Frost, Edwards Share Third-Round Lead at Atlanta

From Times Wire Services

Rookie David Frost of South Africa shot an eight-under-par 64, and Danny Edwards birdied the final hole for a 68 to tie for the lead at 202 Saturday after three rounds of the $500,000 Georgia-Pacific golf tournament at Atlanta.

Frost knocked in five of his eight birdie putts from 10 feet or more on the hilly, 7,008-yard Atlanta Country Club course.

Raymond Floyd, two-time PGA champion and winner of one Masters, led by one shot after 13 holes but had a pair of bogeys before getting a birdie on the final hole. His 68 left him tied for third with rookie Steve Pate, the second-round leader, at 204.

Wayne Levi fired a 67 that tied him at 206 with Scott Simpson, who had a 69 despite a triple-bogey 7 on the 15th hole, and Loren Roberts, who shot a 70.


Andrew Magee, a rookie who started the day two shots back in third place, took a quadruple-bogey 8 on the 17th. He incurred a two-shot penalty when his club hit the water on a practice swing. He came back to eagle the 18th for a 74 and a 209 total.

Alice Miller had an eagle on the 16th hole and was tied with Alice Ritzman for the lead at 210 after three rounds of the $250,000 Mayflower tournament at Indianapolis.

Ritzman had five consecutive birdies and finished with nine in posting her 67.

Miller, who played without a bogey for the second time since the tournament began Thursday, started her charge with a birdie on the 329-yard, par-four No. 11 and also shot a 67.


Ritzman, winless since joining the LPGA tour in 1978 and only 75th on this year’s money list, and Miller held a one-stroke edge over Stephanie Farwig.

Defending champion Arnold Palmer, switching to a new putter, fired a bogeyless four-under-par 68 and took a five-stroke lead over Miller Barber after three rounds of the $250,000 Senior Tournament Players Championship at Beachwood, Ohio.

Palmer, who also led after the first and second rounds, was at 206 on the windy and soggy, 6,615-yard Canterbury Golf Club course.

Charles Owens was third at 213.


Philip Parkin and Ian Woosnam of Wales, and Des Smyth of Ireland, battling torrential rains that delayed play for two hours, shared a one-stroke lead at two-under-par 211 after three rounds of the Irish Open golf championship at Dublin, Ireland. Parkin shot a 71, Woosnam a 70 and Smyth a 69.

Severiano Ballesteros of Spain was fourth at 212 after shooting a 73.