PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Jeff Coston shot a 6-under 66 on Friday for a share of the lead with Frank Esposito Jr. in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
The 59-year-old Coston, a PGA teaching professional at Semiahmoo in Blaine, Washington, had eight birdies and two bogeys on PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course to match Esposito at 10-under 134. Coston won the 2006 tournament.
The 51-year-old Esposito, the PGA head professional at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey, bogeyed the final two holes on the Wanamaker Course for a 70. Coston and Esposito matched the 36-hole record set by Reed Hughes in 2006.
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The low 35 Sunday will earn spots in the Senior PGA Championship in Mat at French Lick (Indiana) Resort. The final two rounds will be played on the Wanamaker Course.