Couples shares lead at delayed ACE Group


Champions Tour

NAPLES, Fla. – Dan Forsman and Fred Couples were tied for the lead after the weather-delayed first round of the ACE Group Classic.

Forsman and Couples both finished rounds of 4-under 68 on Saturday.

Play was postponed on Friday due to high winds – gusts were measured at 40 mph and some holes were deemed unplayable. An approaching storm also played into tournament officials’ decision to finish the opening round Saturday.

Ronnie Black, Fulton Allem and Tommy Armour III were one stroke back.

Black was among nine players who finished Friday, while Armour III bogeyed his last two holes Saturday morning to finish at 3-under 69.

Players were scheduled to begin their second rounds off the first and 10th tees later Saturday.