Haas storms into lead at Pebble Beach


PEBBLE BEACH, California – Jay Haas shot a 7 under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over three other players after the second round of the First Tee Open on Saturday.

Haas, who owns 14 Champions Tour titles but is winless since 2009, had seven birdies, including three of the four par-5s, and played bogey free to get to 11 under 133.

That was in stark contrast to his opening round when Haas birdied six of the first nine holes to take an early lead before falling back with a pair of bogeys on the back nine.

Mark Brooks (64), Bobby Clampett (66) and Brad Bryant (68) are at 135. First-round leader Russ Cochran (71) is among five players tied at 136.

Defending tournament champion Ted Schulz had a 67 and is tied for 17th at 140.