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PERRY, MCCUMBER SHARE HARDEES CLASSIC LEAD

Kenny Perry made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Mark McCumber in the rain-soaked Hardees Classic.

Perry and McCumber shot 5-under-par 65s for 12-under 198 totals. Curt Byrum was a stroke back after a 65.First-day leader Robert Wrenn was tied for the lead going into the 18th hole but had a double-bogey after hitting his tee shot off the fairway and following with a poor pitch.

Wrenn's disappointing finish and a 67 left him at 10-under, tied with Mike Donald at two shots back. Donald shot 64.

The start of the round was delayed 3 hours, 12 minutes by heavy rains. Split tees and threesomes were used to speed up play at the waterlogged Oakwood Country Club that has been hit by bad weather since the tournament started Thursday.

McCumber, who won the Anheuser-Busch Classic in July for his eighth tour victory, birdied Nos. 15 and 16, both par-4s, to move to 12-under and catch Wrenn. Perry had six birdies and a bogey.

The low round Saturday went to Michael Bradley, who had an 8-under 62 to move within three shots of the lead. His round was one shot off the tournament record.

Second-round leader Neal Lancaster, without a bogey in the first two rounds, finally made one on the eighth hole. He had another at 14 and fell three shots off the pace.

In Indianapolis, Larry Gilbert birdied six straight holes on the back nine to tie Jim Dent for the second-round lead of the Brickyard Crossing Golf Championship.

Both shot seven-under 65s, tying the course record in the $700,000 Senior PGA event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Five players - Tom Wargo, Simon Hobday, Mike Hill, Graham Marsh and Isao Aoki - are just a stroke back at 66. Aoki won last week's Senior PGA event at Lexington, Ky.