Sauers Leads Strange By 1 In Sutton, Mass.

Posted: September 14, 1986

Gene Sauers fired a 7-under-par 64 yesterday to take a 1-stroke lead over Curtis Strange after three rounds of a $450,000 PGA event in Sutton, Mass.

Sauers' score gave him an 8-under total of 205. The 24-year-old resident of Savannah, Ga., took advantage of a late double-bogey by Strange, who finished the day with a 3-under 68 to stand alone in second place.

Mark Calcavecchia and Blaine McCallister were in third at 6-under 207, followed by Curt Byrum, Calvin Peete, Larry Rinker and Ernie Gonzalez, who all were tied at 208.

"I worked on my game early this week," said Sauers, whose best finish this year was a fourth-place showing in the Byron Nelson Classic.

"Come Wednesday afternoon, things were getting better, and by Thursday everything was in place. I hit every shot today the way I wanted to. The crowd was yelling when I made my putts, and that got my adrenalin going."

Sauers completed a bogey-free round with birdies on three of the final four holes. He sank a putt of 15 feet on No. 17 and a 12-footer on No. 18.

Peete carded seven birdies and a bogey on this way to a 6-under 65.

George Archer, the winner of the tournament in 1984, put himself into contention with a 66 for a 209 total, tying him with 1980 winner Wayne Levi.

PGA TOURNAMENT

Gene Sauers - 70-71-64-205

Curtis Strange - 73-65-68-206

Mark Calcavecchia - 70-69-68-207

Blaine McCallister - 72-68-67-207

Curt Byrum - 71-68-69-208

Calvin Peete - 73-70-65-208

Larry Rinker - 68-74-66-208

Ernie Gonzalez - 71-71-66-208

Wayne Levi - 68-71-70-209

Mark O'Meara - 71-67-69-209

George Archer - 74-69-66-209

D.A. Weibring - 72-68-70-210

Rick Fehr - 72-70-68-210

Wayne Grady - 66-73-71-210

Larry Ziegler - 71-70-69-210

Jack Renner - 73-70-68-211

Paul Azinger - 71-71-69-211

Rocco Mediate - 71-72-68-211

Vance Heafner - 73-70-68-211

Brian Claar - 66-74-72-212

Fred Couples - 75-69-68-212

Steve Pate - 73-72-68-213

Bobby Cole - 71-71-71-213

Al Geiberger - 69-72-72-213

Bill Glasson - 68-72-73-213

Antonio Cerda - 69-71-73-213

Richard Zokol - 71-73-69-213

a-Billy Andrade - 72-69-72-213

George Burns III - 74-70-69-213

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Judy Dickinson fired a 9-under-par 63 to set a course record at the Meridian Valley Country Club and tie for the lead with Jan Stephenson in a $200,000 LPGA event in Kent, Wash.

Dickinson had nine birdies and no bogeys on the par-72, 6,222-yard course for a three-day total of 9-under par 207.

Stephenson, the leader after two rounds, shot a 1-under 71 to hang on to a share of first place. Another stroke back, in third place, was Beth Daniel, who shot a 2-under 70 for a three-day total of 208.

Stephenson said she was lucky to still have part of the lead after two bogeys on the front nine. She bounced back on the back nine with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 18th holes.

"Those bogeys really shook my confidence," she said.

LPGA TOURNAMENT

Jan Stephenson - 69-67-71-207

Judy Dickinson - 71-73-63-207

Beth Daniel - 71-67-70-208

Hollis Stacy - 68-73-68-209

Kris Monaghan - 67-72-71-210

Robin Walton - 74-65-72-211

Becky Pearson - 72-69-72-213

Juli Inkster - 68-73-72-213

Kathy Whitworth - 73-73-68-214

Lauri Peterson - 73-70-72-215

Pat Bradley - 74-70-71-215

M. J. Smith - 70-73-73-216

Deb Richard - 69-74-73-216

Kathy Postlewait - 72-70-74-216

Colleen Walker - 75-71-70-216

Betsy King - 69-71-76-216

Lauren Howe - 69-74-73-216

Patty Sheehan - 73-72-72-217

Dawn Coe - 73-72-72-217

Sally Quinlan - 72-75-70-217

Susan Tonkin - 76-70-72-218

Missie McGeorge - 72-73-73-218

JoAnne Carner - 77-67-74-218

Joan Joyce - 72-72-74-218

Sherri Turner - 73-73-73-219

Jane Crafter - 73-75-71-219

Mary Beth Zimmerman- 70-76-73-219

Laurie Rinker - 72-76-71-219

Cindy Hill - 75-72-72-219

Dale Eggeling - 75-73-71-219

Kathy Baker - 76-71-72-219

Lynn Adams - 75-72-73-220

Cathy Morse - 78-70-72-220

Jane Geddes - 75-70-76-221

Janet Anderson - 70-75-76-221

Cathy Kratzert - 73-76-72-221

Bonnie Lauer - 70-73-78-221

Lenore Muraoka - 71-79-71-221

Chris Johnson - 75-74-72-221

Pam Allen - 75-72-74-221

Vicki Fergon - 74-73-74-221

Shirley Furlong - 74-73-74-221

Cindy Rarick - 73-74-75-222

Nancy Tomich - 72-74-76-222

Mitzi Edge - 74-72-76-222

Denise Strebig - 78-71-73-222

Janet Coles - 75-72-75-222

Marci Bozarth - 73-72-77-222

Martha Nause - 72-75-75-222

C. Montgomery - 76-73-73-222

Sandra Palmer - 75-74-74-223

Carole Charbonnier - 75-75-73-223

Deedee Lasker - 75-75-73-223

Linda Hunt - 73-76-75-224

Nancy Scranton - 76-72-76-224

Susie McAllister - 76-74-74-224

Jody Rosenthal - 74-74-76-224

Nancy White - 74-73-77-224

Ayako Okamoto - 75-75-74-224

Lori West - 76-74-75-225

Patti Rizzo - 76-72-77-225

Heather Farr - 79-69-77-225

Cindy Figg-Currier - 74-75-76-225

Melissa Whitmire - 77-73-75-225

Marta Figueras-Dott- 78-72-75-225

Chi Chi Rodriguez shot a 5-under-par 67 for a 1-stroke lead after two rounds of a $300,000 Senior tournament in Richmond, Va.

South Africa's Gary Player fired a 68 to stand alone in second, 1 stroke behind Rodriguez. Jimmy Powell was another shot back in third with Don January, Bruce Crampton and defending champion Peter Thomson in fourth.

Rodriguez, with a two-day total of 136, had six birdies and one bogey on the 6,644-yard Hermitage Country Club course. He had only one three-putt green on a sunny afternoon.

"I wish I could have putted like this 20 years ago," he said.

Player had four birdies and no bogeys in the second round. First-round leader Bob Charles had a 1-over-par 73 and was tied at 140 with Orville Moody.

SENIOR TOURNAMENT

Chi Chi Rodriguez - 69-67-136

Gary Player - 69-68-137

Jimmy Powell - 69-69-138

Don January - 71-68-139

Peter Thomson - 69-70-139

Bruce Crampton - 70-69-139

Bob Charles - 67-73-140

Orville Moody - 69-71-140

Charles Owens - 71-70-141

Harold Henning - 72-69-141

Jim King - 73-69-142

Bob Goalby - 70-72-142

Billy Casper - 68-74-142

Arnold Palmer - 69-73-142

Bobby Nichols - 70-72-142

Jim Ferree - 70-73-143

Buck Adams - 70-73-143

Ben Smith - 72-72-144

Lee Elder - 74-70-144

Art Wall - 71-74-145

Mike Fetchick - 72-73-145

Walt Zembriski - 75-70-145

Roberto De Dicenzo - 72-73-145

John Brodie - 73-73-146

Al Chandler - 74-72-146

Doug Sanders - 69-77-146

Mike Souchak - 72-74-146

Dow Finsterwald - 72-74-146

Butch Baird - 72-75-147

Gene Littler - 75-72-147

Fred Hawkins - 77-70-147

Art Silvestrone - 74-73-147

Jim Barber - 75-73-148

Howie Johnson - 73-75-148

Bob Brue - 76-73-149

Dan Sikes - 73-76-149

Quinton Gray - 72-77-149

Ted Kroll - 73-77-150

Jim Cochran - 74-76-150

Jerry Barber - 76-74-150

George Lanning - 76-74-150

Charlie Sifford - 74-76-150

Pete Brown - 76-75-151

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