Ken Green, a decided longshot who admitted he is playing better than he imagined he could, shot a four-under-par 68 to take a three-stroke lead after today's second round of the $325,000 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am golf tournament.
Green's 134 for two days is three shots better than the totals of Gary McCord and Jim Thorpe.
"That's the best two rounds I've ever had out here," said Green, 24, who played briefly on the PGA Tour last year, but had to requalify.
Green won only $11,899 last season and in four previous events this season he has won $1,855.
He played his second round at Pebble Beach, one of three still-drenched Monterey Peninsula courses used for the first three rounds of this event.
Tom Watson, the current U.S. Open and British Open champion, hit an approach shot into the lap of a women sitting by the 14th green at Spyglass Hill. After staring at the ball for a moment, she got up, the ball rolled away and Watson made bogey on the hole. He shot 73 for a total of 140. Jack Nicklaus, also playing at Spyglass, again failed to get anything going. He shot another 71 and was at 142. Joe Inman, the first-round leader, went from an opening 65 to a 75 at Cypress Point.