Andy Bean, using a putter his caddie gave him, one-putted 10 times on his way to a five-under-par 67 and a 136 total after the second round of the $400,000 Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.
"He gave me this putter last Sunday," Bean said. "I tried it a couple of times and it felt right. It just felt good. It's a putter he used to use, but it's in my bag now. And I told him (caddie Wayne Beck) if he wants to keep on working for me, it's going to stay in my bag."
Ben Crenshaw had a second-round 71, good for second place at 138. The often-erratic Crenshaw had 15 straight pars. Jack Nicklaus, the tournament host and founder, matched par 72 and qualified for the final two rounds at 148. Arnold Palmer shot 81 and missed the cut at 154 . . .
Kathy Young shot a four-under-par 68 to take the second-round lead in the LPGA's $150,000 Classic in Corning, N.Y. Young, who holds a one-stroke lead at five-under-par 139, tied the course record for nine holes by shooting 31 on her front nine. "I had chills up and down my body," she said.
Patty Sheehan is at 140, and Cindy Hill and Valerie Skinner at 141.