Quebec Championship 2014
Chip Beck takes opening honours
September 6, 2014
Chip Beck eagled his final hole for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Quebec Championship.
The 57-year-old Beck, winless on the 50-and-over tour, hit his 3-wood approach from 254 yards to a foot to set up the eagle on the par-5 nine hole.
The four-time PGA Tour winner also had six birdies and a bogey at La Tempete in the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the area since the 1956 Labatt Open at Royal Quebec.
Duffy Waldorf and club professional Craig Thomas were tied for second.
Brad Faxon, Loren Roberts and P.H. Horgan III followed at 67. Esteban Toledo, the winner last year in the then-Montreal Championship at La Vallee du Richelieu, opened with a 68.
Two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen had a 71 in his first Champions Tour round. He turned 50 last week.