Champions Tour

Ames sits T2 at Champions Tour event in Texas

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Stephen Ames (Scott Halleran/ Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Wes Short Jr. birdied three of the last four holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s San Antonio Championship.

The 51-year-old former University of Texas player had seven birdies and two bogeys on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course. He won the Quebec Championship last year for his lone victory on the 50-and-over tour and also won the PGA Tour’s 2005 Las Vegas event.

Paul Goydos, Jeff Sluman, Canada’s Stephen Ames, Duffy Waldorf and Scott Dunlap were tied for second.

Defending champion Michael Allen had a 69. Fred Couples shot a 70. He won the 2011 event

Charles Schwab Cup leader Colin Montgomerie opened with a 71. He has a 39-point lead over Jeff Maggert with three events left in the season-long competition. Maggert had a 72. He has a tour-high four victories, winning majors in the Regions Tradition and U.S. Senior Open.