Joey Sindelar, bidding for his first victory as a rookie on the PGA Tour, shot two-under-par 69 to take the lead through three rounds of the Bank of Boston Classic.
Sindelar's 54-hole total was 204 at Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton, Mass. Tied with George Archer at the halfway mark of the 72-hole test, Sindelar played head to head with the 20-year tour veteran and took a one-stroke lead on the 54th hole, when Archer hit a bad second shot and took bogey for a tie at 205 with Calvin Peete . . .
Dan Sikes carded three-under-par 69 for a 36-hole 136 and held off PGA senior tour "rookie" Lee Elder for a lead of two in the 54-hole United Virginia Bank event at Richmond. Elder sank birdies from 15, 20, 4, 8 and 6 feet for a front-nine 31 in a round of 68 . . .
Defending champion JoAnne Carner, fellow tour veterans Amy Alcott and Donna Caponi and Marta Figueras-Dotti, a former USC medical student from Madrid, shared first after the second round of the LPGA's Portland PING tournament in Oregon. On the tree-filled Riverside course, only six golfers broke par through 36 holes. Starting today's final 18, the leaders are at 142, two under . . .
At Sunningdale, England, Seve Ballesteros shot 69 for a 203 total that tied Howard Clark (72) for the third-round lead in the European Open. Ballesteros gets a $65,000 bonus if he adds this title to his British Open victory, and said, "The bonus would be nice. But . . . I am used to playing for big money all over the world and won $260,000 in the Sun City tournament in South Africa. I shall still be eating the same breakfast on Monday morning."