Corey Pavin made three birdies and one bogey.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Corey Pavin and Peter Senior - both winless on the Champions Tour - shared the lead Saturday after the second round of the Allianz Championship at Broken Sound Golf Club.

Pavin followed his opening 8-under 64 with a 70 to match Senior at 10 under. Senior had a 68.

Mark Calcavecchia and Bernhard Langer were a stroke back. Calcavecchia had a 68, and Langer a 69.

Pavin had a two-shot lead with two holes left, but bogeyed the 17th - his lone bogey of the day - and Senior birdied the 18th. Pavin is making his 35th career Champions Tour start, Senior his 48th.

``I played solidly,'' Pavin said. ``I didn't get as much out of this round as I did (Friday), but it was difficult out there with the wind coming from a different direction.''

Senior overcame a bogey on the par-5 first hole with five birdies on his last 13 holes. The Australian had a one-shot lead heading into the final round last year, but shot a 77 and faded to 17th.

``I have more confidence than I did this time last year, because I'm playing better,'' Senior said. ``I know I'm close to winning.''

Calcavecchia was 3 over after three holes, then finished with seven birdies. He's shooting for his 12th consecutive top-10 finish on the Champions Tour. Don January holds the record with 36 from 1980-84.

``I wasn't thinking about winning when I walked to the fourth tee, I can promise you that,'' Calcavecchia said. ``I have never been this consistent in my career. If I putt well, I'm going to have a good chance.''

Langer won at Broken Sound two years ago when he holed a bunker shot in a playoff with John Cook and lives just minutes from the course.

``It's going to take a lot of patience,'' Langer said. ``You need to try and hit as many greens as possible because it's going to be difficult to get up-and-down for pars.''

Peter Jacobsen shot the day's best round, a seven-under 65, to move into a fifth-place tie with J.L. Lewis (67), Michael Allen (67) and Joey Sindelar (69) at 7 under.

``I didn't expect this,'' said Jacobsen, returning from his 17th surgery, a laser operation last November to remove bone spurs in his lower back.

Defending champion Tom Lehman was 1 under after a 72.

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