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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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