Fergus takes one-shot lead at Ginn Championship

Mar 31, 2007 - 9:07 PM PALM COAST, Florida (Ticker) -- Keith Fergus kept himself in position for a run at his first career Champions Tour victory.

Fergus fired another bogey-free 5-under-par 67 and has a one-shot lead after Saturday's second round of the inaugural $2.5 million Ginn Championship at Ocean Hammock Golf Club.

Winless since capturing the Bob Hope Desert Classic on the PGA Tour in 1983, Fergus has a pair of top-10 finishes in six events on the Champions Tour this year.

Fergus tied for sixth at the Allianz Championship in February, then tied for ninth at the Toshiba Classic three weeks ago. He has finished second on the senior circuit twice.

The 53-year-old Fergus is at 10-under 134 after a round with five birdies. He leads Tom Purtzer and Brad Bryant by one shot with Mark O'Meara and Joe Ozaki tied for fourth at 8-under.

Fergus had a pair of birdies on the front nine and added birdies at Nos. 10, 11 and 14 coming in. He has not carded a bogey yet this week but has not been able to pull away from the field.

Purtzer and Bryant are in hot pursuit. Purtzer had a round of 66 that included two eagles, three bogeys and five birdies.

Bryant eagled the par-5 second and added three birdies before he made the turn but he closed his round with eight straight pars for a 68. The 52-year-old has two career titles on the Champions Tour, both coming in 2006.

Jay Haas, who leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings by 42 points over Loren Roberts and tops the money list with $654,153, is tied for 33rd at even-par 144 following a 73.

First prize is $375,000.

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