Gary Hallberg of the United States made eight birdies in a 7-under-par 63 Friday during the windy second round of the Senior British Open in Turnberry, Scotland, taking a 3-stroke lead on Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman.

Langer had a 73 after his opening 64, logging a triple-bogey 7 on the 13th hole.

“I think Gary’s 63 is the round of the year. Shooting 7 under today is like 10 or 11 under on a decent day. That’s how good it was and I take my hat off to him,” Langer said.

Like Langer, Lehman played when the wind was at its strongest, with gusts up to 25 mph. He managed one birdie at the 17th and dropped shots on the 11th and 14th to finish with a 71.

“When I saw Gary’s score going on the board I thought, ‘Wow! Did he play the par-3 course across the road?’ He’s a bit of a character, so nothing surprises me what he might shoot,” Lehman said.

Hallberg dropped his only shot at the second hole, then mastered the conditions with eight birdies. He got three on the run from the fifth to go out in 33. He had another run at 10, 11, 13, 14 and the 17th for a 30.

“It was one of the greatest days I’ve had in many years, it was just a pleasure,” Hallberg said. “I played aggressively and had some great putts go in, but I started to choke a bit near the end and left putts at 15, 16 and 18 short.”

Fred Couples shot a 68, one of only two under-par rounds. He had birdies at the fifth and seventh, dropped a stroke at the 15th, birdied 16 and 17 before dropping another stroke at the last hole.

He’s 6 strokes back, along with fellow American Michael Allen (74) and Ireland’s Mark McNulty, whose 75 was 10 shots worse than his opening effort. Tom Watson followed his 69 with a 75 on Friday, 10 strokes behind the leader.

Greg Norman (77) missed the cut.

PGA Tour

William McGirt shot a 4-under 66 for a share of the second-round lead with Scott Piercy in the Canadian Open in Ancaster, Ontario.

Piercy followed his opening 8-under 62 with a 67 to join McGirt at 11-under 129 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club, matching the tournament 36-hole scoring record.

Robert Garrigus was 2 strokes back after a 66, and Bo Van Pelt was 9 under after a 66. Tim Clark and Vijay Singh were 8 under. Clark had a 62, and Singh shot 67.

British Open champion Ernie Els missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 70.

LPGA Tour

Stacy Lewis of the United States shot a 3-under 69 to keep the lead after the second round of the Evian Masters in Evian-Les-Bains, France, 1 stroke ahead of South Korea’s Ilhee Lee.

Lewis finished at 12 under, a day after shooting 63 in an opening round that included nine birdies.

Lewis seemed to pick up where she left off with a birdie on No. 4 and an eagle on No. 7. But she had bogeys on the 12th and 14th holes.

Lee had four consecutive birdies on the back nine to finish with a 67. American Paula Creamer (67), the 2005 Evian champion, and former U.S. Women’s Open champion Inbee Park (64) were 3 shots behind Lewis. Creamer had five birdies in her round.

Cheyenne Woods made her first professional cut in her third LPGA tournament. The 23-year-old niece of Tiger Woods shot a 69 to tie for 18th.

European PGA Tour

Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark shot a 4-under 68 for a 3-stroke lead over Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg after the third round of the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Olesen, who won his first title at the Sicilian Open in April, made four birdies and was 16 under overall. Karlberg improved to 13 under with a 66.