CARY, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Pernice Jr. turned in his second straight 5-under 67 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the senior SAS Championship.
In his debut on the Champions Tour, Pernice finished 36 holes at 10-under 134. Pernice would become the 13th player to win his Champions Tour debut and first since Mark Wiebe did it two years ago.
R.W. Eaks was bothered by lower back pain most of the back nine Saturday, but still managed a 69 and is tied for fifth place with Nick Price (68) and Joey Sindelar (69) at 136.