Langley claims narrow lead

Scott Langley carded a second round 64 to claim a one-shot lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Friday.

Langley started his second round like a man possessed and carded four birdies in his first second holes, but faltered after the turn to finish his round just ahead of KJ Choi on 10-under after the South Korean notched his second 65 of the week.

In a tie for second place alongside Choi is Michael Putnam and Harris English, who carded 63 and 64 respectively.

Overnight leader Brendan Steele shot a 69 to sit two shots off the pace on nine-under alongside Eric Axley (67), Jamie Lovemark (63) and Ryan Moore (68).

After reaching the turn at 31, Langley lost three shots in two holes, but shot four more birdies to take his place at the top of the leaderboard.

“When I get in those situations I need to keep my head down and just play golf,” Langley said after his round.

“I probably didn’t handle it as well as I could have but I learned from it, and going into this weekend, I’m not going to talk about what it would mean to win.

“I’m just going to keep my head down and keep playing golf, just stay in my own little world and play the game because I’ve done it pretty well the last two days.”

Dustin Johnson is in ninth place on eight-under after his second 66 of the week, while three players are tied for 10th place on seven-under.

They are Aaron Baddeley (66), Matt Kuchar (67) and Bud Cauley (70).