Destin, Florida:Jay Haas, winless in Florida in US PGA Tour-sanctioned competition, shot a 6-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Tom Purtzer after the second round of the Boeing Championship.
Haas, the American seniors tour money leader and the only two-time winner this year, had a bogey-free, 13-under 129 total on the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Raven Golf Club course. Purtzer, the first-round co-leader after a 62, shot a 68.
Eduardo Romero, who also opened with a 62, was 11 under after a 69. Denis Watson, the U.S. Senior PGA Championship winner last week, shot a 67 to join Loren Roberts and Brad Bryant at 10 under. Roberts and Bryant also had 67s.
Haas has played 102 US tour events in Florida and is making his sixth Champions Tour start in the Sunshine State.