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KAPOLEI (Hawaii): Suzann Pettersen fired a four-under 68 to maintain her slim one-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship on Friday.
The 32-year-old Norwegian reached 14-under 202 to break Ai Miyazato’s 54-hole scoring mark of 206 which was set last year at the Ko Olina Golf Club course.
South Korea’s Seo Hee-kyung is one stroke back in second, shooting a six-under 66 after making a bogey on the last hole.
Pettersen ran off four straight pars to close out her round on Friday.
“My game was a little bit tighter off the bat,” Pettersen said. “I found a nice little key on the range last night, just to tighten it up a little bit.”
Defending champion Miyazato has sole possession of third place at 11-under 205 after shooting a two-under 70. Kim Hyo-joo fired a 69 and is one shot back at minus 10.
Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn is tied for fifth with two others at nine-under after shooting a four-under 68.
Pettersen, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner, started quickly with birdies on the first three holes. That moved her to 13-under and a commanding four strokes in front of the rest of the field.
Pettersen’s lead over Hee-kyung was cut to just two after the Norwegian made a bogey on the par-three eighth.
“I felt like I played pretty good,” Pettersen said. “It’s not like I faded off. Certain pin locations were a little bit harder to get to especially when you are between clubs.”
Hee-kyung and American Jessica Korda each shot 66 for low round of the day. Korda is tied for eighth place at minus eight with world No. 1 Park In-bee (67) and England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who shot a 68.
Hee-kyung made a charge, with the help of an eagle on the par-five No. 5, which got her within striking distance of Pettersen.
But the 2011 US Women’s Open runner-up stumbled on the last hole with a bogey.
“I’ve trained a lot the last few months. I watched the Masters last week and seeing their routines helped me out,” Hee-kyung said..
“The shot on five was a harder shot and that eagle made me happy.” — AFP
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