Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla.
It wound up giving him a share of the lead.
Streelman finished his 6-under 65 nearly three hours before the last group walked off the 18th green. Justin Leonard ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn en route to a 67. George Coetzee birdied the rowdy 17th hole, where Hooters waitresses serve people in the grandstands. That gave him a 68.
They were tied at 6-under 207, evidence Innisbrook's Copperhead course is the most complete PGA Tour test in Florida.
A shot out of the lead were 2010 winner Jim Furyk (67), Greg Chalmers (69), Tag Ridings (70) and Ben Kohles (69), a University of Virginia graduate who last summer went from college to two straight wins on the Web.com Tour to earn a spot in the big leagues.
First-round leader Shawn Stefani had a 74 and still was only two shots behind. His day could have been much worse except for a tee shot that caromed off a tree and into the fairway on No. 2, and a big hook on the third that hit the tire of a golf cart and stayed in play.
Defending champion Luke Donald (67) and 19-year-old Jordan Spieth, who's coming off a runner-up finish in Puerto Rico, were also among the five players at 4 under.
"I wanted to get to 6 under today," Streelman said. "I had that number in my mind to at least have a chance
LPGA Tour: Ai Miyazato pulled back in front in the LPGA Founders Cup, making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine in Phoenix.
Miyazato shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a 63. At 19-under 197, she had a four-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Jee Young Lee.
Lewis was penalized when it was ruled that caddie Travis Wilson tested the sand before Lewis played out of a bunker on the par-4 16th. That turned a 66 into a 68. Lewis would jump to No. 1 with a victory, as long as Yani Tseng -- tied for 63rd at 2 under after a 72 -- finishes third or worse.
Miyazato was as graceful and efficient as ever, making it impossible to tell that she's returning from a whiplash injury sustained three weeks ago in a five-vehicle crash in Thailand.
Champions Tour: David Frost maintained a one-shot lead over Fred Couples in the Toshiba Classic, eagling the final hole for a 5-under 66 in Newport Beach. Frost had a 13-under 129 total after making an 18-foot putt on the par-5 18th. Couples two-putted from 35 feet for birdie on 18 and shot a 66.
European Tour: Thomas Aiken had a 10-under 62 to lead in the Avantha Masters by three shots in Greater Noida, India. Aiken had eight birdies and an eagle to total 18-under 198 and move ahead of Liang Wenchong (69).