Colin Montgomerie fires solid 69 on senior debut in the States
John Huston leads in Pittsburgh where Colin Montgomerie made his American seniors' debut with a solid one-under-par 69
Last Updated: 28/06/13 11:06am
Monty, who turned 50 last week, made a solid start to his senior career in the States with a 69, which left him four strokes behind leader Huston.
The 52-year-old from Florida carded an opening five-under-par 65 at Fox Chapel to end the day one shot clear of four players.
On a day dominated by Americans, home players fill the top-10 spots - and 18 of the leading 20.
Huston, who teed-off on the 10th, made a slow start to his round before covering an eight-hole spell in six-under-par, while playing his second nine holes in just 30 shots.
Fred Couples, Duffy Waldorf, Fred Funk and Russ Cochran are tied-for-second and leader Huston said: "I really didn't make anything and then all of a sudden the last 10 holes I made a bunch of putts."
As for Monty, he overcame a double-bogey six at the eighth to end the round tied-for-21st, along with Englishman Roger Chapman - and well in contention.
Montgomerie admitted earlier in the week that this tournament has been on his radar for a long time: "I've got a new hunger for the game now and I've been working all year towards this date."