DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) England's Greg Owen shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Chiquita Classic, the second tournament in the four event Web.com Tour Finals series.
The 41-year-old Owen, the winner of the European Tour's 2003 British Masters, had an eagle, seven birdies and three bogeys at River Run. He had an 8-under 136 total.
The bulk of the field is made up of players in the top 75 on the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the Web.com money list are assured PGA Tour cards, while the other players are fighting for 25 additional cards.
Owen was 134th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Colombia's Camilo Benedetti was a stroke back along with Kris Blanks, Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie. Benedetti and Blanks shot 67, Svoboda had a 65, and MacKenzie a 68.
SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec (AP) Dick Mast took the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 in windy conditions on La Vallee du Richelieu's difficult Rouville Course.
The 62-year-old Mast, winless on the 50-and-over tour, had five birdies and two bogeys.
Kenny Perry, the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open winner in consecutive tour starts this summer, opened with a 70 on the tree-lined layout. Bernhard Langer was another stroke back along with Mark Brooks, Mike Reid, Tom Pernice Jr. and David Frost.
Mark Calcavecchia, the winner last year on the adjacent Vercheres layout, had a 74. He missed the tour's previous two events because of back problems.
Rocco Mediate, coming off a blowout victory Sunday in Calgary, Alberta, opened with a 75. Last week, he shot 63-64-64 for a seven-stroke victory.
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) Scotland's Stephen Gallacher shot a 6-under 65 or a share of the lead with Thomas Bjorn after the second round of the European Masters.
Bjorn, the 2011 champion from Denmark, shot his second straight 66 to match Gallacher at 10-under 132. Spain's Miguel Angel Jiminez shot a 68 to join Englishmen Danny Willet, Tommy Fleetwood and Richard Finch and France's Victor Dubuisson at 9 under.
Jimenez, the 2010 champion, is making his 25th consecutive start in the tournament. Willett shot 64, Dubuisson 65, Finch 66, and Fleetwood 68.
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