Updated: Saturday, 21 June 2014 07:40 | By Agence France-Presse

Langley seizes slim second-round lead at Travelers

American Scott Langley had eight birdies in a five-under 65 on Friday to grab the second-round lead in the US PGA Tour's $6.2 million Travelers Championship.

Langley seizes slim second-round lead at Travelers

Scott Langley of the United States watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at the TPC River Highlands on June 20, 2014 in Cromwell, Connecticut - by Michael Cohen

Langley, a 25-year-old seeking his first victory on the US Tour, had an 11-under par total of 129 after two rounds on the TPC River Highlands Course.

He was one stroke in front of South Korean K.J. Choi and Americans Michael Putnam and Harris English.

Putnam's 63 was the best round of the day, while English carded a 64 and Choi a 65.

First-round leader Brendan Steele was in a group on 131 after a second-round 69. He was joined by fellow Americans Ryan Moore (68), Eric Axley (67) and Jamie Lovemark (63).

Dustin Johnson was alone in ninth place after his second straight 66 for 132.

Through the first two rounds Johnson has missed just six greens in regulation and made a dozen birdies.

"I'm hitting the ball well, I'm getting good looks at the hole, making some putts," Johnson said.

Langley, in his second season on the PGA Tour, is trying to become the fifth straight player to make the Travelers Championship his first tour win.

On Friday, he hit 13 of 14 fairways in regulation and 16 of 18 greens. His eight birdies offset a bogey and a double-bogey.

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