Schneiter and Erskine lead after Day 2 at PGA Senior Stroke Play C'ship

By Craig Dolch
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It took Steve Schneiter 33 holes before he made his first bogey Wednesday in the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship.
So what does he do next? Finish with three birdies for an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead in the 50-59 age group into Thursday’s final round at PGA Golf Club.
“That was big because it could have gone the other way just as easily,” Schneiter, a Sandy, Utah resident who has qualified for 12 PGA Championships, said of the late birdies. “I just hung in there and didn’t let the bogey get to me.”
Schneiter is at 14-under 130 after 36 holes, which is some of the best golf of his career. Yet all it gives him is just the one-shot lead over Walt Chapman of Knoxville, Tenn. As luck would have it, the two played together the first two days, and they’ll be paired again Thursday.
“We’ve kind of fed off each other the last two days,” Schneiter said. “He’s played great the last two days and I expect he will play well tomorrow.”
Chapman, who led after a 63, opened with a bogey Wednesday, but made birdies on four of his next five holes. He’s at 13-under after the 69 – but one back.
“I guess that’s the good news and the bad news,” Chapman said of his position and score. “I’m obviously playing well, but it’s going to take another good round tomorrow to catch Steve.”
There’s a gap of five shots to the next player, David Carich (71) of Noblesville, Ind.
Randy Erskine of Lake Orion, Mich., shot a 66 and also reached 14-under to lead the 60-and-older division. Erskine had an early bogey, but rebounded with seven birdies to take a two-shot lead over Mike San Filippo (66) of Hobe Sound.
“I didn’t hit it as close as yesterday, but I figured anything in the 60s would be good,” said Erskine, who last won a PGA Winter Championship event in 2009. “I’d take another round in the 60s and take my chances. You can’t stop what others are doing.”
San Filippo won his age group in last week’s PGA Quarter Century Championships. Former Champions Tour winner James Mason (68) is four back.
The PGA Winter Championships are presented by Premier Golf and Golf Advisor.
Wednesday’s second-round scores from the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship (ages 50-59) on the par-72 Ryder Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.: 
Steve Schneiter, Sandy, Utah    66-64–130
Walt Chapman, Knoxville, Tenn.    63-68–131
David Carich, Noblesville, Ind.    65-71–136
JC Anderson, O Fallon, Mo.    69-68–137
Rick Lewallen, Kannapolis, N.C.    69-68–137
Craig Thomas, White Plains, N.Y.    68-70–138
Mark Mielke, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    66-72–138
Dirk Schultz, Hagerstown, Md.    72-67–139
David Quinn, Marlton, N.J.    69-70–139
Gene Fieger, Naples, Fla.    72-67–139
Rick Schuller, Chester, Va.    70-70–140
Rick Morton, Jacksonville, N.C.    70-70–140
Steve Barber, Victor, N.Y.    71-69–140
Brian Cairns, walled lake, Mich.    72-68–140
Mark Faulkner, Marion, Ill.    66-74–140
Michael Tucker, St. Louis, Mo.    70-71–141
Gary Trivisonno, Aurora, Ohio    72-69–141
Kirk Stauffer, Bradford, Pa.    71-70–141
Robert Thompson, Huntsville, Texas    71-70–141
Rod Nuckolls, Overland Park, Kan.    72-69–141
Rob Sedorcek, Ballwin, Mo.    71-71–142
Craig Stevens, Dallas, Ga.    72-70–142
Ed Kirby, Wakefield, R.I.    71-71–142
Mitchell Camp, Aurora, Ohio    72-70–142
Mike Diffley, Pelham, N.Y.    69-74–143
Richard von Tacky, Titusville, Pa.    72-71–143
Brian Fogt, Wildwood, Mo.    69-74–143
Kevin Muir, Birmingham, Mich.    73-71–144
Mike Martin, New Haven, Conn.    70-74–144
Tim Krapfel, Centerville, Ohio    74-70–144
Kammy Maxfeldt, Westport, Conn.    69-75–144
Bill Andrews, Portsmouth, N.H.    70-74–144
Tom Atchison, Silver Lake, Ohio    71-73–144
Cary Hungate, Kokomo, Ind.    71-73–144
Jon Hoecker, Rochester, N.Y.    72-73–145
Bruce Zabriski, Jupiter, Fla.    69-76–145
Bob Darling, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    76-69–145
Doug Bauman, North Barrington, Ill.    72-73–145
Kirk Hanefeld, Acton, Mass.    70-75–145
Sonny Skinner, Sylvester, Ga.    72-73–145
Michael O'Connor, Erie, Pa.    71-75–146
Gus Ulrich, Whispering Pines, N.C.    71-75–146
Brad Peck, Madison, Wis.    76-70–146
Randy Wylie, Knoxville, Tenn.    73-73–146
Nash Haxel, St. Louis, Mo.    70-76–146
Kevin Savage, Baldwinsville, N.Y.    76-70–146
Jack Druga, Southampton, N.Y.    75-71–146
Chris Dachisen, Warren, N.J.    71-75–146
Peter Serafimoff, New Smyrna beach, Fla.    73-73–146
Quinn Griffing, Fort Wayne, Ind.    74-72–146
Brad Rollinson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    75-71–146
Bob Lennon, Wilmington, Del.    73-73–146
Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City, Okla.    72-75–147
Paul Hollenbaugh, New Albany, Ohio    74-73–147
Chip Sullivan, Pearl, Miss.    76-71–147
Kevin Healy, Sugar Grove, Ill.    78-69–147
Charlie Bolling, Glen Cove, N.Y.    76-71–147
Dave Laudien, Wall, N.J.    75-72–147
Robert Meheran, Tampa, Fla.    75-73–148
Bill Breen, Nashville, Tenn.    71-77–148
Bret James, Cave Creek, Ariz.    73-75–148
John Paesani, Mattapoisett, Mass.    74-74–148
Rick Bronson, Mexico, N.Y.    74-74–148
James Kane, Edmond, Okla.    75-73–148
Jeff Howerton, Evansville, Ind.    75-73–148
Stuart Blasius, Midland Park, N.J.    75-74–149
John Reeves, Bedford, N.Y.    76-73–149
Cory George, Lancaster, Ohio    74-75–149
Mark Anderson, St. Simons Island, Ga.    82-67–149
David Levine, O Fallon, Mo.    74-75–149
Chip Johnson, Hingham, Mass.    74-76–150
Denny Dolci, Jupiter, Fla.    77-73–150
Peter Procops, Lawrence, N.Y.    75-76–151
Bernie Hough, West Newton, Pa.    76-75–151
David Ranney, Lamoni, Iowa    78-73–151
Jim Boyle, Cadillac, Mich.    73-78–151
Edward Humenik, Palm City, Fla.    74-77–151
Tim Angis, Old Orchard Beach, Maine    76-75–151
Chris Black, Lancaster, Ohio    74-78–152
Gerry James, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    76-76–152
Bobby Cooke, Louisville, Ky.    77-76–153
Michael Lanzetta, Hightstown, N.J.    79-74–153
Steve Bosdosh, Clarksburg, Md.    75-79–154
Jim Smoot, Huntington, N.Y.    78-78–156
Jeb Boyle, State College, Pa.    77-79–156
Bob Stephens, Springboro, Ohio    83-74–157
John Kerins, Hermitage, Pa.    80-77–157
Scott Jenkins, Erie, Pa.    82-77–159
Andy Santor, Boardman, Ohio    80-80–160
Mark Thomas, Miami, Fla.    82-78–160
Jeff Tucker, Oklahoma City, Okla.    81-81–162
Ray Sowers, Vero Beach, Fla.    84-78–162
Sam Bradberry, Geneva, Ill.    83-80–163
John Dalrymple, Stoughton, Mass.    84-80–164
Bret Watzka, Pearl River, N.Y.    81-84–165
Joe Potty, Medfield, Mass.    84-81–165
Garrett Murphy, Old Greenwich, Conn.    84-82–166
Vince Molesky, Newport, N.H.    80-86–166
Tim VandenBerg, Battle Creek, Mich.    85-84–169
Wednesday’s second-round scores from the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship (ages 60-90) on the par-72 Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.: 
Randy Erskine, Lake Orion, Mich.    64-66–130
Mike San Filippo, Hobe Sound, Fla.    66-66–132
James Mason, Dillard, Ga.    66-68–134
Bill Schumaker, Columbia City, Ind.    66-70–136
Bob Ackerman, W. Bloomfield, Mich.    69-68–137
Ed Sabo, Pinehurst, N.C.    67-70–137
Chuck Milne, Vancouver, Wash.    70-67–137
Peter Oakley, Palm City, Fla.    70-67–137
Jim Sheerin, Rye Beach, N.H.    67-71–138
Lon Nielsen, Orchard Park, N.Y.    71-68–139
Chris Campbell, Vero Beach, Fla.    69-71–140
Jerry Impellittiere, Palm City, Fla.    71-69–140
Reed Hughes, Senatobia, Miss.    70-70–140
Bob Meyer, McMurray, Pa.    70-70–140
Bob Dickson, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.    69-72–141
Stephen Stull, Richland, Wash.    71-70–141
Dan Wood, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    70-71–141
Bobby Heins, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    70-72–142
Denny Ford, Indianapolis, Ind.    70-72–142
Rick Pohle, Hatfield, Pa.    67-75–142
Gary Robison, Canton, Ohio    72-71–143
Don Brigham, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    70-73–143
Steve Benson, Palm City, Fla.    68-75–143
Brian Lowe, Windham, N.Y.    71-72–143
Freddy Gibson, Orlando, Fla.    73-70–143
David Glenz, Hamburg, N.J.    72-71–143
Wendell Coffee, Peachtree City, Ga.    72-71–143
Marion Heck, Fort Myers, Fla.    72-72–144
Gary Ostrega, Westfield, N.J.    71-73–144
Kevin Morris, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    72-72–144
Dave Kendall, Saline, Mich.    71-73–144
Gary Baker, Pepper Pike, Ohio    70-74–144
Jim Holmes, Northbrook, Ill.    71-73–144
Jerry Tucker, Stuart, Fla.    73-71–144
Jimmy Williams, Christiansburg, Va.    71-73–144
Michael Turnesa, Rockville Centre, N.Y.    69-76–145
Bob Bilbo, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-73–145
Herb Moreland, Schenectady, N.Y.    72-73–145
Ken Krieger, Cheyenne, Wyo.    69-76–145
Mike Caporale, Manhasset, N.Y.    74-71–145
Donald Padgett, Pinehurst, N.C.    72-73–145
Roy Vucinich, Moon Township, Pa.    73-72–145
Lynn Janson, Hastings, Mich.    75-70–145
Gary Baker, Naples, Fla.    70-75–145
Bill Erfurth, Northbrook, Ill.    72-74–146
Mike Harrigan, Chicago, Ill.    72-74–146
Fred Harkness, Jupiter, Fla.    75-72–147
Mal Galletta, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-75–147
Roger Kennedy, Stuart, Fla.    72-75–147
Bob Zimmerman, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    73-74–147
Lynn Rosely, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-75–147
Tony Wallin, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    71-76–147
Jack Seltzer, Linden, Mich.    72-75–147
Michael Zaremba, Pueblo West, Colo.    72-76–148
Steve Wells, Dowagiac, Mich.    76-72–148
Bob Placido, Indianapolis, Ind.    76-73–149
Nick Manolios, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    74-75–149
Carl Pedersen, Gulf Breeze, Fla.    75-75–150
Jim Logue, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    72-78–150
Bruce Martins, Cortland, N.Y.    75-75–150
Butch Butler, Lusby, Md.    73-77–150
Tom Kammann, Baneberry, Tenn.    74-76–150
Earl Svenningsen, Sedona, Ariz.    75-76–151
Gary Anderson, Hampton, Va.    75-76–151
Steve Heckel, Carterville, Ill.    76-75–151
Ken Corliss, Columbus, Ohio    72-79–151
Curt McCormick, Crewe, Va.    72-80–152
Mike Lawrence, Anderson, S.C.    72-80–152
Gregory Hurd, Manhasset, N.Y.    76-76–152
Kevin Wilczewski, Lexington, Mass.    74-78–152
Jay Horton, Chestertown, Md.    78-74–152
Jerry Swain, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    73-79–152
Buddy Goodwin, Elyria, Ohio    78-74–152
Patrick Fitzsimons, Wilsonville, Ore.    77-75–152
Mike Hall, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    78-75–153
Bill Moser, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    75-78–153
Pat Delaney, Springfield, Ohio    76-77–153
Tom Cann, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    78-75–153
Jim Buchanan, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    76-78–154
Bill Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind.    77-77–154
Earl Puckett, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    77-77–154
Tom Fortuna, W. Bloomfield, Mich.    76-78–154
Gary Benoit, Palm City, Fla.    79-76–155
Stephen Lundquist, East Kingston, N.H.    79-76–155
Gary Groh, Highland Park, Ill.    80-76–156
Robert Moreland, Ottumwa, Iowa    78-78–156
Lloyd Monroe, Spring Lake, N.J.    79-77–156
Randy Hunt, Portland, Ind.    74-82–156
Gregg Baker, Yarmouth, Maine    80-76–156
Phil Newcamp, Pittsburgh, Pa.    78-78–156
Mike Brengard, Edwardsville, Ill.    76-81–157
Charlie Moore, New London, Conn.    77-81–158
John Long, Henderson, Nev.    81-79–160
Tom Joyce, Huntington, N.Y.    78-82–160
Art Proctor, Edmond, Okla.    81-79–160
Matthew Kleiner, Callicoon, N.Y.    81-79–160
Frederick Gipp, Yaphank, N.Y.    83-77–160
Gary Lockie, Fort Pierce, Fla.    75-87–162
Kim Gianatsis, Hammond, La.    77-85–162
John Rainieri, Uniontown, Ohio    83-80–163
Larry Mancour, Conway, Mich.    79-85–164
Doug Main, Port St. Lucie, Fla.    79-85–164
Bob Joyce, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.    81-84–165
Denny Lyons, Fort Pierce, Fla.    82-84–166
Sonny Rhodes, Austin, Texas    88-78–166
Ray Goddard, Terre Haute, Ind.    81-87–168
John Scheffler, Brewster, Mass.    89-84–173
Mike Joyce, Amelia Island, Fla.    83-91–174
Pat Kenny, Landrum, S.C.    88-87–175