Langley being cautious at TPC River

ROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Scott Langley is being careful not to get too far ahead of himself in the Travelers Championship. That’s the mistake he said he made three weeks ago at the Memorial Tournament when he shot a 79 in the final round to drop into a tie for 28th.

Winless in two seasons on the PGA Tour, the 25-year-old Langley took the second-round lead in the Travelers on Friday, following his opening 64 with a 65 to reach 11 under 129. He had eight birdies, a double bogey and a bogey in the second round at TPC River Highlands.

“I’ve been in contention. I played in the final group on Sunday at Memorial,” Langley said. “This weekend, I’m not going to think about possibilities. I’m not going to think about what it means to win. I’m not going to think about any of that stuff. I’m just going to keep my head down and play my game.”

Michael Putnam, Harris English and K.J. Choi were a stroke back. Putnam shot 63, matching the best round of the day. English had a 64, and Choi shot 65.

Langley was 11 under after 10 holes Friday, but an errant approach shot on the 342-yard, par-4 second hole led to a double bogey.

“I was ticked off because it was such an easy mistake, a simple wedge shot,” said Langley, trying to become the fifth straight first-time PGA Tour winner in the event.

Langley birdied the next hole.