Senior Open Championship: Bernhard Langer and Mark Weibe tied at the top on five under
Bernhard Langer and Mark Weibe both sit on five under par at the halfway stage of the Senior Open at Royal Birkdale.
Last Updated: 27/07/13 1:31pm
German Langer posted a score of 67, recovering well from a double bogey six on the sixth, to put himself right in contention to make amends for last year's disappointment at Turnberry when he let slip a one-shot lead on the final day.
"I played like the weather today, pretty good," the two-time Masters champion told europeantour.com
"I just had one little blemish with a double bogey where I missed the green and double hit my chip shot. Otherwise it was a really good round.
"I hit a lot of good shots and putted much better today. So I'm very pleased with the position I'm in at the halfway point."
Weibe made it a two-way tie at the summit thanks to a superb 65 that included picking up four birdies on the back nine.
David Frost sits a shot adrift of the pair, the South African signing for a 68 for the second successive day at the Merseyside course.
First-round leader Gene Sauers managed a level-par 70 to remain on three under. The American is joined by Australian Peter Fowler (68) and Ireland's Mark McNulty (67).
Sandy Lyle, Open champion in 1985, is on two under along with Americans Rocco Mediate and Jeff Hart, while Cory Pavin slipped back to level par after a one-over 71 that included a double-bogey six at the eighth hole.
Mark O'Meara, who lifted the Claret Jug at the venue in 1998, is on two over with Colin Montgomerie a further shot back after posting a 71. The Scotsman's cause was not aided by a double-bogey six at the par-four third.
Ian Woosnam, Costantino Rocca, Sam Torrance all ended up the wrong side of the cut line and will not be playing at the weekend.