Despite a self-imposed penalty shot, Tom Kite shot a 70 yesterday to move into a tie with Mark McCumber (71) and Gary Hallberg (70) for the second-round lead of the $400,000 Doral-Eastern Open golf tournament in Miami.
The 141 was the highest two-round score to lead the tournament in its 24 years. Doral's Blue Monster course was raked by 25 mph winds that gusted up to 35 mph.
Tied at 142 were Gibby Gilbert (72), Morris Hatalsky (69) and Peter Oosterhuis (72). First-round leader Greg Twiggs shot a 75, dropping two shots back. Jack Nicklaus shot 68, the day's best round, and moved into contention at even-par 144 . . .
Betsy King and Anne-Marie Palli shot two-under-par 70s, each getting an eagle, to share the lead after the second round of the $175,000 Tucson Open. The leaders were at four-under 140 after 36 holes over the 6,212-yard Randolph Golf Course. Judy Clark and Lisa Young also carded 70s and were one stroke back . . .
In Citrus Springs, Fla., Larry Rentz finished with a four-under 140 to beat Mike McGee of Middletown, Ohio, by a stroke and win his second PGA Club Pro Series event of the season. Rentz, an assistant pro at Newbridge Country Club in Largo, shot 70 both rounds to win $4,000, bringing his earnings to $25,332 in the series.