Defending champion Bob Charles of New Zealand and Orville Moody of the United States shot 5-under-par 67s today and held a one-stroke lead over Arnold Palmer after the first round of the $370,000 Grand Slam Golf Tournament.
In the U.S. PGA Seniors Tour event, Charles and Moody each had six birdies and one bogey over the rain-soaked 6,660-yard Oak Hills Country Club course.
Palmer birdied two of his final three holes for a 68.
Tied at 69 were Gene Littler and Larry Mowry, both of the United States.
Americans Don January, Miller Barber and Tommy Aaron shot 71s.
In another tournament today, Jeff Maggert of the United States fired a par 70 and maintained a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Indonesian Open Golf Championship at Jakarta.
Maggert had a 54-hole total of 199, two strokes ahead of Australian Anthony Gulligan. Gulligan moved from sixth to second at 201 after carding a 65.