Kenny Perry and Russ Cochran had always wanted to play together on the Champions Tour, and they’re making the most of their wish at the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf.
The Kentuckians shot 10-under 62 in the better-ball format, joining the team of Michael Allen and David Frost atop the leaderboard as Round 1 continued Friday.
Perry played with Scott Hoch a year ago, losing in a playoff to David Eger and Mark McNulty. Hoch is out this year after wrist surgery, which opened the door for Cochran, of Paducah, Ky., to play with the pride of Franklin, Ky.
Allen and Frost, which finished one shot out of last year’s playoff, birdied the first five holes at Savannah Harbor Golf Resort in a front-nine 29.
Old Ohio State teammates John Cook and Joey Sindelar are among a group one shot back at 9 under. Cook eagled the par-4 18th hole, sinking a 6-iron from 178 yards out.