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STOCKTONS REMAIN AT TOP OF RESPECTIVE LEADERBOARDS

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David Frost shot a 4-under-par 66 on Saturday to tie Dave Stockton Jr. for the lead after three rounds of the Greater Hartford Open.

Stockton shot a 67 to finish with Frost at 11-under-par 199, a record score for 54 holes in the 10 years the GHO had been played at the Tournament Players Club at River Highlands.No player has finished with a double-digit, under-par score after four rounds at the TPC since the course was renovated in 1991. The lowest score after 72 holes was defending champion Nick Price's 9-under 271 last year.

At 200 was Greg Norman, who matched Frost's 66 after five birdies and a bogey. He was in sole possession of third place and two strokes ahead of John Cook, who played bogey-free golf and tied the course record with a 64.

Next at 203 were Mike Reid, Clark Dennis, Ted Tryba and John Daly.

Frost, who played with Stockton, moved into the tie with a 30-foot putt for birdie at the 17 to go 11-under. Stockton then retook the lead with a birdie of his own.

But Stockton fell back into a tie when he bogeyed the 18th.

Frost finished his round with five birdies and a bogey. Stockton had six birdies and three bogeys.

Stockton's father currently leads the Seniors Championship by five shots after 54 holes. The two are trying to become the first father-son team to win PGA events in the same week and the first to win the same tournament. Stockton Sr. won the GHO in 1974.

Overnight rain and near windless conditions resulted in record-low rounds early in the day. But the wind picked up in the afternoon and made things tougher for those who had later starts.

Brad Faxon, Dillard Pruitt and Mike Standly matched Cook's 64, doubling the number of 64s since the course was renovated.

Glen Day got his second hole-in-one of the tournament, using a 5-iron on the 171-yard 16th. On Friday, Day scored on the 158-yard 11th with a 7-iron. Day shot a 70 on Saturday and was at 207, eight shots out of the lead.

In Dearborn, Mich., a cold, steady drizzle and an unforgiving golf course caught up with all but Dave Stockton in the third round of the Senior Players Championship.

Stockton shot a 1-under 71 at the TPC of Michigan on a gray, rainy Saturday afternoon, opening a five-shot lead over Jim Albus.

Trevino bogeyed three of four holes during a wayward stretch on the back nine. He finished 2-over for the round and was tied with Jim Dent, six shots behind the unflappable Stockton. Dent shot a 2-under 70.

It was a three-man race most of the day. First-round leader Tom Weiskopf and Harold Henning, who started the day tied with Albus at 136, quickly succumbed to the conditions and the golf course. Both Weiskopf and Henning staggered in with a with a 2-over 74. They were tied with Bob Murphy at 210.

Trevino, with a pair of birdies on the front, turned at 10-under. That left him three behind Stockton, who birdied the ninth to turn at 13-under.

Both Trevino and Stockton bogeyed the 11th.

Trevino's troubles continued on the 12th, a 166-yard, par-3 that pokes out into a swamp. His tee shot went left into some tall marsh grass below the green. The best he could do with his recovery was a shot that came out hot, rolling clear across and up a ridge on the backside of the green. Trevino got down in two from there for another bogey.

At the par-5 No. 13, the leaders first had to wait while Weiskopf, playing in the threesome just ahead of them, made the long and embarrassing hike back down the fairway to play another ball after losing his second shot in the thick rough near the green. Weiskopf took double-bogey on the hole.

It didn't bother Stockton. He put another stroke between himself and the challengers with an easy birdie while Trevino three-putted his way to a bogey, dropping to 2-over for the day and five strokes behind.

In Somers Point, N.J., Donna Andrews took control of the greens and the lead at the $500,000 ShopRite LPGA Classic, sinking birdies on her first three holes en route to a three-stroke lead over Barb Bunkowsky.

Andrews shot a 5-under-par 66 for the day and completed the first two rounds at the 6,235-yard, par-71, Greate Bay Country Club course with a 9-under 133 - a tournament-record low for two days.