Couples takes one-shot lead at Ensure Classic

Ensure Classic (Rd. 2)

CONOVER, N.C. – Fred Couples shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Ensure Classic.

Couples was at 12-under 132 Saturday after the second round of the Champions Tour event at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa.

Langer had a 67. He is pursuing his sixth win this season on the 50-and-over circuit and leads Couples by 672 points in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.

Morris Hatalsky (65) and Nick Price (67) were another stroke back at 134.

Tommy Armour III (67) and Dan Forsman (68) were tied for fifth at 135, with 16 other golfers within six strokes of Couples heading into Sunday’s final round.

First-round leader Peter Senior faltered from his 65 Friday to shoot an even-par 72 Saturday. He was at 138 with eight other players.

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