Debbie Massey missed a short par putt on the final hole Friday, but she still managed to establish a one-shot lead after 36 holes in the Du Maurier golf tournament, the final LPGA major championship of the year.
Massey stabbed a two-footer wide of the cup on 18 to finish the second round with a two-under-par 70 for a 36-hole total of seven-under 137 at the 6,421-yard Vancouver Golf Club at Coquitlam, British Columbia.
She had a one-stroke lead over Trish Johnson and Dottie Mochrie at 138.
"I did not adjust as well to one nine as the other," Massey said after a one-over 36 on the back side. "It's a totally different ball game on those greens."
Mochrie shot a 69 for her second three-under-par round. Johnson slipped to 71 after opening with a 67.
Leonard Thompson finished with an eight-under-par 62, one shot off the course record, to take the lead midway through the $1-million Hardee's Golf Classic at Coal Valley, Ill.
Thompson has a 36-hole total of 11-under 129 for a one-shot advantage over Paul Azinger.
Azinger shot his second consecutive 65 for 130.
Greg Norman, who shot a 64 Thursday for a one-shot lead over a group of nine, shot a 67 for a 131 score. Also at 131 were Steve Lowery and Peter Jacobsen, who shot second-round 66s.
Jim Colbert made a 20-foot eagle putt on the 10th hole and tied Lee Trevino for the first-round lead in the Digital Seniors Classic golf tournament at Concord, Mass.
Colbert, playing his first tour season since 1987 after being sidelined with a back injury, shot a seven-under-par 65 to tie Trevino, who has won three Senior Tour titles this year.
Rocky Thompson, the tour birdie leader, managed seven more over the par-72, 6,453-yard course to take third place at 66 in the 54-hole tournament. Al Geibreger, Bruce Crampton and Simon Hobday of South Africa tied for fourth with 67s.