John Cook, Tom Kite lead Champions Tour event

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — John Cook closed with a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 ninth hole at Del Monte for 5-under-par 67 and a share of the lead with Tom Kite on Friday in the First Tee Open.


Kite also opened at Del Monte. He won the 1983 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am and 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the site of his final two rounds in the Champions Tour event.

Cook won the 1981 Crosby for the first of his 11 PGA Tour titles.

Mark McNulty, Loren Roberts and Tom Pernice Jr. are a stroke back. They also played at Del Monte.

Brad Bryant had the best score of the day at Pebble Beach, shooting 69.

Eighty-one junior players from the First Tee program played alongside the pros.


EUROPEAN TOUR: In Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France, Marcel Siem shot 3-under 68 in wet conditions at Le Golf National to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the French Open.

Siem is at 6-under 136 total.

Alexander Noren is second after 67. Anders Hansen and George Coetzee shot 68 to reach 4-under.

Raphael Jacquelin had 71 to match Francesco Molinari (68) and David Lynn (72) at 3-under.

Former Augusta State player Scott Jamieson shot 74 to make the cut on the number at 145. Jamie Elson, another former Jaguar, shot 78-82–160.