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Mark Calcavecchia remained the leader after the weather-delayed first round of the AT&T Championship finished on Saturday.
His 5-under 67 on Friday held up for a three-stroke lead, though Calcavecchia and others began the second round while others finished the first. He was 1 over through eight holes, and Tom Kite and Kenny Perry made up a stroke with even par front nines.
The tournament was delayed by more than three hours on Friday when a heavy rainstorm with high wind and lightning rolled over the TPC San Antonio Canyons Course.
There is ample sunshine for the second round, though the cooler weather took its toll on Saturday. John Cook, a two-time winner of this Champions Tour event and a third-place finisher from last year, withdrew because of back pains after completing his first round in the morning.
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Mark Calcavecchia shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to increase his lead to four strokes after the second round of the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship.
Calcavecchia, three strokes ahead after the rain-delayed first round, had an 8-under 136 total on TPC San Antonio's Canyons Course.
He had 26 putts, one-putting the final five greens and six of the last seven.
The top 30 players on The Champions Tour head to the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Throughout the 2012 season, players have earned points for top ten finishes in each tournament on Tour. Heading into the final three regular-season tournaments, Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Roger Chapman, Michael Allen and Fred Couples...
With a back injury sidelining last year's winner Fred Couples, this week's AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour is looking good for the 2011 runner-up Mark Calcavecchia.
''Last year I played about as good as I could,'' Calcavecchia said Thursday, ''and lost by seven.''
If it wasn't for Couples, Calcavecchia would have won by two...