Tom Watson, the Senior PGA Championship winner, rolled in a 35-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to finish with a 70. Doug Tewell, the Tradition winner, was another shot back, while U.S. Senior Open champion Bruce Fleisher missed only one fairway and two greens but settled for 18 pars.
The 36-hole event features this years Senior major championship winner, with the winner earning $300,000.
Doyle, the Ford Senior Players champion, birdied three of his final five holes on The Slammer & The Squire course, which overlooks the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The 53-year-old finished the season first on the money list with more than $2.5 million.