The Woodlands, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Goodes carded a 3-under 69 on Friday and that was good enough for a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the Insperity Championship.
Goodes, who finished third at this event last year, earned his only Champions Tour win at the 2009 Allianz Championship.
Gene Sauers is one stroke off the lead at minus-2 on the Tournament Course at The Woodlands Country Club.
Michael Allen, who tied for fourth at this event last year, opened with a 1- under 71. He was joined in a share of third place by Brian Henninger, Mark Brooks and Hal Sutton.
Defending champion Fred Funk struggled to a 3-over 75, which left him tied for 32nd.
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