Tom Lehman starts fast, takes Senior PGA Championship lead

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) Tom Lehman shot a 5-under 67 on Friday on the difficult Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort to take the second-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship.

The 56-year-old Lehman birdied three of his first four holes and finished with six birdies and a bogey to reach 4 under. He had a one-stroke lead over playing partner Colin Montgomerie and Brian Henninger.

Lehman won the 2010 tournament in Colorado.

Montgomerie, the defending champion, had a 69, and Henninger shot 67.

Esteban Toledo was 2 under after a 68. First-round leader Massy Kuramoto had a 72 to drop to fifth at 1 under. Peter Fowler, Woody Austin and Jean Francois Remesy were even par. Fowler birdied the final hole for a 67, Austin shot 71, and Remesy 72.

It was an international leaderboard. Montgomerie is from Scotland, Toledo from Mexico, Kuramoto from Japan, Remesy from France, and Fowler from Australia.

The round began with temperatures in the upper 40s, like the first round Thursday. The sun lifted it into the mid-70s, although a tricky wind made scoring difficult.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.