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