Richard Zokol one-putted 11 times in shooting a 7-under-par 65 for a 202 total and a two-shot lead after the third round of the $600,000 Hawaiian Open PGA tournament at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
"The numbers are a lot better than it felt out there," said Zokol, 29, who has never finished better than third in a tournament in seven seasons on tour.
Mark Brooks and Loren Roberts, two other nonwinners, shared second going into today's final round of the chase for a $108,000 first prize, but Zokol's attention could be on a couple of more familiar names.
Tom Watson and Lanny Wadkins each had an eagle and shot 66 in the warm, windy weather. They were only three back of the leader at 205 . . .
Chi Chi Rodriguez shot a 71 and Al Geiberger a 73 to share the third-round lead at 213 in the PGA Seniors Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Bruce Devlin, one of only three players out of 71 to break par, Gary Player and Orville Moody were at 214. Bob Charles, the first- and second-day leader, fell two shots off the pace with 78 . . .
Beth Daniel, bidding for her first LPGA victory since 1985, shot par 72 for a 213 total good for a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the $225,000 Sarasota Classic in Sarasota, Fla.
Daniel, who won the event in 1982, started the day in a tie with Jody Rosenthal and Liselotte Neumann. Rosenthal shot 74 and was tied for second with Patty Sheehan and Shelley Hamlin. Neumann took 76.