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Rocco Mediate leads Champions Tour event

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Rocco Mediate played the back nine in 7-under 29 for the second straight day to increase his lead to two strokes in the Champions Tour's inaugural Shaw Charity Classic.

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The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, followed his opening 8-under 63 with a 64 to reach 15 under at tree-lined Canyon Meadows.

``I'm going to need to go 4-, 5- or 6-under par easy to win this golf tournament tomorrow,'' Mediate said. ``It's good to be where I am. I like the feeling. I want to go play the third round right now, but you can't do that. I just want to get to the first tee and get going.''

He had seven birdies on the back nine after making an eagle and two bogeys on the front side.

``I didn't really play that bad on the front nine,'' Mediate said. ``On the back nine, the gates they opened right up.''

Bobby Clampett was second after a 65.

``I was just really trying to hang in there,'' Clampett said. ``I wasn't playing particularly well early on in the round and missed a couple shots - tee shot at 7 and a tee shot at 9 - and managed to squeak out a couple bogeys on those holes. I just hung in there a made some good putts today.''

Tom Pernice Jr., David Frost and Michael Allen were 11 under. Pernice had a 64, and Frost and Allen shot 66.

``Today was a good day to get me closer to the lead, so I'm within striking distance,'' Pernice said. ``I'm going to have to play good again tomorrow though.''

Jay Don Blake matched the tour record with three eagles en route to a 66 that left him at 10 under along with Kirk Triplett (66), Jeff Sluman (68) and Bart Bryant (68).

Mike Goodes was in the group at 9 under after matching Mediate's course record with a 63.

``I was walking down the last few holes saying if you can't have fun doing this, you can't have any fun, so I was enjoying it,'' said Goodes, who had eight birdies in his bogey-free round. ``It was a great round and I got in position where I can have a really good tournament.''

Fred Couples was 8 under after a 65.

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