Dale Eggeling, Tammie Green and Jane Crafter each ended the second round at 7-under-par 137 for a three-way, first-place tie in the $400,000 LPGA Inverrary Classic. Green and Crafter, an Australian looking for her first victory in 10 years on the LPGA tour, each shot 5-under-par 67s. Eggeling of Tampa, who was runner-up in the Oldsmobile Classic two weeks ago, shot a 68.
"That was the easiest 67 I've ever shot," said Green, an Ohio native who had three bogeys, twice on three putts.
Crafter and Eggeling each had six birdies, while Green had eight, the most for 18 holes so far this season.
Elaine Crosby, the first-round leader, shot a 71 and is in fourth place at 139. Nancy Lopez, returning to competition for the first time this year, moved to within three shots of the leaders at 140.
Trevino takes 2-shot lead at Aetna Challenge
NAPLES _ Lee Trevino shot a 67 to take a two-shot lead at 11-under-par 133 in the Aetna Challenge, but he had little room to relax _ five other players in the Senior PGA tour event were within five shots of victory.
Bruce Crampton (135), Jim Dent (137) of Tampa, Mike Hill (137), Charles Coody (138) and Larry Ziegler (138) all have a shot at catching Trevino in today's final round on the 6,719-yard, par-72 course at The Club at Pelican Bay.
"I've got to get out of the chute quicker," Trevino said, despite strong rounds of 66 and 67 the first two days. "Second place or third place doesn't mean anything to me. I want to win it.
Palm Harbor's Claar gets invitation to Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Brian Claar of Palm Harbor was among 92 players extended invitations to participate in the 54th Masters Golf Tournament April 5-8. Claar earned his first Masters invitation by finishing in the top 16 in last year's U.S. Open.
Other local golfers among the 87 professionals receiving invitations were Paul Azinger of Bradenton, Andy Bean of Naples and Bill Glasson of Palm Harbor.