Bruce Summerhays shot a 6-under-par 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Hale Irwin after the second round of the Senior PGA Tour's Kaanapali Classic in Kaanapali, Hawaii.
"I'll have to play terrific tomorrow," said Summerhays, who matched the tournament 36-hole record with a 13-under 129 total. "I'd love to have Hale Irwin breathing down my neck every week. He's inspired me a lot this year. I think he's playing the best golf in the world right now."Irwin, who shot a 63, won the Vantage Championship two weeks ago to become the first player on any tour to top $2 million in official earnings in a year. He has earned $2,003,864, and has eight victories to move within one of the single-season record set by Peter Thomson in 1985.
"If I think about it I'll get away from what I need to do," said Irwin, who has a string of rounds in the 60s. "I couldn't have gone out and had the year I've had thinking about one, two, three and four. Nine wins would be significant, but 10 is really the significant number."
New Zealand's Bob Charles, the tournament winner in 1990, 1995 and 1996, shot a 66 for a third-place tie with Rocky Thompson at 9-under 133. Kermit Zarley and Mike Hill were five back at 134 after 64s.
Jim Colbert shot a 66 for a 138 total.
Summerhays, who eagled No. 3 and added four birdies, won his first senior title this year at Belton, Mo.
At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Len Mattiace shot a 7-under-par 65 on Saturday at the Disney Golf Classic, giving him a chance to do what neighbor David Duval accomplished last week - win his first PGA Tour event.
Mattiace played a bogey-free round at the Magnolia course in a light but steady rain. At 18-under 198, he has a two-stroke lead over Duval.
Payne Stewart, the leader after the first two rounds, putted for birdie 16 times but only got two of them to fall in a round of 70 that left him at 201, along with Dan Forsman.
Defending champion Tiger Woods had a 70 and was nine strokes back at 207.
Women's World Championship
At Seoul, South Korea, Sweden's Helen Alfredsson shot a 6-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over American Chris Johnson after the third round of the World Championship of Women's Golf.
At St. Andrews, Scotland, Mark O'Meara moved closer to becoming the first player in 11 years to win consecutive Dunhill Cups, leading the United States into the semifinals with a 3-0 victory over England Saturday.
A member of the U.S. team that won the title last year, O'Meara chipped in for an eagle three at the 14th hole and birdied the 18th from 18 inches to overcome Lee Westwood by two strokes with a 5-under-par 67.
With Brad Faxon shooting a 70 to beat Russell Claydon by three shots and Justin Leonard firing a 69 to down Mark James by three, the Americans improved their tournament record to 8-1 with victories over Argentina, Japan and England.
They will be favored to beat Sweden - a 2-1 winner over Australia - in Sunday's semifinal.