Miyazato takes lead at Evian Masters
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin shot a second straight 2-under-par 69 Friday to share the second-round lead with Bernhard Langer of Germany at the Senior British Open.
Pavin and Langer (71) have 4-under totals of 138 and are one shot ahead of a quartet that includes Ian Woosnam (67) and Jay Haas (69).
Pavin was among the early starters and looked set to take a commanding lead before finishing with a double-bogey 6 at the 18th after hitting his second shot out of bounds.
Langer had to deal with a biting cold wind later in the day but also got to 6 under before bogeys on two of the par-3 holes. At the short 13th, his tee shot landed in a deep pot bunker, and he missed the green at the 16th with a 5-iron and was unable to get up and down.
Langer has 10 wins in three years on the Champions Tour, but is still looking for his first victory in a senior major.
Americans Dan Forsman (71) and Larry Mize (70) were also tied for second.
Tom Watson, who missed the cut in his last British Open appearance at St. Andrews last week, had no problem making sure he will be around for the weekend this time. He sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the last green for a par 71 to remain 3 over. American Corey Pavin, above, shot a 69 Friday at the Senior British Open to tie Bernhard Langer of Germany for the lead. lead with Dean Wilson in the Canadian Open, in another low-scoring day at straighthitter friendly St. George’s.
Wilson had his second straight 65 to match Clark at 10-under 130.
Brent Delahoussaye and Steve Wheatcroft were a stroke back. Delahoussaye had a 69 a day after matching the Canadian Open record with a 62.
Wheatcroft shot a 66. J.J. Henry (65), Rob Grube (66), Hunter Mahan (67) and Brock Mackenzie (68) were at 8 under, and Tim Herron (63) and defending champion Nathan Green (65) topped the group at 7 under. Sweden, who had a 66.
British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was one of the overnight leaders, but he slipped to third after a round of 70, leaving him two strokes behind Choi and even with Argentina’s Rafa Echenique.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Mika Miyazato of Japan shot a 5-under 67 for the second-round lead at the Evian Masters.
Michelle Wie started the day tied for sixth at 4 under, but slipped down the leaderboard at 1 over after a sluggish round (77) that included a quintuple bogey on the 10th hole.
Defending champion Ai Miyazato of Japan managed a 72 to stay six shots off the lead.
Sun-Ju Ahn, Morgan Pressel and Melissa Reid shared the first-round lead at 6 under, but they struggled as thunderstorms suspended play.