Gene Sauers watches his putt on the 15th green during the final round of the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., Sunday, May 29, 2016. Gene Sauers finished tied for 14th place with a score of 9 under
Robert Franklin
August 27, 2016

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) Gene Sauers took the Boeing Classic lead Saturday, two weeks after his breakthrough victory in the U.S. Senior Open.

The 54-year-old Sauers two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke lead over Joe Durant. The three-time PGA Tour winner had a 12-under 132 total at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Durant birdied the last for a 65. He won the 3M Championship three weeks ago in Minnesota.

Tom Byrum and Stephen Ames were 9 under. Byrum had a 68, and Ames shot 69.

Kirk Triplett, tied for the first-round lead with Sauers after a 65, had a 71 to drop into a tie for fifth at 8 under.

Bernhard Langer also was 8 under after a 67. The 58-year-old German star won the 2010 tournament and finished second behind Billy Andrade last year. Langer has three victories this year, two of them majors.

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