Berg is at 5-under 139 for the tournament. He entered the day two shots behind Shane Prante, the first-round leader.

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PGA Professional Derek Berg of Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish shot a 2-under par 70 in the second round of the Muckleshoot Casino Washington Open Invitational on Tuesday, taking a two-shot lead over Shane Prante, Ryan Benzel and John Cassidy heading into the final round at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Berg is at 5-under 139 for the tournament. He entered the day two shots behind Prante, the first-round leader.

Berg, Benzel, Prante and Cassidy have each won multiple Pacific Northwest Section majors. Berg has won five majors, Benzel has won four majors, and Prante and Cassidy have won two.

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The event, which includes dinner, is open to the public by reservation. Tickets can be purchased by calling 206-464-3076 or by emailing Wayne Milner at