John Daly moved into the lead of the $800,000 B.C. Open by shooting a five-under-par 66 in the second round Friday at Endicott, N.Y.
Daly, making his first appearance in the B.C. Open and playing the En-Joie Golf Club course for only the third time, had five birdies that left him at nine-under-par 133 after 36 holes.
Daly got a share of the lead at eight-under with a short putt on the par-three 14th and moved out in front alone with a 23-foot birdie putt on No. 15.
Daly began his scoring with short birdies on No. 3 and No. 7. He birdied No. 8, a par-five, after missing a 20-footer for eagle.
"That's the first 18 holes I've played this year without a bogey," Daly said. "I hit the ball 10 times better than I did yesterday. Today, I took advantage of a couple par-fives and played the par-threes real well. That was one of my keys, to play the par-3s. So far, so good."
One stroke back were Phil Mickelson, the 1990 U.S. Amateur champion who won three NCAA titles at Arizona State, Nolan Henke, the 1990 B.C. Open winner, and Ken Green, the first-round leader.
Green, who began play with a two-stroke lead after a first-round 65, played the final 15 holes at even par to finish at 69.
Dale Douglass shot a four-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior Tour's $800,000 Nationwide Championship at Alpharetta, Ga.
Douglass had six birdies and overcame his only mistake--a double-bogey on the second hole--to take the lead on the Country Club of the South golf course.
Rain washed out the second round of the British Women's Open at Woburn, England, and cut the tournament to 54 holes from the scheduled 72. U.S. Open champion Patty Sheehan leads by one stroke after an opening-round 68.