Brady Exber fired his second straight round of 68 Thursday and took a three-shot lead heading into the final day of the Senior Azalea golf tournament at the Country Club of Charleston.
Exber, a retired hotel executive from Las Vegas, Nev., made six birdies, including four on the back nine, to take over first place in the 54-hole tournament.
Edward Vomastek of Traverse City, Mich., moved into second with a 69 for a 36-hole total of 3-under 139. First-round leader Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill made three bogeys in a four-hole stretch beginning at the seventh en route to a 3-over 74 and fell to third at 141. Country Club of Charleston member Bert Atkinson, Chris Corn of Rock Hill and Bill Leonard of Dallas, Ga., are tied for fourth at 144.
Ted Smith of Wilkinson, Ind., posted a 73 for a 141 total and moved a shot ahead of first-round leader Bob Howe of Larchmont, N.Y., in the Super Seniors division.
The tournament, for players 55 and older, winds up today with the first players starting at 8:30 a.m. and the leaders teeing off at 10:18 a.m.
Brady Exber, Las Vegas, Nev. 68-68—136
Edward Vomastek, Traverse City, Mich. 70-69—139
Rick Cloninger, Fort Mill 67-74—141
Bert Atkinson, Charleston 73-71—144
Chris Corn, Rock Hill 69-75—144
Bill Leonard, Dallas, Ga. 72-72—144
Vance Antoniou, North Barrington, Ill. 72-73—145
Mark Bemowski, Mukwonago, Wis. 75-71—146
John Dennis, Greenville 70-76—146
Bill Zylstra, Ocklawaha, Fla. 74-72—146
Emile Vaughan, Pike Road, Ala. 75-71—146
Tom Humphrey, Chads Ford, Pa. 76-70—146
Steve Johnson, Mequon, Wis. 77-70—147
Mark Weston, Windermere, Fla. 71-76—147
Frank Ford, Charleston 73-75—148
Ramiro Romo, Burlington, Wis. 69-80—149
Kirk Geiling, Hope, Mich. 77-72—149
Tom Hyland, Marlton, N.J. 71-78—149
Alan Thielemann, Woodstock, Ga. 77-72—149
Jack Kearney, Peachtree City, Ga. 78-71—149
Daniel Cook, The Woodlands, Texas 73-76—149
Pete Allen, Southport, N.C. 78-72—150
John Gibbs III, Augusta 75-76—151
Kim Mansfield, High Point, N.C. 78-73—151
Gus Sylvan, Columbia 74-78—152
Ted Smith, Wilkinson, Ind. 68-73—141
Bob Howe, Larchmont, N.Y. 67-75—142
Mike Weiner, Manchester, Md. 72-72—144
John Cuomo, Richmond, Va. 76-69—145
Tim Miller, Lake Toxaway, N.C. 68-77—145
Bob Kulp, Savannah 74-73—147
Russ Berkoben, Pennysburg, Ohio 72-76—148
David Crocker, Bluffton 74-75—149
Gary Shimmin, Okatie 73-76—149
Johnny Blank, Frostburg, Md. 76-73—149
Walt Martin, Oakton, Va. 74-75—149
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