Nolan Henke shot a steady 1-under 70 to take a three-stroke lead over Barry tournament.
Henke, 25, played conservatively Saturday to keep the lead for the third straight day with a 54-hole score of 12-under 200.Jaeckel, a 16-year tour veteran who hasn't won since 1978, shot a 6-under 65 on a soggy course that considerably lengthened En-Joie's 6,966 listed yards. Jaeckel's 10-under score of 203 is one stroke better than Jim Hallet, Jim Benepe and Jeff Hart.
Hallet, the first-round co-leader with Henke, shot a 72 Saturday while Benepe came in at 67 and Hart at 66.
"Normally I'm trying to figure out what last place pays when I play on Sunday so I don't know what to do tomorrow," said Henke, who stands 133rd on the tour money list.
Will he be confident or cautious?
"I really don't know what to be. I'll try not to think about it as long as I can. I was in this position at Hartford so at least I've been through it one time. I hope that will help."
Jaeckel hasn't been among the tour's top 125 money winners (exempt from weekly qualifying) since 1986 and stands 197th after earning just $25,730 this year.
At Richmond, Va., Gary Player made up a two-shot deficit with a three-shot swing on one hole and tied the course record with an 8-under-par 64 for a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Crestar PGA Seniors Golf Classic.
Player's 36-hole total of 13-under 131 moved him past first-round leader Rives McBee, who survived a double-bogey on the 13th hole for a 67 and a 133 total.
"I had a good day because a horse I own won a race back home," said the South African, who had eight birdies in a bogey-free round over the 6,644-yard Hermitage Country Club course softened by rains that didn't stop until nearly half the field was on the course.
"It was the kind of round where there was a very good chance to break 60," Player said. "I had a lot of chances. I putted very well, but not even a machine can knock them all in."
At Buena Park, Calif., Jill Briles fired a career-best 6-under-par 66 Friday to tie defending champion Nancy Lopez and Caroline Keggi for the lead after two rounds of the $325,000 MBS LPGA Classic.
Keggi shot a 69 and Lopez - who is seeking her first victory this season - had a 70 at the 6,351-yard Los Coyotes Country Club. Another stroke back at 4-under were Pat Bradley, who had a 68, and Cindy Rarick, who managed her second straight 70.
Briles, who has not won in almost four years on the Tour, began the day 1-over but reeled off four consecutive birdies on Nos. 9 though 12. She had seven in her round and only one bogey.
At Virginia Water, England, Welshman Ian Woosnam overcame an injury to beat American Chip Beck 5 and 3 Saturday and reach his third World Match Play final in five years.
In Sunday's final of the $560,000 tournament, Woosnam will meet Zimbabwe's Mark McNulty, who beat Greg Norman of Australia, 3 and 2.
Woosnam almost withdrew from the semifinal because of a pulled groin muscle. But it was Beck who suffered as the Welshman, who won the title in 1987 and was runner-up to Nick Faldo last year, was three holes ahead by halfway.
Beck cut the deficit to two, then had putting trouble. He three-putted on three holes in a row to relieve the pressure on Woosnam, who clinched his place in the final at the 33rd hole.