K.J. Choi leads by two strokes at Pebble Beach

9/25/2021 10:28:36 PM EST

South Korean K.J. Choi shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to sit alone atop the leaderboard at the Pure Insurance Championship in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Choi sits at 9-under 135, two shots ahead German players Alex Cejka (71) and Bernhard Langer, whose bogey-free 66 vaulted him 18 spots up the leaderboard in the second round. Cejka shared the first-round lead.

Jeff Maggert also carded a bogey-free 66 to join a group of four players tied for fourth at 6-under 138, three shots back.

Choi carded three birdies on his first six holes en route to a bogey-free round. He would add a fourth birdie on the par-4 11th.

"Today starting so very good, it's No. 2 and 3 birdieing back-to-back," Choi said. "And on the back nine, it's a little difficult. ... And yesterday and today inside of 5 feet is never missing. So that's why scoring is continue is very nice."

Cejka followed his opening 66 with a 71 on Saturday. He started with three birdies on the front but bogeyed three coming in, including Nos. 17 and 18.

"I had a lot of chances. I couldn't make the putts today," Cejka said. "Bogey-bogey finish is a little bit disappointing. But I'm up there again, so there is a chance. You never know. Pebble, everything is possible. ... I'm just happy to be up there again and have a stab at it."

Stuart Appleby, the other co-leader after 18 holes, shot 77 on Saturday to stand at T-35 at 1 under.

--Field Level Media

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