Bernhard Langer, Doug Barron share Ally Challenge lead entering final round
Canada's Mike Weir tied for 16th, Stephen Ames tied for 40th
Bernhard Langer birdied the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a share of the second-round lead Saturday in The Ally Challenge.
A day after shooting his age on his 64th birthday, Langer had six birdies in a bogey-free round at Warwick Hills to match Doug Barron at 14-under 130.
"I think it's demanding off the tee," Langer said. "You've got to really hit the ball straight, keep it between the trees and on the short grass. Especially when you play preferred lies the way we have the last two days, it's even more premium to hit it in the fairway because you can clean the ball and have a good lie."
Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont. is in a seven-way tie for 16th while Calgary's Stephen Ames is in a six-way tie for 40th.
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Langer has has 41 PGA Tour Champions victories, four off Hale Irwin's record. The German star won his last title in March 2020.
Barron shot 64. He won the Shaw Charity Classic two weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta, for his second senior title.
"I'm playing great," Barron said. "I'm trying to just play smart and play good. I'm putting beautifully."
Joe Durant was a stroke back after a 66. Thongchai Jaidee was 12 under after a 65.
Defending champion Jim Furyk was 8 under, following an opening 65 with a 71.