PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland, July 23 (UPI) -- Don Pooley shot an even-par 72 Friday to become part of a four-way tie at the top after two rounds of the Senior British Open.
At the end of a blustery and often rainy day, Pooley was at 3-under 141 -- as were Carl Mason, Mark McNulty and Pete Oakley (68).
The four co-leaders had a one-shot lead over Tom Kite and Bill Longmuir.
McNulty had a chance to take the lead at the 36-hole mark, but bogeyed two of the last three holes at the Royal Portrush course.
"If somebody had said to me playing the first hole with the way that the showers were coming in that I was going to shoot 69, then obviously I would be delighted," McNulty said. "But all us golfers are in the same league, we all moan about things. I was obviously disappointed to finish the way I did, but that is golf."
Defending champion Tom Watson, battling neck problems, finished two rounds at 5-over 149. The cut came at 153.