Golf Roundup : Glasson Starts Fast, Comes In With 3-Shot Lead in B.C. Open

From Times Wire Services

Bill Glasson made 6 birdies on his first 11 holes Saturday and shot a 6-under-par 65, giving him a 199 and a 3-stroke lead after 3 rounds of the $500,000 B.C. Open golf tournament at Endicott, N.Y.

Glasson’s closest challenger going into today’s final round was defending champion Joey Sindelar, who had a 70 Saturday.

Wayne Levi (66), Don Pooley (70), Brad Bryant (67) and Lance Ten Broeck (68) were at 203, followed by Ian Baker-Finch (67) at 204.

Second-round co-leader Ed Dougherty fell to a 77 and was 10 strokes off the pace.


Dave Hill birdied his final hole for a second consecutive 4-under-par 68 to take a 1-stroke lead over Bobby Nichols and Bob Charles at 136 in the second round of the $300,000 Paine Webber Invitational Seniors tournament at Charlotte, N.C.

Nichols also had a 68, while Charles had 3 consecutive birdies on the front nine en route to the day’s low round of 66.

Arnold Palmer, who birdied 3 of the last 5 holes, matched Charles’ 66 and was in a tie with Don Massengale at 138.

Rosie Jones eagled the final hole to tie Missie McGeorge for the lead at 140 after two rounds of the $300,000 LPGA Santa Barbara Open.


Jones chipped in from 118 yards away for a 2-under-par 70 on the 6,120-yard La Purisima course in Lompoc. McGeorge shot a 72.

Sherri Turner, who opened the two-course tournament with a 6-under-par 66 Friday at the Sandpiper course in Goleta, had a 76 and was in third place at 142.