First-round leader Brandt Jobe shot a 1-under-par 70 Friday and was tied with Charles Raulerson, who had a 68, halfway through the $2.5 million Air Canada Championship.
Carlos Franco shot his second 67 and was alone in third, one shot behind the leaders and one in front of a group of five. Eight golfers were another shot back after two rounds at the suburban Vancouver Northview Golf and Country club course.
Jobe, who had an opening-round 63, had three bogeys and was relieved to have survived the day still atop the leaderboard.
"Yesterday, it seemed I was making a lot of putts and getting the bounces," said Jobe, who's coming off a career best fourth-place finish last weekend at the Reno-Tahoe Open. "Today was kind of just the opposite. If I hit a shot a little bit off line, it ended up in the worst place it could be."
Raulerson, a former rail executive and PGA Tour rookie, had a career best finish of 21st at the Buick Invitational in February.
A group at 135 included Fred Funk, whose 64 was the low score of the round, and U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart, who capped his round of 67 with a birdie on 18. Also at 135 going into today's third round (3 p.m., Ch. 9 and 4:30 p.m., ESPN) were Chris DiMarco, Richard Zokol and Kevin Pom-Arleau.
Doyle leads Morgan by one
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Allen Doyle fired a 9-under-par 63 to take a one-shot lead over Gil Morgan in the opening round of the TA Waterhouse Senior PGA Championship.
In search of his fourth victory this year, Doyle birdied the first four holes.
Former Buffalo resident Jim Thorpe, Ed Dougherty and Brian Barnes were at 66, and Fred Gibson, Frank Conner, Bob Dickson and Hugh Baiocchi shot 67. The second round will be shown by ESPN at 3 p.m.
Defending champion Larry Ziegler shot a 2-under 70 and 1999 money leader Hale Irwin bogeyed two of the first three holes on the way to a 72.
Three atop European Masters
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, New Zealand's Michael Campbell and Lee Westwood of Britain shared the lead after two rounds of the European Masters.
Bjorn and Campbell both fired 5-under-par 66s in the second round, and Westwood, a member of the European Ryder Cup team, shot his second straight 69.
Two strokes behind the lead trio, at 140, were Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke, Spain's Francisco Cea, Germany's Alex Cejka and defending champion Sven Struever.