The pairing of Phil Misey and Mike Manley shot a 6-under-par 65 yesterday at Mount Pleasant Golf Course to take a one-stroke lead halfway through the 11th annual two-man team championship of the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation.
The leaders combined for seven birdies, including the only one at the 465-yard, par-4 ninth among the 102 teams. Their only bogey came at the par-4 14th. Veteran Mount Pleasant players Bob Lentz and Ross Ellberg had three birdies apiece and also bogeyed the 14th for a 66.
On a day that produced a record 39 sub-par rounds, there were five teams at 67, and 10 at 68, including 1999 champions Bob Atwell and Ed Lipski. Defenders Chuck Freedman and Phil Fairbanks were among eight pairs at 69.
The final round is scheduled for today at 7 a.m.
The leaders: Phil Misey-Mike Manley, 33-32-65; Bob Lentz-Ross Ellberg. 33-33-66; Steve Thomas-Jason Raivel, 35-32-67; Drew Forrester-Greg Ruark, 34-33-67; Charles McClaskey-Mike McKee, 33-34-67; Jeff Dwyer-Kurt Klebrowski, 35-32-67; Jim Castagna-Adrian Druzgala, 33-34-67. Bob Atwell-Ed Lipski, 35-33-68; Rick Sovero-Andy Pataki, 35-32-68; Tim Dilli-George Marin, 34-34-68; Jim Winner-Drew DeVan, 35-33-68; Donald Meyer-Tim Meinhardt, 32-36-68; Joel Kaye-Henry Blue, 33-35-68; Joe LeFavor-Bill Hanna, 35-33-68; Shawn Thomas-Jere Lynch, 33-35-68; Andrew Rice-Steve Doherty, 33-35-68; A.J. Bachmann-Tim Osgood, 34-34-68.