Lehman, Funk share 2nd-round lead in Houston

Associated Press Modified: May 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm •  Published: May 5, 2012
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"Every tournament is a major to me," Goodes said.

Bryant made six birdies and two bogeys on his round. The 57-year-old Bryant hasn't won since 2007.

"I'd rather be leading by 12, but that's OK," Bryant said. "I think it's fun for the gallery when you have that many guys in the hunt. We're fan-friendly, we want to keep the scores close together for the fans."

Michael Allen, going for his third straight victory, had a 68 to join Bobby Clampett (67) at 7 under. Allen shot his eighth consecutive sub-70 score this year.

Two years ago, Fred Couples shot a final-round 63 to win the event at 17-under par. And Funk and Lehman are both expecting a shootout Sunday.

That's why it's a funny course to play," Lehman said. "It gives you opportunities, but you have to take advantage of them. There is always going to be somebody 4 or 5 or 6 under. Somebody's going to do it, you just hope it's you."

J.L. Lewis had a hole-in-one on the 189-yard par-3 16th hole, the first ace in the tournament's history.

The main attraction Saturday was the grouping of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player in an exhibition scramble. Palmer curled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole, prompting a roar from the massive gallery that followed the greats all day. The team of Nicklaus, Palmer and Player won the three-team event at 11 under.

Goodes finished in time to join the crowd and get a glimpse of the greats. He never played on the regular tour, keeping his amateur status until turning pro in 2007.

"I'm just a typical fan," Goodes said. "They're my idols, they've been my idols since I was a little bitty kid. I just wish I was, in a way, 10 years older where I could've played in a couple of tournaments with them."

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