Bernhard Langer rode a putting streak to a second 65 and a two-stroke lead over Wayne Levi after yesterday's second round of the $700,000 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open golf tournament in Cromwell, Conn.
The West German birdied four of his last five holes to pull ahead at 12-under-par 130 after two rounds over the par-71, 6,786-yard Tournament Players Club of Connecticut.
Langer, who has six top-10 finishes in the United States this year, made a 60-foot putt for a birdie on the par-3 fifth hole, his 14th hole of the day. Then, after scrambling for par on the sixth hole, Langer finished his round with three birdies.
Levi, who shot a 7-under 64 to lead the opening round, started in the afternoon when a steady rain hampered playing conditions. He managed a 68, including birdies on three of his final four holes.
Tom Watson shot a 68 for 135.
Middle Atlantic PGA:
Mike McGinnis of Holly Hills made an eagle and six birdies for 6-under-par 64 and a two-shot victory in the pro-am tournament at Prince William in Nokesville, Va.
McGinnis hit the par-5 13th hole in two shots and sank a 22-foot putt for an eagle. He shot 4-under 32 on his final nine holes.
Mike Wynn of Evergreen, Glen Barrett of Glenn Dale and Ron Millner of Colchester Range in Fairfax shot 66 to share second. Jim Castagna of Hobbit's Glen was low amateur, 70.
Deb Richard had four consecutive birdies on her final holes, maintaining her lead in the rain-interrupted $300,000 Rochester (N.Y.) International tournament.
With her final hole still to play, Richard, who shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday, was at 9-under 132. Lori Garbacz, who had a second-round 67, was at 6-under 138.
Tommy Aaron shot a 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the $250,000 Greater Grand Rapids (Mich.) Open.
Aaron, 50, gained a three-shot lead over Bill Casper, Orville Moody and Bob Charles.