OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Allen shot a 7-under 63 Friday and broke away from the pack for a 5-stroke lead after the second round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Allen was among seven who shared the first-round lead at 3-under. He birdied five of the first eight holes and eagled the par-5 14th while shooting his best round of the year in hot, breezy conditions at the par-70 Omaha Country Club.
Allen's 36-hole lead is the largest in the event's 34-year history. Rocco Mediate, at 5-under, is his closest pursuer after finishing with 14 straight pars for a 67. Jeff Sluman, who also shot 67, is at 4-under after missing an 8-foot par putt on the 18th.
Allen, 54, was short with his birdie putt on No. 18, ending his bid to match the U.S. Senior Open record of 62 by Loren Roberts at Prairie Dunes in 2006.
SILVIS, Ill. - Defending champion Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover and rookie Patrick Reed are tied for the lead after two rounds at the John Deere Classic.
Johnson shot a 5-under 66 to keep a share of the lead for the second day in a row. Reed shot a 63 in the morning session, just one year after missing the cut at TPC Deere Run, while Glover finished at 9 under on Friday.
WATERLOO, Ontario - Catriona Matthew shot a 64 to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
American Angela Stanford shot a 67 and was second, while Inbee Park, who is going for her fourth straight LPGA Tour win, had a 67 and was tied for third.
• On the European Tour, Scot Chris Doak, ranked No. 341, was the surprise one-stroke leader at the halfway stage of the Scottish Open after a second straight 66 left him at 12-under 132. Ernie Els missed the cut after a 70, and Phil Mickelson's 70 dropped him to 13th.
• Chad Collins missed a chance for the fourth 59 in Web.com Tour history, parring the final six holes for an 11-under 60 at the Utah Championship in Sandy.