Andrade shoots 65, grabs share of Champions lead

SAUCIER, Miss. — Billy Andrade shot a 7-under 65 to share the lead with Fred Funk after the second round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak on Saturday.

Andrade had the low round of the day, capping it with a 20-foot birdie putt on 18. Funk shot a 67.

The 50-year-old Andrade is playing in just his fourth Champions Tour event. His best finish was eighth place at the ACE Group Classic in February.

Fred Couples started the day with a two-stroke lead, but fell into a tie for second place after shooting a 71. Jay Haas and Jeff Maggert both had 69 to join Couples one stroke behind the leaders.

Andrade and Funk are at 8-under 136 for the tournament.

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