Sunday, September 16, 2012

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - Bill Glasson moved into position for his first Champions Tour victory, shooting a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round of inaugural Hawaii Championship.

Winless in 46 starts on the 50-and-over tour, the 52-year-old Glasson had a 13-under 131 total. He won seven times on the PGA Tour in an injury-plagued career marked by more than 20 surgeries.

Glasson birdied three of the last five holes after dropping a shot on the par-4 13th.

``Finishing the way I did is going to help tomorrow,'' he said. ``I need to hit some fairways. That's my thing. My irons have kept me in the ballgame. My driver, she's not liking me right now. We're having a little war. So, we'll see who wins that battle.''

First-round leader Peter Senior and Mark McNulty were tied for second.

Senior followed his opening 65 with a 70. The 53-year-old Australian is winless in 65 starts in three seasons on the senior tour. He has five runner-up finishes, losing three playoffs.

``I scraped around,'' Senior said. ``The secret to this course is you have to come from the fairway. If you put yourself in the right position, you can make a lot of birdies.

McNulty shot a 68. He has eight tour victories.

``Two goods scores, so I'm happy,'' McNulty said. ``Obviously, I can't control what anybody else is doing. I'm going to need a good round tomorrow to have a crack at it.''

David Frost, Corey Pavin and Willie Wood were 8 under. Frost and Pavin shot 67, and Wood had a 68.

Mark O'Meara and Dick Mast followed at 7 under. O'Meara had a 67, and Mast shot 68.

Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman had a 70 to top the group at 6 under.

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