Betsy King moved a step closer to the Hall of Fame, shooting a 4-under-par 68 Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the second round of the LPGA Rochester International.
Three birdies on the back nine put King at 10-under par, one ahead of Michele Redman, whose career-best finish was a tie for eighth in the Atlanta Women's Championship in April.Dawn Coe-Jones of Canada and Lisa Kiggens were 8-under.
King would automatically enter the Hall of Fame if she wins her 30th tournament Sunday at the par-72 Locust Hill Country Club.
"That runs through your head now and again," she said. Eventually, she added, "I know it's going to happen."
The highlight of her round was a 55-foot putt for birdie at the par-4 10th, a sloping, two-tiered green where her opening round got going Thursday when she sank a 25-footer, also for birdie.
Laurie Brower, whose opening-round 66 was worth a share of the lead for the first time in her career, slipped to 5-under with a 73.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dave Stockton shot a course-record 10-under 62 Friday for a one-stroke lead over Jim Dent in the opening round of the $1 million BellSouth Senior Classic.
Stockton, winner last week of the Nationwide Championship at Atlanta, had to set a course record for the 6,783-yard Springhouse Golf Club layout to stay ahead of Dent, who also broke the previous low of 64 set in the pro-am this week.