Larry Silveira overcame two shots into water hazards to shoot par 71 yesterday and hold a one-shot lead midway through the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

Silveira, who set a course record with a 9-under 62 for a three-shot lead on Thursday, completed two rounds over the 7,006-yard TPC Southwind course at 133. In second are Buddy Gardner, who carded 69, and Loren Roberts, 68.

Silveira balanced four birdies against two bogeys and a double bogey. He found water on No. 4, taking bogey, and on No. 11, where he had the double bogey.

"You never know when you're going to play good," he said. "It's day by day out here, as you can see with a nine-shot difference today."

Paine-Webber Invitational:

Bob Charles shot a 6-under 66 to claim a one-shot lead over Dewitt Weaver and Harold Henning after one round at the TPC at Piper Glen in Charlotte.

Charles, winner of two Senior PGA Tour events this season, had four birdies on the front nine and added a fifth with a 50-foot putt on the 436-yard 13th hole.

"I was only trying to get it close but it fell in the hole," said Charles, who had birdie putts on all but one hole.

"I played as good as I know how from tee to green. After I shot 76 on my last competitive round at Turnberry {in Scotland during last week's Senior British Open} with 30-40 mile per hour winds, it was a pleasure to have perfect weather."

Arnold Palmer, designer of the course, and tour money leader Lee Trevino were in a group at 70 that included Dave Hill, the winner the last time this event was staged, in 1988. Last year's tournament was canceled because of Hurricane Hugo.

Boston Five Classic:

Ellie Gibson, who has made only $1,264 in her first 10 months as a pro, shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Dale Eggeling after two rounds in Danvers, Mass.

Gibson, who had made the cut just once in seven tries this year, was at 6-under 138 on the 6,008-yard Tara Ferncroft Country Club course.

Eggeling, the 1980 champion, also shot 68 and was one ahead of 1982 winner Sandra Palmer.

"This is the best I have played all year," Gibson said. "I am a non-exempt player so I don't get into every tournament."

Ok-Hee Ku of Korea, whose opening-day 64 set a tournament record and gave her a five-shot lead, balloned to a 77 and was three shots off the pace.

At 141 were Beth Daniel, who won last week's LPGA Championship in Bethesda, Laura Baugh and Ayoko Okamoto.

Virginia Women's Amateur:

Donna Martz of Broadway, 2-down after the first two holes, finished strong to win the 62nd edition of this championship in Hot Springs with a 3-and-2 victory over two-time winner Kay Schiefelbein of Alexandria.

Winning the 33rd Virginia Women's Senior Championship at the nearby Homestead Course was Ruth Ann Verell of Alexandria, who was 1 over par for the 14 holes she needed to turn back medalist Jane Hawkins of Richmond, 5 and 4.