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KING DROPS INTO A 4-WAY TIE AT ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL

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Betsy King dropped back Saturday into a four-way tie for the lead of the LPGA Rochester International, as Patty Sheehan, Kristi Albers and Michele Redman threatened to get between her and the Hall of Fame.

With mixed fortune on the greens and a few erratic drives, King struggled through an even-par third round to remain at 10-under. Sheehan, a three-time winner at the Locust Hill Country Club since 1989, surged into contention again with a 5-under-par 67, the best round of the day."I had some chances and just didn't make anything," said King, who is one victory short of the 30th tournament victory that would gain her automatic entry into the LPGA Hall of Fame. "I had a hard time. I'm still not hitting that many fairways.

"I figure with all the people that are up there, it's going to take 4-, 5-, 6-under to win tomorrow. It makes you go out and play more aggressively."

Barb Bunkowsky, Dawn Coe-Jones of Canada and Lisa Kiggens were one behind at 9-under and Nancy Ramsbottom and Dottie Mochrie were 8-under.

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In Nashville, Tenn., the shots stopped falling for Dave Stockton midway through the second round of the $1 million BellSouth Senior Classic.

He shot a 5-under 31 on the front nine, then had two bogeys on the back in what he called "the tale of two nines" to finish at 13-under 131, one-stroke better than Lee Trevino.

Trevino started the day five strokes back after Stockton set a new course record Friday with a 62. Trevino had a 7-under 65 to finish at 132 for two rounds. Jim Albus and Jim Dent, a stroke back after Friday, finished at 134.