Lee Trevino retained the lead with a record-breaking score but complained: "I'm mad as hell."
He had just shot a 68 in yesterday's second round of the U.S. Senior Open in Paramus, N.J.
His 135 total is nine under par on the Ridgewood Country Club course and two strokes better than the U.S. Senior Open record. And at the halfway point he leads by a stroke.
He was angry about a bogey on the par-5 17th hole.
"There's no excuse for making bogey on a par-5 hole," he fussed. "Never. No excuse. I can go out there and par the hole with a wedge. I'll bet on it. I had a whole set of clubs to play with and I can't make par."
He was five under par for the day and running away from the field when he hit a 2-iron tee shot through the fairway on the 17th and played a 5-wood second shot from the rough.
He missed the green with a 7-iron third -- "It was the wrong club," he said -- pitched back and then missed a 10-foot putt.
Jim Dent overcame a double-bogey on the first hole to card a 68 and was a single stroke off.
Gary Player, the current PGA Senior champion and a two-time winner of this title, birdied the first seven holes he played and went on to a 65, the best round of the tournament and 10 better than his 75 in the first round. He is tied with Jack Nicklaus at 140.
Arnold Palmer, at 154, missed the cut.
Greater Hartford Open: Bob Eastwood, who hasn't won in five years, found his putting touch in shooting a 64 and took a one-stroke lead in Cromwell, Conn.
"It seems like I'm getting better every day," he said.
He one-putted nine greens in completing 36 holes at nine-under 131. First-round leader Chris Perry, with a 69, and Steve Jones, who shot 68, lead a group at 132.
Du Maurier Classic: In an LPGA major in Kitchener, Ontario, Cathy Johnston leads Patti Rizzo by a shot after two rounds.
Johnston, who tied Ray Floyd's course record at the Westmount Golf and Country Club with a 65 on Thursday, followed it up with a 70 to finish 36 holes at 135, 11 under.
"I'm happy to shoot three under," she said. "I was just trying to shoot even par. I just didn't want to set too high of a goal" after Thursday.
Rizzo had seven birdies and two bogeys, one when she three-putted from 40 feet.
French Open: In Chantilly, Rick Hartmann, seeking his first victory on the European PGA Tour, shot a five-under 65 for a two-day total of seven-under 133 to take a two-stroke lead.