Bruce Summerhays made every putt he faced inside 15 feet on Saturday on the way to a 7-under-par 65 in the second round of the First of America Classic in Ada, Mich.
Summerhays, 54, who lives in Heber City, was at 11-under 133, two ahead of George Archer entering Sunday's final round at Egypt Valley Country Club. Archer shot a 67.Jim Dent and Jose Maria Canizares trail Summerhays by two strokes, while defending champion Gil Morgan is four strokes off the pace after matching Summerhays' 65.
Summerhays, who has won twice on the Senior PGA Tour, bogeyed the third hole Saturday but then birdied eight of the next 14 holes.
"Today I hit the tee ball as well as I ever have hit the tee ball in my four years on the tour," Summerhays said.
"My putting was phenomenal today, too. . . . It was a marvelous putting day and a good driving day. When you putt that well and drive OK, you are going to have a pretty good day."
Summerhays birdied three straight holes on the back nine, each time converting a 9-foot putt that broke from left to right.
Archer, 58, who won here in 1993 with a tournament-record 199, opened the second round tied with Summerhays at 4-under.
"It is nice to be shooting some low numbers," said Archer, the senior comeback player of 1997 after undergoing hip replacement surgery.
BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN: In her first year on the LPGA tour, Janice Moodie played the closing hole Saturday as if she has been making these shots her whole life.
The 25-year-old Scot, who graduated from San Jose State, splashed out of a bunker on No. 18 to save par and took a one-stroke lead over Betsy King after three rounds at the Women's British Open at Lytham St. Annes, England.
U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR: At Ann Arbor, Mich., Jenny Chuasiriporn needed 21 holes to stave off Brandi Miller in a rain-delayed match on Saturday and earn a spot in the championship match of the U.S. Women's Amateur.
Chuasiriporn will play Grace Park, 19, of Phoenix, in Sunday's 36-hole championship match at Barton Hills Country Club.