NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Kirk Triplett shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with defending champion Bernard Langer in the ACE Group Classic.
Triplett matched Langer at 10-under 134 on TwinEagles' Talon Course.
Langer, also the 2011 winner and 2012 runner-up, followed his opening 64 with a 70. He won the season-opening event in Hawaii last month for his 19th Champions Tour title.
Triplett has two Champions Tour victories after winning three times on the PGA Tour.
Duffy Waldorf and Olin Browne were 9 under. Waldorf, coming off a playoff loss to Michael Allen last week in Boca Raton in the Allianz Championship, shot 68. Browne had a 71.
Colin Montgomerie, playing in his 12th Champions Tour event, was 7 under along with Bob Tway.
Montgomerie had a 67, and Tway shot 72.