Late birdies give Walker 2-shot lead in...


Late birdies give Walker 2-shot lead in LPGA Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Colleen Walker got off to a slow start bubirdied holes 16 and 17 yesterday to take a two-shot lead over Beth Daniel after three rounds of the LPGA Rochester International.

Walker, who has not won a tournament this year, collected four birdies on the back for a 3-under-par 69. She is at 10-under 206 after 54 holes on the 6,162-yard Locust Hill Country Club course.

Daniel shot a 71 and was followed by Pat Bradley, a two-time winner of this tournament, and Trish Johnson of Wales, both at 209. Bradley, who started the day at 4-under, moved into striking distance with six birdies and three bogeys.

Michelle Estill, who started the day leading at 8-under, had one birdie and seven bogeys to fall to 2-under. Patty Sheehan, who won the tournament in 1989 and 1990, shot a 68 and is at 212.

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SCARBORUGH-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Charles Coody and Don Bies each shot course-record 8-under-par 62s, as Coody took a one-stroke lead with one round to play at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

Coody registered two eagles, seven birdies and one bogey for his 128 total for two rounds. Bies played bogeyless golf with eight birdies and was one stroke back.

The Senior PGA record of 61 was set by Lee Elder in this tournament in 1985, when it was held in Newport, R.I.

Chi Chi Rodriguez, who shot 72 to fall out of contention, threw objects around the locker room after his round.

Rodriguez, who was grouped with Bruce Crampton and Walt Zembriski, complained about Crampton's slow play.

"How can you concentrate when a guy is taking three and four minutes for every shot," said Rodriguez. "I went to the officials but nothing ever happens."

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