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Miller Daniel Lead CertainTeed

Nov. 21, 2000 -- A red-hot Johnny Miller and Beth Daniel combined for seven birdies, shooting a 7-under-par 65 in the Certain Teed Challenge Tuesday. The duo had an opening-round 65 Monday to enter the final round Wednesday with a score of 133, 11-under-par.
 
Miller and Daniel lead Kathy Whitworth and J.C. Snead by three strokes. Third is Juli Inkster and Roberto De Vicenzo, the first-round leaders, who stand at 7-under, tied with Bob Charles and JoAnne Carner. Inkster and De Vicenzo shot a second-round 72 while Charles and Carner were two better at 70.
 
Miller and Daniel fashioned their round democratically, Daniel making four birdies and Miller three. Daniel's key was the putter while Miller's three birdies came via tight iron shots. Miller came within three feet with a 6-iron at No. 9, within three feet at No. 10 with a sand wedge, and wowed everyone when he arched an 8-iron inside a foot at No. 18.
 
Miller loves the temperature in the 50s. 'It's the only way I can still compete,' he said. 'I hit the ball low anymore. I had a good day tee-to-green.'
 
Daniel said she, like Miller, still has difficulties putting. 'But I played steady,' she agreed.
 
The Whitworth-Snead 68 was sparked by a Whitworth 5-iron at No. 2 to 2 inches and a 1-iron punch on the par-5 8th which came to rest seven feet foot from the hole.
 
'I made a few putts,' said Whitworth. 'The one on No. 2, Ray Charles could have made.
 
'But J.C. is carrying this team. I'm just trying as hard as I can.'