Second-round leader David Peoples shot par 70 yesterday and was part of a three-way tie with Jim Hallet and Kenny Knox for the Southern Open third-round lead. The trio was at 199, 11 under par over the tight, hilly 6,775-yard Green Island Country Club course in Columbus, Ga.

Peoples, a tour nonwinner who started the round with a two-shot lead, had two bogeys on the front nine before settling down. He had birdies on Nos. 13 and 18. "I definitely had butterflies," he said.

Hallet had a third-round 65, with a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th and a 15-foot eagle putt on the par 5, 585-yard 18th, and Knox had 68 after a birdie putt on 18. "This was the most nervous I've been in a round of golf ever," said Knox, who grew up in Columbus.

Rookie Jeff Wilson (69 yesterday) was one stroke back. There are 11 players within three shots of the lead, fifteen others are four back and 20 are five back. Among seven players at 202, Greg Bruckner (68) had a double-eagle 2 on the 18th when he knocked a 4-wood 243 yards in on his second shot. "It hit a little hill and then rolled {about 30 feet} into the hole. It was amazing," he said.

Space Coast Seniors: Defending champion Bob Charles shot a second-round six-under-par 66 to extend his lead to two strokes over Dale Douglass (67) at the 6,950-yard Suntree Country Club course in Melbourne, Fla. He rolled in 25-foot birdie putts on the second and fourth holes.

Grand Prix of Europe: Ian Woosnam, angry that competitors' slow play contributed to his round taking more than five hours, shot a four-under-par 67 for a three-stroke lead over Mark McNulty at 14-under 199 for three rounds in Chepstow, Wales.

Persistent rain slowed play, but Woosnam said the main culprits were the players. "We took 4 hours and 15 minutes for the first 15 holes, which I think was disgraceful," he said. "I know it was wet, but there are obviously some very slow players out there. It is time the PGA did something about it, not just a fine but a two-shot penalty."

McNulty is at 68 -- 202.