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McCarron jumps into second-round lead in Senior Players Championship at Caves Valley

McCarron jumps into second-round lead in Senior Players Championship at Caves Valley
Drew Politziner, 7 of Palm Beach, Fla., gets an autograph from Scott McCarron, who just finished at the practice green during the 2017 Senior Players Pro Am at Caves Valley Golf Club. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

With first-round leader Larry Mize faltering, Scott McCarron leapfrogged to the top of the leaderboard Friday in the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club with five birdies in his first eight holes to move to move to 10-under par.

Mize, who shot an 8-under par 64 Thursday, made pars on his first six holes before a bogey on the par-4 seventh dropped him two shots behind McCarron. Former U.S. Open

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Former U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin birdied the first five holes to take the lead in the second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship Friday at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills before play was halted at a little past 1 p.m. because an incoming thunderstorm.

Pavin, who has won just once in seven years on the PGA Tour Champions, started the day one stroke behind first-round leader Larry Mize at 7-under par and reached 12-under with a birdie on the par-4 fifth hole before making a bogey at the par-410th hole shortly before play was suspended.

Mize, who shot an 8-under par 64 Thursday, faded with a 4-over par 76.

McCarron, who won last month at the American Family Insurance Championship and came into Baltimore ranked fourth in the Charles Schwab Cup earnings list ($958,135), birdied five holes on the front nine en route to a 31 and was the first to overtake Mize., McCarron got to 11-under par with a birdie on the par-5 12th before back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14 put him two shots behind Pavin.

Paul Broadhurst started the day at 4-under and was at 8-under after consecutive birdies on 13 and 14 before play was stopped. Three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer, who came into the day one shot behind Mize, got off to a slow start with a bogey at the par-4 opening hole before birdies on the par-3 third and par-4 fifth brought him up to 8-under as well.

Playing in the same group with Langer, Brandt Jobe started at 6-under and dropped a stroke with a bogey on the par-4 fifth hole before making consecutive birdies on the par-3 sixth and par-4 seventh. He was at 7-under along with former Masters champion Ian Woosnam of Scotland, whose eagle 3 on the par-5 fourth got him to 7-under. Former British Open champion Tom Lehman had the day's other eagle on the par-4 15th and was at

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