Ray Stewart, seeking his first PGA Tour title, birdied two of the final three holes yesterday and held on to the lead in the Greater Milwaukee Open for the third straight round.
Stewart shot a 5-under-par 67 for a 54-hole total of 200 on the 7,030-yard Tuckaway Country Club course.
Morris Hatalsky, who had the lead with three holes left, and Scott Verplank, whose second-round 62 was one stroke shy of the course record, shared second place at 203 with Billy Mayfair.
"I've never had a third-round lead. I don't have too much experience in this but I think I'll handle it all right," Stewart said. "It's $162,000, a two-year exemption, peace of mind and job security for two years. It would be great."
GTE North Seniors: Dale Douglass eagled the 13th hole for a 67 -- 132 and a one-stroke lead over Mike Hill in the second round of the classic in Indianapolis.
Douglass's eagle gave him a 5-under round and saved him from sharing the 36-hole lead with Hill, who also birdied the final two holes at Broadmoor Country Club for a 67.
Bruce Crampton also shot 67 to trail Douglass by three strokes.
LPGA Rail Charity: Judy Dickinson, playing her first tournament in a month, shot a 6-under-par 66 to lead in Springfield, Ill. Dickinson's round of six birdies and no bogeys left her one stroke in front of defending champion Beth Daniel.
Daniel, the LPGA's leading money-winner with $613,782, has won three of her last four tournaments and five overall this year.
Three-time Rail champion Betsy King, Kathryn Young and Sherri Turner were tied at 68. Turner's round featured a hole-in-one on the second hole.