Senior Players Championship: Fred Couples leads by four at halfway
Last Updated: 30/06/13 10:55am
Fred Couples: Clear halfway leader in Senior Players Championship
Fred Couples will take a four-shot lead into the third round of the Senior Players Championship after returning on Saturday morning to card an eight-under 62.
The 54-year-old was seven under through 11 holes on Friday when rain halted the second-round action at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh.
He posted six straight birdies when play resumed before finishing with a birdie - his eighth of the round - at the par-four ninth to move to 12-under 128.
John Huston, who led after the first round, is Couples' nearest challenger on an American dominated leaderboard after shooting a three-under 67 to sit on eight under as he pursues his first major title.
Jeff Hart (65) and Duffy Waldorf (67) are five shots behind Couples on seven under, with Kenny Perry (63) and Mark O'Meara (66) one further back.
England's Roger Chapman (69) is the leading European challenger on two under, one shot ahead of Scottish duo Sandy Lyle (69) and Colin Montgomerie (70), who is making his first appearance at senior level.