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Hall of Famers share Senior PGA lead

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Colin Montgomerie knows two of the players to watch in a senior major are Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson, so playing alongside them in the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores worked out well.

Watson shot 3-under 68 Friday for a share of the lead with fellow Hall of Famers Langer and Montgomerie and three others.

"Tom had a great finish last week in the Regions Tradition major, and Langer is always there, so I felt that if I was equal or around them after two days, I would be quite happy," Montgomerie said. "I was and I am, and it gives me an opportunity to go forward at the weekend."

Watson, 64, had five birdies and a double bogey — on the par-4 12th — to reach 4-under 138. "When I don't do well, I get angry with myself still," he said. "Like (Lee) Trevino said, 'When I stop getting angry with myself, then I know it's time to quit.' And I haven't reached that point yet. I get frustrated at times, but I still have some fire."

Langer also had 68, and Montgomerie shot 69 to join Watson, Bart Bryant, Steen Tinning and Kiyoshi Murota atop the leaderboard. Bryant shot 67, Tinning 66 and Murota 65. The six-way tie for the lead is the most on the Champions Tour after 36 holes since an eight-way tie in the 2006 Senior Players Championship in Dearborn.

PGA: Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in the small Missouri town of Gallatin, where his home course is a nine-hole layout. Garnett has gone from Daviess County Country Club and then Missouri Western State to leading at Hogan's Alley after two rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. After starting with eagle, Garnett shot 4-under 66 and moved to 7-under 133. He had a one-stroke lead over long-putting Chris Stroud (64) and Robert Streb (68).

LPGA: Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus Classic leaderboard, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull. Matthew, 44, shot 5-under 67 to reach 13-under 131 on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Crossings Course in Mobile, Ala. The 18-year-old Hull also shot 67.

PGA Europe: Shane Lowry birdied his closing two holes for 2-under 70 to join Thomas Bjorn (72) in the lead after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at 10-under 134. Rafa Cabrera-Bello (73) and Luke Donald (67) were four back in Virginia Water, England. Rory McIlroy (71) was in a group of four another shot back. He eagled the par-5 12th for a second straight day and birdied three of his last four holes.

Hall of Famers share Senior PGA lead 05/23/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 23, 2014 10:25pm]
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