Ji leads by 1 after 3 rounds at LPGA Championship
Saturday, June 9, 2012
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Eun-Hee Ji shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Karrie Webb after the third round of the LPGA Championship.
Ji was 4 under at Locust Hill. Webb had a 68, matching Ji for the best round of the tournament.
Giulia Sergas, who shared the first-round but had a 76 on Friday in the wind-swept second round, moved back near the top with four birdies on the front nine and also finished with a 69. Sergas was tied at 2 under with Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen and Inbee Park. Lewis, a two-time winner in her last three events, had a 70, Pettersen shot a 71, and Park had a 72.
Paula Creamer was at or near the top most of the day, but faltered at the end and finished with a 73. She was in a seven-way tie at 1 under.
Defending champion Yani Tseng had her best round of the three days, finishing with at 74 after a 76 and a 75.
The start of the round was delayed by rain for 2 1/2 hours, but the storms that were forecast never materialized and the round was completed without a stoppage.