Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Snead Birdies Way To Senior Event Lead

J.C. Snead birdied four of his final eight holes Saturday, taking a 1-shot lead after two rounds of the Vantage Championship in Clemons, N.C.

Trying to rebound from a mid-season hip injury, Snead carded a 3-under 68 at Tanglewood Park on the heels of his first-round 66 for an 8-under 134. He leads Jim Colbert and Gary Player by 1 heading into Sunday's final round of the Senior Tour golf event. Colbert, the leader after the first round, shot a mediocre 70. Player's 65 was the best round of the day. Tour leading money winner Hale Irwin of St. Louis and Raymond Floyd are another shot back at 136 after each carded 67s. GOLF Pepper Takes LPGA Lead Bidding for her fifth victory in her last nine LPGA tour events, Dottie Pepper made three consecutive birdies en route to a 4-under-par 68 and a 2-shot lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Fieldcres Cannon Classic in Cornelius, N.C. Closest to Pepper were Dale Eggeling, defending champion Gail Graham and Kim Saiki. Eggeling carded a 68, Saiki a 70 and Graham a 71. For the first time in five years, the PGA Tour will have two consecutive 54-hole events. Heavy rain halted the third round of the Buick Challenge in Pine Mountain, Ga., before any of the leaders could get on the course. Five players are tied for the top spot, including defending champion Fred Funk. The tournament will resume Sunday morning with the third - and now final - round and a much better forecast. Funk is tied with Michael Bradley, Davis Love III, Len Mattiace and John Maginnes at 10-under 134. Defending champion Ellen Port of St. Louis won two matches to advance to the final of the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Port, 34, beat Martha Lang of Mandeville, La., 2 and 1, and Eva Monisteri of San Mateo, Calif., 1-up on the Mission Hills Country Club's par-72 Dinah Shore Tournament Course. She will face Kerry Postillion of Burr Ridge, Ill., in the final. TENNIS U.S. Takes 2-0 Lead In Fed Cup Monica Seles and Lindsay Davenport gave the United States a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Fed Cup, threatening Spain's three-year reign as the world's top women's tennis team. …

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