The defending champion is doing all he can to make a good showing.
Loren Roberts got off to yet another slow start, parring the first six holes, but for the second straight day he's got another three-birdie string. He birdied Nos. 8, 9 and 10 to get to 9-under and into a tie for sixth, just three shots off the lead.
No one has defended their title in Naples since Mike Hill won back-to-back in 1993-94. Lee Trevino also won in consecutive years in 1990-91.