GOLF ROUNDUP : Frost Shoots 64 to Lead Weibring by Two

From Associated Press

David Frost bogeyed early, hit into the rough, the sand and missed short putts, but he still managed to emerge Saturday from a three-way tie to lead the Hardee's Classic at Coal Valley, Ill.

The defending champion shot a six-under-par 64 and was at 195, two strokes better than D.A. Weibring after 54 holes.

Frost and Weibring each stumbled with an early bogey before settling into a par-breaking rhythm across the soggy Oakwood Country Club course.

Weibring had an eagle and four birdies, but bogeyed 17 to finish with a 66.

"They are going to be hard to catch," said Kenny Perry, who had seven birdies in a 64 that put him third at 199.

"Frost is a great putter and a good front-runner. I don't expect him to fall," he said. "And D.A. is a veteran who knows how to win. He's not going to back down."

Frost and Weibring entered play tied for the lead with Dave Barr, who slipped to a 72 and was eight strokes back at 203.

Kenny Black had 65 and was fourth at 200. Ryder Cup team member Payne Stewart shot a 67 and was among four golfers at 201.

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Gary Player shot a four-under-par 68 to share the second-round lead with Dale Douglass in the Senior Classic at Lexington, Ky.

Player and Douglass are tied at eight-under 136, one stroke better than Jim Albus, Dave Stockton, Bruce Crampton and J.C. Snead after two trips around the 6,798-yard Kearney Hill Links course.

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Fred Couples, warming up for the Ryder Cup and going for his first European victory, shot a five-under-par 65 to take a one-stroke lead over David Feherty of Northern Ireland after the third round of the $847,000 Lancome Trophy at Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France.

Couples has a three-day total of 10-under 200 on the 6,755-yard Saint-Nom course.

Second-round leader Mark James slipped to a share of seventh after a 72. Nick Faldo shot a 69 and is five strokes off the lead in ninth.

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Rosie Jones had a five-under-par 67 to take a four-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Safeco Classic at Kent, Wash.

Jones, who has not won since the 1991 Rochester International, has a 54-hole total of 12-under 204.

Kris Monaghan (68) and U.S. Open winner Lauri Merten (70) are tied for second at 208.

Brandie Burton, a co-leader after the first round and the second-round leader by a shot, shot a 73 to drop into a tie at 209 with Tammie Green and Helen Alfredsson.

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