Dan Pohl overcame a bogey on the first hole and shot a 64 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the $1.25-million Las Vegas Invitational tournament.
"It started out like it was going to be a tough day, but after the first hole it was a flawless round," Pohl said, of his day at Spanish Trail Country Club.
Pohl has a total of 199, 17-under par, in the five-day, 90-hole tournament. He has played one round over each of three desert resort courses.
Robert Wrenn, Craig Stadler and Scott Hoch--all of whom played at the Las Vegas Country Club--shared second at 201, 15 under par.
Wrenn, who opened his round with an eagle and two birdies, shot a 66. Stadler had a 65 and Hoch shot 67.
Steve Pate, Jim Carter and Billy Glasson were tied at 202.
Al Geiberger and Harold Henning shot their second consecutive 61s to take a three-stroke lead in the $650,000 Legends of Golf at Austin, Tex.
The 18-under 122 total tied the 36-hole record for the two-man, better-ball seniors event. The record was set in 1982 by Don January and Sam Snead.
First round co-leaders Bob Charles and Bruce Devlin were alone in second at 125 after a second-day 64 over the par-70 Onion Creek Club course.
Three teams were another shot back in third--Gardner Dickinson-Dave Hill, Tommy Jacobs-Ken Still and defending champions Bruce Crampton-Orville Moody.
In the Legendary Champions division, an option for players over age 60, Doug Ford and Jerry Barber shot a 7-under-par 63 for a two-round total of 130.
Nancy Lopez shot a six-under-par 66 to move into a five-way tie for the lead after the first round of the $425,000 Sara Lee tournament at Nashville, Tenn.
Lopez, looking for her first LPGA victory of the year, had three birdies and an eagle on par-5 holes at the 6,242-yard Hermitage Golf Course. She also made a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-3 third hole.
Sharing the lead at the 54-hole tournament were Missie Berteotti, Colleen Walker, Cindy Figg-Currier and Patty Sheehan. Beth Daniel and Betsy King were one shot back.