Mark Wiebe, Bernharrd Langer share Senior British Open lead

SOUTHPORT, England — Mark Wiebe shot 5-under-par 65 on Friday to share the lead with Bernhard Langer after the second round of the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale.


Wiebe had four birdies on the back nine. Langer, the 2010 champion at Carnoustie, shot 67 and made five birdies. Both players finished at 5-under 135.

Langer dropped two strokes at No. 6 when he double-hit the ball.

David Frost (68) is one shot off the lead.

First-round leader and Georgia resident Gene Sauers, of Savannah, followed his opening 67 with 70 and is now two shots back.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Moscow, Rikard Karlberg took a two-stroke lead 

over four others after the second round of the Russian Open, shooting 4-under-par 68.

Matthew Baldwin (69), Wen-Chong Liang (70), Alexandre Kaleka (67) and Michael Hoey (67) are two shots off the lead.

Former Augusta State star Jamie Elson (71-71) is seven shots back.

U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR: In Truckee, Calif., Scottie Scheffler and Davis Riley won quarterfinal and semifinal matches to advance to the 36-hole final.

Scheffler won three matches Friday, counting the completion of his suspended third-round match.


BOISE, Idaho — Russell Knox shot the fifth 59 in Tour history Friday, missing a chance to break the tour record when he settled for pars on the final two holes in the second round of the Boise Open.

Knox, 28, had two eagles and eight birdies in his bogey-free round. He’s the leader by a shot.

Knox is the second Tour player in two weeks to shoot 59, following Will Wilcox. The others with 59 are Notah Begay III (1998), Doug Dunakey (also 1998) and Jason Gore (2005).

Scott Parel (70-67), Matt Hendrix (73-65) and Kevin Kisner (72-72) missed the Boise cut, which fell at 6-under 136.

– Associated Press



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