MILTON, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Dave Eichelberger, three years removed from his U.S. Senior Open title, carded his second straight 5-under-par 65 Saturday to open a two-stroke lead over Doug Tewell after the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic.
Eichelberger, who has fared no better than a tie for eighth in his first seven starts this year, was at 10-under 130.
He is in position to win for the first time since capturing the Senior Open and Utah Showdown during a three-week stretch in the summer of 1999.
Tewell, who is seeking his second win of the year, fired a 7-under 63, matching the low round of the day, to climb from a tie for 19th at the start of the round.
Quigley is playing in his 175th consecutive event, leaving him just two shy of Mike McCullough's Senior Tour record that ended last fall at the Allianz Championship. Quigley is in pursuit of his second straight title, but struggled to a 73 after opening with a 63.
Prior to the Senior Tour's one-week hiatus, Quigley captured the Siebel Classic for his sixth victory since joining the elder circuit. The win catapulted him to third on the money list with $599,910.
Eichelberger has dropped into relative obscurity following his success in 1999. He finished 41st on the money list last year with just four top-10 finishes in 31 starts and has not posted a score better than 65 since carding a 63 in the second round of the Utah Showdown three years ago.
Friday's 65 included a hole-in-one on the eighth hole, his first ace since joining the Senior Tour in 1993.