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Sauers gets piece of lead

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) – US Senior Open champion Gene Sauers eagled the par-5 18th hole Friday for a 7-under 65 and a share of the Boeing Classic lead with Kirk Triplett.

Coming off his breakthrough victory two weeks ago in Ohio, the 54-year-old Sauers played the four par-5 holes in 5 under with the eagle and three birdies. He won three times on the PGA Tour.

Triplett had five- and four-hole birdie streaks at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Also 54, he followed a bogey on the 11th – his second hole of the day – with five straight birdies and added a birdie on 18. On his second nine, he bogeyed the third, then ran off four in a row.

Triplett won the American Family Insurance Championship in June in Wisconsin for his fifth victory on the 50-and-over tour.

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