Charlie Owens birdied two of the last three holes for a three-under-par 69 to open a two-stroke lead at 134 after two rounds in the PGA Senior Tour's 54-hole, $225,000 Treasure Coast Classic at Fort Pierce, Fla.
There were high winds and occasional sprinkles at Fort Pierce, but heavy rain held off until after the round . . .
Not so at La Jolla, Calif., where the PGA Tour's Andy Williams Open had a third-round washout, and at Sarasota, Fla., where the LPGA's Sarasota Classic was suspended before the leaders could tee off for their third round. The Williams is being shortened by a round; the LPGA just set its final 18 back to Monday.
Larry Mize's 134 leads the Williams by a stroke. Patty Sheehan's 137 paces the Sarasota by one.
"It will be a 54-hole tournament, with the full purse paid and a winner on Sunday," Williams tournament chairman John Brophy said. On the PGA Tour just last week, only 54 holes were played in the storm-plagued AT&T event on California's Monterey Peninsula.
Extend the Williams to Monday? "The world doesn't care on Monday," Brophy said.