May 28, 2010 10:59 PM by Jordan Mason
PARKER, Colo. (AP) - Tom Kite doesn't mind that the thin air, hilly terrain and erratic wind gusts at the Colorado Golf Club conspire to favor the younger golfers on the senior circuit such as
Kite still considers himself a whippersnapper after celebrating his 60th birthday in December, a point that's hard to argue as he sits in second place halfway through the 71st Senior PGA
Championship, a single stroke behind Couples.
Couples shot a 4-under 68 on Friday, putting him at 7 under after 36 holes. He had the best round of the day despite teeing off in the afternoon, when the winds picked up after a lull.
Tom Lehman (71) is two strokes behind Couples, and Lu Chien-soon (70) and Jay Don Blake (69) are tied for fourth, three shots back.
Colorado Springs native R.W. Eaks and Pueblo's Mike Zaremba each posted a +12 and were cut.
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