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Montgomerie shares Senior lead

Colin Montgomerie shares the lead after the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship.

Montgomerie stayed in a lofty position on the leaderboard after a two-under 69, joining fellow Hall of Famers Bernhard Langer (68), Tom Watson (68) and three others.

The 50-year-old Scot, playing in his first Senior PGA, made an eagle on the par-five 15th, hitting his eight-iron approach from 173 yards to 10 feet.

He was glad to keep pace with Watson and Langer, while Bart Bryant, Steen Tinning and Kiyoshi Murota also sit next to him on four-under.

"Tom had a great finish last week in the Regions Tradition major and Langer is always there, so I felt that if I was equal or around them after two days, I would be quite happy," said Montgomerie.

"I was and I am and it gives me an opportunity to go forward at the weekend."

Strong round

The 64-year-old Watson had five birdies and a double bogey on the par-four 12th to reach four-under 138 after two rounds at Harbor Shores.

"When I don't do well I get angry with myself still," he said. "Like (Lee) Trevino said, 'When I stop getting angry with myself, then I know it's time to quit.' And I haven't reached that point yet. I get frustrated at times, but I still have some fire."

Langer, a two-time winner this season, made a solid start with birdies on the first two holes.

"On this golf course you never know what's going to happen," the German said. "There are some low scores out there, but there are also some high numbers. So it was good to get in the red numbers right away and I felt good about my game starting off."

Murota (65) had the best round of the day, chipping in for eagles on the par-five fifth and ninth.

Steve Pate (67) was a stroke back along with Stephen Ames (68), Russ Cochran (69), Mark Brooks (71) and Dan Forsman (73).