Lancaster's lone PGA Tour win came at the 1994 Byron Nelson Classic. He's won $83,000 in five Champions Tour events this year. With an early second-round tee time, he knew where he was heading after Thursday's round.
"To bed. Fifty-year-old guys don't want to play golf at 7:20 in the morning," he said.
Phil Mickelson, playing for the first time since finishing second to Justin Rose at the U.S. Open, struggled to a 74. His tee shot on the par-5 17th landed in Howard's Creek and he three-putted for triple bogey. He also had five bogeys and four birdies.
A similar round on Friday would mean his third missed cut of the year and the third consecutive time he's failed to advance to weekend play at the Greenbrier Classic.
"I don't know what it is," Mickelson said. "I felt like I was playing really well heading in here. I don't play this course well. I don't know what the reasoning is. It's just given me problems the last few years."