INDIAN WELLS, CALIF., JAN. 21 -- Dan Forsman, playing the best round of his PGA Tour career, concluded a 10-under-par 62 with an eagle today to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas after two rounds of the $1 million Bob Hope Classic.

Forsman, who led the PGA in birdies last year, had nine -- including five straight in a front-side 30 -- at Indian Wells to go 14 under par in the five-day, 90-hole event.

Beginning his sixth year on the tour, Forsman, 29, came within one shot of the course and tournament record set by Bert Yancey and David Edwards. Forsman's previous personal best was 64.

Haas, the first-round leader after a 63 Wednesday, shot a 68 at La Quinta today. John Mahaffey (65 at Indian Wells), Ken Perry (66 at La Quinta) and Jim Hallet (65 at La Quinta) were three strokes off the pace.

Forsman, a former Arizona State star who now lives in Provo, Utah, hit what was probably his best shot on the 18th. Standing under a tree limb about 160 yards from the pin, he hit a 6-iron second shot to within 10 feet of the hole, then sank the putt for eagle.

"I felt like some kind of artist out there today," Forsman said. "I was throwing my brush out there and everything stuck.

"I told my caddie I felt like I had laughing gas {at the start of the round}. Then I told him, 'I better get serious; I have a great round out there.' "

Forsman birdied his first hole, then did the same on Nos. 4 through 8. The one on No. 6 came from the fringe 25 feet away.

The tournament, which is also using the new Arnold Palmer layout at PGA West and the Bermuda Dunes course, will conclude Sunday at Indian Wells.