Allen in contention at Senior PGA after 64

Allen fired a 64 on Friday to move in contention.
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BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Michael Allen has shot a 7-under 64 in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on Friday, bouncing back impressively from a difficult first day to move into contention.

Allen shot 77 in the first round but finished the second at 1 under for the tournament. He's three shots behind leader Roger Chapman, with Chapman still on the course. Steve Pate is at 3 under after six holes Friday. Joel Edwards (67), Hale Irwin and John Cook are at 2 under.

Allen, the Champions Tour's money leader this year, hit 17 greens in regulation Friday – after reaching only seven in his first round. No player has recovered from a first-round 77 to win the Senior PGA Championship.