George Burns, getting maximum mileage from his putter, scored a second consecutive 66 yesterday and took over first place in the $500,000 Westchester Classic at Harrison, N.Y., in his home area.
"I worked for it today," said Burns, former University of Maryland golf captain who has not won in his last five seasons on the PGA Tour.
Roger Maltbie shot 63 and came on to take second at 133, nine under par and one shot back. "I think that's the first time I ever had a 29 in tour competition," said Maltbie, who shot that six-under-par figure on the back nine . . .
Left-handed rookie Ernie Gonzalez, tied for the first-round lead with Burns, took a 78 . . .
In the $400,000 LPGA McDonald's Championship at Malvern, Pa., Alice Miller, who said she didn't have a very good day hitting the ball, managed four-under-par 68 for a two-round total of 136 and a two-stroke midway lead over Beth Daniel, who had 70.
First-round leader Ayako Okamoto had 75 -- 141 . . .
Kim Williams of Potomac, Md., and Bethesda Country Club defeated Page Marsh of University of North Carolina, 6 and 5, in a scheduled 36-hole final of the 70th Women's Southern Amateur in Southern Pines, N.C. Williams, 22, a senior-to-be at Florida International, was 4 up after the morning 18 holes. She eagled the par-5 fifth in the afternoon . . .
Rick Hughes of Indian Spring and Steve Hippaerd of Army Navy tied for first at 69 in the Mid-Atlantic PGA pro-am at Loudoun Country Club.