Chris DiMarco didn't have to spend any time at the Magic Kingdom to feel like he was on a roller coaster yesterday.
DiMarco went from a two-stroke lead to a two-stroke deficit at the Disney Golf Classic before finishing the third round in the same position he started -- in the lead after a 3-under-par 69, only with plenty of company.
Despite missing a five-foot birdie putt on the final hole, DiMarco was at 20-under 196 and had a two-stroke lead over Skip Kendall, Scott Hoch and Bob Burns in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
"I'll be a little more aggressive tomorrow," DiMarco said. "I don't know why I wasn't today after shooting a 64 and a 63."
There was no reason to hold back. On another ideal day for scoring, the Magnolia course was as vulnerable as ever, with the average score 69.6.
Kendall made eight birdies over his first 13 holes and briefly had a two-stroke lead until hitting into a bunker for a bogey on No. 15, and three-putting from 30 feet on 17.
He wound up with a 66 and will be in the final group today, which is only fitting.
DiMarco was ready to quit golf seven years ago when Kendall taught him the "claw" putting grip. DiMarco has gone on to three PGA Tour victories, while Kendall is still trying to win his first in 260 starts.
Kendall has never used the claw grip, in which the right hand rotates so the fingers are on top of the grip. It was a gimmick he learned long ago, and he passed it along to a desperate DiMarco in 1995 during a mini-tour event in the Orlando area.
Tiger Woods had a 5-under 67, a pedestrian round considering the conditions.
"You need to shoot at least 65 to try to keep pace or move up the board," Woods said.
* SENIORS: Dana Quigley shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Argentina's Vicente Fernandez after the second round of the SBC Championship in San Antonio.
Quigley, seeking his second victory of the year and seventh in six seasons on the Senior PGA Tour, had a 10-under 132 total on the Oak Hills Country Club course.
Fernandez shot a 67, holing a six-foot putt on the par-3 18th for his third birdie in four holes. Australia's Rodger Davis was two strokes back after his second straight 67.
* WORLD MATCH PLAY: In Virginia Water, England, Ernie Els will face good friend Sergio Garcia in the World Match play final after both advanced. Els beat Vijay Singh, 3 and 2, and Garcia beat Michael Campbell, 2 and 1, with the help of an eagle on the 17th hole.
Today will be the fifth World Match Play final for Els, who won three in a row from 1994-96.