Pavin, Langer among leaders at Gulf Resort Classic

By David Brandt/The Associated Press

SAUCIER — Corey Pavin birdied his first six holes and finished with a 5-under 67 to join Bernhard Langer, Roger Chapman and Joe Daley atop the leaderboard Saturday after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Pavin took advantage of Fallen Oak’s soft greens in ideal windless conditions.

Langer had a 65, Chapman shot 67, and Daley had a 66.

Defending champion Fred Couples also had a good day, shooting a 66 to stay within striking distance at two strokes off the lead. It’s a crowded leaderboard, with 14 players within three strokes of the lead.

The round was delayed for more than an hour because of afternoon thunderstorms.