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Bernhard Langer leads Greater Hickory Classic

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Bernhard Langer of Germany hits his drive on the fifth hole during the final round of the SAS Championship held at Prestonwood Country Club on Oct. 13, 2013 in Cary, North Carolina.

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) - Bernhard Langer overcame a bad start Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour's Greater Hickory Classic.

Second behind Kenny Perry in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, Langer bogeyed the first two holes on the reconfigured Rock Barn layout, then made six birdies for a 4-under 66.

The German star had a 10-under 130 total.

Michael Allen, Brad Bryant and John Riegger were tied for second. Allen shot 65, Bryant had a 66, and Riegger a 67. Bruce Vaughan, who won the qualifying tournament to make the field, shot a 62 to join Olin Browne at 7 under. Browne had a 68. Perry was tied for 17th at 3 under after a 69.

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