Larry Nelson turned in a five-under-par round of 67 yesterday to take a one-shot lead at 133 over Scott Hoch after the second round of the $300,000 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic.
Nelson, the 1981 PGA champion, broke a tie with Hoch by sinking a seven-foot birdie putt on No. 7, his 16th hole of the day.
Hoch completed his second straight 67 before Nelson began his round over the 7,007-yard, par-72 Atlanta Country Club course.
The field was forced to wait for 54 players to complete the rain-suspended first round in the morning, and that scheduled start was delayed for 90 minutes because of thick fog.
Lanny Wadkins, the Tournament of Champions winner earlier this season, had the lowest round of the tournament, a 64 that started with a bogey. It left him with a 36-hole total of 136 . . .
In New Rochelle, N.Y., Sally Little shot a four-under-par 68 to take the opening-day lead in the $150,000 LPGA tournament at the Wykagyl Country Club.
Amy Alcott was one stroke behind, Donna Caponi and Cathy Morse shared third place at 70 and Kathy Hite and Vicki Tabor had 71.