Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Mark McNulty after the first round of the Senior British...

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under-par 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Mark McNulty after the first round of the Senior British Open.

Langer, the German star who won the 2010 tournament at Carnoustie, had six birdies on Turnberry’s Alisa Course.

Tom Lehman, Michael Allen, David Frost, Jay Don Blake, Dick Mast and Chien Soon Lu shot 66. Allen has two victories this year on the Champions Tour.

Tom Watson opened with a 69. He lost a playoff to Stewart Cink in the 2009 British Open at Turnberry, and won the 1977 British Open and 2003 Senior British Open at the course. Kirk Triplett, a graduate of Pullman High School, also had a 69. Seattle native Fred Couples shot a 72.

Other tournaments

Scott Piercy shot an 8-under 62 in the first round of Canadian Open at rain-softened Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario. Greg Owen and William McGirt were a stroke back, and Robert Garrigus had a 64. Former Husky Richard H. Lee shot a 70. Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor had a 71.

Stacy Lewis made seven consecutive birdies and tied the Evian Masters record with a 9-under 63 to open a two-stroke lead after the first round in Evian-les-Bains, France. South Korea’s Hee Young Park opened with a 65 and compatriot Ilhee Lee had a 66. Jimin Kang, a graduate of King’s High School in Shoreline, shot a 74.

• Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen shot a 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead during the suspended second round of the Lyoness Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria.