Defending Champion Mike Martin of Tashua Knolls Golf Course and Mark Farrell of H. Smith Richardson Golf Course each shot 1-under par 69 Monday at Yale Golf Course. Martin and Farrell take a one-stroke lead into Tuesday’s final round in the 67th Senior Connecticut PGA Championship.

Fran Marrello of Canaan Country Club, a six-time champion, shot 70 and is in third place. Kevin Giancola of Golf Quest and four-time champion Jack McConachie of Oronoque Country Club each shot 72.

The top four finishers if properly entered advance to the 31st Senior PGA Professional Championship Oct. 3-6 at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.

The final round starting times Tuesday are moved up to 7 a,n, and will go off both tees.