Fred Couples leads Senior Players Championship
PITTSBURGH (AP) Defending champion Fred Couples birdied the final three holes for a 7-under 63 and the second-round lead Friday in the Senior Players Championship, the third of five Champions Tour majors.
Couples, the winner last year at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., had an 11-under 129 total on the Fox Chapel course. He won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March for his seventh victory on the 50-and-over tour.
Joe Daley was a stroke back after a 64.
Tom Lehman, the Regions Tradition winner in his last start, was third at 7 under after a 66. Mark Calcavecchia, coming off a victory Sunday in the Montreal Championship, was 6 under along with Bill Glasson, Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake. Calcavecchia and Blake shot 65, Glasson had a 67, and Allen a 68.
Greg Norman was 1 over, following an opening 67 with a 74.