Jack Nicklaus bogeyed the final two holes yesterday, but leads Lee Trevino and Terry Dill by a stroke midway through the Senior Tournament Players Championship in Dearborn, Mich.
Nicklaus shot four-under-par 68 for a total of 11-under 133 on the 6,665-yard Dearborn Country Club course. Trevino also shot 68; Dill posted his second straight 67.
Gary Player and Ben Smith, the first-round co-leader with Nicklaus, were two shots back at 135.
Nicklaus birdied the 15th to go 13 under, but bogeyed the 17th to tie with Trevino. Both hit trouble on 18.
Trevino, the leading money-winner on the Senior PGA Tour, found a water hazard and took a double-bogey six. Nicklaus then bogeyed the 18th.
They are paired for today's third round of a rare 72-hole seniors event.
Payne Stewart shot 67 to establish a one-stroke lead over Wayne Levi and Mark Brooks after two rounds of the PGA Tour event in Oak Brook, Ill.
Stewart has completed two trips over the Butler National Golf Club course in nine-under 135. Levi, who won in Atlanta last month, shot 66. Brooks highlighted a bogey-free 65 with a 60-foot chip-in for an eagle-3.
Jane Geddes shot three-under-par 68 for a one-stroke lead at the halfway point in Wilmington, Del.
Geddes is at 136 on the 6,366-yard DuPont Country Club course, one stroke in front of Patty Sheehan, the LPGA Tour's No. 4 money-winner, who shot 67.
First-round leader Laurie Rinker is next at 138.