Mark O'Meara, winner of last week's Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, took advantage of ideal playing conditions today for a six-under-par 66 that lifted him into a tie for the second-round lead in the $500,000 Hawaiian Open.
O'Meara, the No. 2 money winner last season and off to a fast start this year, completed two trips over the Waialae Country Club course in 133, 11 under par.
He was tied for the lead at the tournament's halfway point with former U.S. Open champ Andy North, who had a second-round 67.
Jim Simons was tied at 134 with former U.S. Open and PGA winner Larry Nelson, Scott Simpson and Larry Mize, who penalized himself one stroke for moving the ball when removing a fallen leaf.
Bob Eastwood, who won two 1984 PGA Tour events, and Dan Pohl were another shot back at 135.
Pohl had a 68 and Eastwood shot 67 on the course that winds through palm trees to Pacific beaches.
LPGA Sarasota Classic: Defending champion Donna White shot a 70 to share the lead with Lauren Howe at 139 midway through the $200,000 tournament in Sarasota, Fla.
Tied for second place at 140 were Patty Hayes, Patty Sheehan and JoAnne Carner. Lynn Connelly was tied with Betsy King at 141.
PGA Sunrise Seniors: Don January shot a five-under-par 67 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the $200,000 tournament in Fort Pierce, Fla.