Japan’s Ai Miyazato takes Lotte lead

Japan’s Ai Miyazato shot a 2-under 70 on Friday in difficult

wind conditions to take a three-shot lead into the final round of

the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

The seven-time tour winner had a 10-under 206 total at Ko

Olina.

Cristie Kerr and Spain’s Azahara Munoz, tied for the

second-round lead with Miyazato, were second. Kerr shot a 71, and

Munoz had a 73.

Yani Tseng, the top-ranked Taiwanese who has won three of first

six events of the year, was 6 under along with U.S. Open champion

So Yeon Ryu, Jiyai Shin, Meena Lee and Angela Stanford. Tseng and

Ryu shot 69, the best scores of the day, while Shin and Stanford

followed at 70, and Lee had a 71.