BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Duffy Waldorf shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the soggy, weather-delayed second round of the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.
Waldorf had three birdies and a bogey on both the first nine holes and the last nine to top the Shoal Creek leaderboard at 9-under 135. The Champions Tour rookie also led after two rounds last week in Iowa in the Principal Charity Classic, but closed with a 1-under 71 to tie for third.
Sluman, the first-round leader, had a 71 with an eagle on the par-5 third hole, two birdies and three bogeys after matching his best opening round score on the Champions Tour with a 65.
Fred Couples, Mark Calcavecchia, Michael Allen and Canadian Rod Spittle were three strokes back. Couples had a 71, Calcavecchia and Allen shot 69, and Spittle had a 66.
Two-time defending champion Top Lehman was 4 under after a 71. He made a double bogey on 17 and a bogey on 18 in fading light.
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