Bobby Wadkins and Paul Azinger tied for the lead today after two rounds of the Sea Pines Heritage Golf Classic, with Masters champion Bernhard Langer a stroke behind.

Wadkins, with a three-under-par 68, and Azinger, with a 67, were at nine-under 133 for 36 holes. Langer, who won last week at Augusta, Ga., had six birdies en route to a 66.

"I'm very happy with my 66," said Langer, the West German who posted his first U.S. victory at the Masters. "I've put may game together and I feel very confident. I'm quite happy with my whole game."

Azinger had only one bogey, hurrying and missing a 25-foot putt for par. "I could have let that upset me but I didn't," he said. "I kept my head on straight."

Wadkins had two bogeys and two birdies to make the turn at par, then birdied the 10th, 11th and 13th holes. "I was a little pumped up to start with," he said. "I was a little nervous."

Wadkins had five straight pars coming in and said he felt "tickled to death" with his play. "I feel my game is in the groove, it's heading in the right direction," he said.

Two-time champion Hale Irwin was tied with Jim Thorpe and Dan Pohl at 135.