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Gilbert Shows He’s Already in Midseason Form

From Associated Press

Gibby Gilbert doesn’t consider himself a fast starter on the Senior PGA Tour.

That’s why he was hard-pressed to explain the five-under-par 66 he shot Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Royal Caribbean Classic.

“It normally takes me longer to get started out here--sometimes three or four starts,” Gilbert said after moving to the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the tour’s first event this year.

Gilbert’s 66 gave him a six-under 136, one shot ahead of Dave Eichelberger, who had a 67. David Graham, Isao Aoki and DeWitt Weaver are at 138. Each shot 68.

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Five players stood at 139, including rookie Hubert Green, who matched Gilbert’s 66, and Jim Colbert, last year’s money leader and player of the year.

First-round leader Chi Chi Rodriguez slipped to a 75, and fell six strokes back.


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