CARY, N.C. --
Cochran, the 2010 tournament winner, is making his first start since the U.S. Senior Open in July.
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"I came here hoping to finish the tournament really," Cochran said. "But I fell into a great mode and played a good, solid round. Maybe I need more time off, I don't know.
"Of course, when you're playing well, you feel like you could do it all the time," Cochran said. "But I've got to give myself a lot of room and be very, very patient and realize that I haven't been in the heat in a long time. I haven't played much less been in the heat. I'll be pretty calm [Saturday], I think."
"I had a really efficient front nine," said Funk, who made the turn with a 30. "I got everything out of that front nine. Obviously, shooting 5 under's great. I'm playing really good. I'm playing solid, close to playing really, really good, and it's more -- it's fun just to play."
Magee extended his streak without a three-putt to 190 holes, the third-longest run on the Champions Tour this year.