Naples, FL – PGA Champion Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele under 62 on Saturday to take the second-round lead of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.
Bradley and Steele, first-round co-leaders, finished at 19-under 125 and are shot clear at the Gold Course at Tiburon Golf Club.
Bradley and Steele shared Friday's lead with the Champions Tour pair of Mark Calcavecchia and Nick Price. Those two teams will be in Sunday's final group again. Calcavecchia and Price overcame a bad start with a nine-under 63 and are second at minus-18.
Calcavecchia and Price both won on the Champions Tour this season. They've combined for two British Open titles and had fun playing with their much younger peers on Saturday.
"It's enjoyable playing with those two kids," Calcavecchia said in a televised interview. "I've always enjoyed coming to play. This is fun. We're in the last group tomorrow."
Saturday's format was better ball. Sunday's scramble is a format that always yields low scores.
"We'll have Steeley (Steele) hit his drive down the middle and I'll swing as hard as I can," Bradley said on TV.
Bradley and Steele caught fire right before the turn with three straight birdies from the eighth. Bradley birdied 13 and 14 to get the team to 17-under par.
Steele made a nice par save at the 15th, then Bradley drained an eight-footer for birdie at 16. Steele two-putted the par-five 17th for his side's final birdie.
"It was a lot of fun," Bradley said.