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    Langer maintains ACE Group Classic lead

    4:45 PM, Feb 16, 2013   |    comments
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    Naples, FL (Sports Network) - Bernhard Langer shot 2-under 70 on Saturday to maintain a 3-stroke lead through two rounds of the ACE Group Classic.

    Langer, who won this tournament in 2011, is 12-under 132 through 36 holes. He will aim for his 17th Champions Tour victory on Sunday.

    Chien Soon Lu fired a 68 to move into a tie for second place with Tom Pernice Jr. (69) at 9-under, while Mark O'Meara is alone in fourth after a second- round 69 at the Club at TwinEagles' Talon Course.

    Mark Wiebe (70), Jay Don Blake (71) and John Huston (71) share fifth place at 7-under, one stroke ahead of Fred Funk (71), Jeff Freeman (70) and Gene Sauers (67).

    Rocco Mediate (67), a winner last week in his Champions Tour debut at the Allianz Championship, Steve Elkington (70) and John Cook (68) are tied for 11th at 5-under. Cook won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

    Defending champion Kenny Perry is 3-under through 36 holes. He defeated Langer by five strokes a year ago.

    Eight-time PGA Tour victor Bob Tway was three shots off Langer's pace after one round, but he stumbled to a 79 on Saturday and dropped into a tie for 39th.

    More to follow.

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