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Friday, August 30, 2013
Rocco Mediate up 1 after 63

Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Rocco Mediate eagled two of the final four holes to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's inaugural Shaw Charity Classic.

The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, had an 8-under 63 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows. He played the final five holes in 6 under, making eagles on the par-5 15th and 18th and birdieing the par-3 14th and par-4 17th.

Bart Bryant, Jeff Sluman, Bobby Clampett and Canada's Rod Spittle were a stroke back.

Fred Couples opened with a 69.

The tournament is the 50-and-over tour's third event in Calgary. Don January won the 1983 Peter Jackson Champions at Earl Grey, and Brian Barnes won the 1998 AT&T Canada Senior Open at Glencoe.