Graham Marsh shot a tournament-record 8-under-par 63 in the Kroger Senior Classic on Saturday at Mason, Ohio, and Isao Aoki had a second straight 66.
But neither could overtake first-round leader Mike Hill, who takes a two-stroke advantage into today’s final round at The Golf Center at Kings Island.
Hill shot a 66 to tie the tournament record with a 12-under 130 total. Aoki is two back and Marsh is another stroke behind.
Among the six golfers one more stroke back - within five of the leaders - were two-time defending champion Nick Price as well as Fred Couples and Paul Azinger.
At Lemont, Ill., Brett Ogle birdied the 18th hole to tie Steve Lowery for the lead heading into the final round of the wide-open Western Open at the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.
Ogle shot a 3-under-par 69 and Lowery a 70 to move past second-round leader Jay Haas with a three-day total of 7-under 209. Haas led until the 16th hole, but bogeyed the last two to fall one shot back.
At Sylvania, Ohio, Pam Wright had birdies on four of the last six holes to move into a one-shot lead over three players after two rounds of the LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
Wright, a native of Scotland, finished with a 5-under-par 66 for a two-day total of 137 over the 6,319-yard, par-71 Highland Meadows Golf Club.
Tracy Hanson of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Hall of Famers Pat Bradley and Nancy Lopez each shot 70 and are at 1 under.
Clarkston’s Robin Walton was 7-over and failed to make the 6-over-par cut.
Two-time winner Rick Rhoden shot a 5-under-par 67 in windy and rainy conditions to take an eight-stroke lead after the second round of the Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, Nev..
Overnight leader Al Del Greco was tied for second with Jack Marin at 146. Michael Jordan was 12 behind after a 77.
In Kilkenny, Ireland, Colin Montgomerie of Scotland took the lead in the Irish Open, and Greg Norman vaulted within a stroke by matching the the course record with a 7-under-par 65 in the third round.
Montgomerie birdied the last two holes, including an 18-foot putt at the 18th, for a round of 69 and a 205 total.
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