Rocco Mediate opens 4-stroke lead in Senior PGA Championship

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) Rocco Mediate stretched his Senior PGA Championship lead to four strokes Friday at Harbor Shores, birdieing the final two holes for a 5-under 66.

The 53-year-old Mediate opened with a 62 on Thursday to tie the tournament and course records set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout. On Friday, Mediate started play on the 10th tee and birdied the par-4 16th and 18th. He added birdies on the par-5 fifth, par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth, leaving an eagle putt an inch short on the last.

Mediate had a 14-under 128 total. He has two PGA Tour Champions victories after winning six times on the PGA Tour.

Gene Sauers was second, closing with a bogey for a 69.

Bernhard Langer birdied three of his last four holes in a 64 to reach 9 under in his bid to become the first player to win all Five PGA Tour Champions majors. The 58-year-old German won the Regions Tradition last week in Alabama for his sixth senior major title and 100th worldwide victory. Two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (66) and club pro John DalCorobbo (68) also were 9 under.

John Daly missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 74.

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