Miguel Angel Jimenez birdies final 4 holes for 1-shot lead in Boca Raton

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BOCA RTON, Fla. — Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied four of his final holes Friday to shoot a 5-under par 67, giving him an 1 shot lead. Paul Goydos Rod PamplingTimberTech Championship

The PGA Tour Champions is the second event in the postseason. The top 36 players in points advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next Wednesday in Phoenix.

Jimenez is already in, a three time winner this year who entered the event as No. 5 in the Schwab Cup Standings.

Steven AlkerHit into the water and made double-bogey on Royal Palm Yacht and Country Clubs par-3 15th hole. He birdied the 18th hole for a 70, and tied for seventh.

Alker holds a huge lead in the Schwab Cup and is guaranteed the No. If he wins the TimberTech Championship, he could be the No. 1 seed in the season finale.

Padraig HarringtonNo. 2 in the standings, had an average 72.

The group at 69 included Tom Pernice Jr.He is currently at No. 44 in the standings. If he can maintain his position for two days, he would be projected as moving up. Scott McCarron (No. 54 also had a score of 69 and was projected just outside 36.

Vijay SinghAfter nine holes, he withdrew due to a foot injury. He will not be eligible in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship the second time he has played in the past three years.

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