Pavin, Hamilton share 1st-round lead on PGA Tour Champions

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Former major champions Corey Pavin and Todd Hamilton shot 6-under 66s in blustery conditions Friday to share the first-round lead in the Allianz Championship.

Pavin won the 1995 U.S. Open among his 15 PGA Tour titles. He made four birdies in a five-hole stretch on The Old Course despite 20-mph winds and temperatures in the 50s at the start of the PGA Tour Champions event.

Hamilton, the 2004 British Open champion, reeled off four consecutive birdies on his back nine.

Pavin has won just once in 111 starts on the PGA Tour Champions circuit – he took the 2012 Allianz Championship, thanks to a left-handed chip with an 8-iron that saved par. This was Hamilton's fourth start in the 50-and-older competition.

Another major champion, 1996 British Open winner Tom Lehman, was tied for third with Billy Andrade after 67s. Four players are tied at 4-under.

Defending champion Paul Goydos was tied for 13th with a 70.