Willie Wood took a double bogey on the 18th hole, his first over-par score in two rounds, and fell into a tie with Bob Tway for the lead yesterday at the Hardee's Golf Classic in Coal Valley, Ill.
Wood was just one hole away from his second straight bogey-free round, but hit his tee shot out of bounds for a 6. Wood finished with a 68, while Tway carded a 67. Both had 54-hole totals of 199, 11 under.
Two shots back were second-round leader Billy Mayfair, first-round leader Jeff Sluman, Jim Gallagher Jr. and Jay Delsing. Mayfair had a 71, Delsing a 70, Gallagher a 67 and Sluman a 65.
Mayfair began at 10 under, one shot in front of Wood and Delsing, and two shots ahead of Tway.
Playing in the final twosome, Wood began with a birdie and he and Mayfair birdied the fifth hole. They made the turn tied at 11 under, a stroke ahead of Delsing and Tway.
Wood took over the lead with birdies on holes 10 and 11, and held a two-shot margin through 17. Then came the double bogey.
LPGA: In Portland, Ore., Pat Bradley shot a 68 to take a one-stroke lead at the Cellular One-Ping Championship.
Bradley had five birdies and one bogey to finish with a 36-hole total of 138, 6 under.
First-day leader Dottie Mochrie shot a 71 to slip into a tie for second with Sherri Turner at 139.
PGA Seniors: Defending champion Rives McBee finished with an eagle to shoot a 5-under 67 and hold a two-stroke lead in the Bank One Seniors Classic in Lexington, Ky.
McBee, who won his first seniors event in the 1989 tournament, birdied No. 17 before the eagle on the 531-yard final hole on the Kearney Hill Golf Links. He had a 36-hole total of 133, 11 under.
European Open: Nick Faldo overcame wrist problems with a 6-under-par 64 to move two shots behind Gordon Brand in the European Open in Sunningdale, England.
Brand, from England, fired a 65 to give him a one-stroke edge over Welshman Ian Woosnam, Jose Maria Canizares of Spain and Australian Peter Senior.