Corey Pavin leads SAS Championship

CARY, N.C. -- Corey Pavin shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the SAS Championship.

Nick Price, Gary Hallberg, Kenny Perry and defending champion Russ Cochran were tied for second at the Champions Tour event held at the 7,137-yard Prestonwood Country Club.

J.L. Lewis, Peter Senior, Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle all shot 67.

Tom Lehman, who leads the race for the Charles Schwab Cup and its $1 million payday, was among a group tied at 3-under. Lehman is trying to become the first golfer to ever win player of the year honors on the Nationwide, PGA and Champions tours.

Play was delayed in the afternoon for 2 hours, 14 minutes when a thunderstorm moved through the area.