Chris Anderson shot 65 and former PGA Tour golfer Bobby Stroble had a 66 yesterday to share the lead at 135 heading into today's final round of the 54-hole Templeton Oldsmobile Open.
Stroble of Albany, Ga., and Anderson, who captained the 1984 University of Virginia golf team and lives in Wilmington, Del., played their second rounds at Prince William in Nokesville, Va.
Brian Staveley of Bowie, two-time winner of this event, shot 69 at Evergreen in Haymarket, Va., and is three strokes behind the leaders at 138. The field alternated rounds between Evergreen and the shorter Prince William the first two days. Today's final round will be at Evergreen, the winner to earn $3,200.
Tim White and Mike Gordon of Richmond won the two-day team event with 208. They had best-ball 67 Monday. Yesterday, when individual scores counted, White shot 67 and Gordon 74.
Anderson, 23, putted poorly in his opening round of 70 at Evergreen. In yesterday's seven-birdie round, almost everything dropped for him.
"After the first round, I spent the night in Charlottesville and went to see my old coach, Ted Davenport," Anderson said. "He said my putting stroke is really flimsy, and to put my index finger down the shaft. That's what I was thinking about today."
Anderson, who played on the Florida minitour last winner and won one event, used his sand wedge 10 times and his pitching wedge two times for approach shots to the 12 par-4s at Prince William.
Stroble, 40, has been bothered by tendinitis in both hands but said the latest doctor he consulted cleared up the problem.
Evergreen pro Mike Wynn, aided by a hole in one on No. 7 of his home course, shot 71 for a fourth-place tie at 139 with Tony DeLuca of Vienna (70 yesterday), Gary McBride of Danville, Va., (66) and John McNaney of Baltimore (68).
Wynn used a six-iron for his ace on the 160-yard seventh hole.
"I hit it perfect," said Wynn. "It never left the flagstick. The ball hit about six feet short of the hole. I saw it take a hop and it just disappeared. It looks easy, but it's a hard golf hole," said former PGA Tour pro Wynn, who recorded his 13th career hole in one.
Wynn, who said he struggled with his putter all day, made his only birdie on the 18th, on a three-foot putt. "I didn't know if I made the putt or not," he said. "It went 360 degrees around the hole. The ball took a victory lap and then dropped," he said.