Tseng grows lead to three at Aussie Open

Yani Tseng

Yani Tseng

MELBOURNE, Australia – Defending champion Yani Tseng shot a 5-under 68 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s Australian Open.

Tseng had a three-round total of 14-under 205 at Commonwealth Golf Club. No. 1-ranked Jiyan Shin of South Korea shot 69 and was in second place, followed by her countrywoman Ji Eun-hee, who had 70 and was four strokes behind Tseng.

Shin completed her final three holes of the second round on Saturday morning along with 57 other players who were forced off the course when a thunderstorm hit the area Friday.

Katherine Hull of Australia shot 67 and was at 211, six strokes off the lead.

Veteran Laura Davies of England shot 69 and was at 216, 11 strokes back, one ahead of four-time champion Karrie Webb, who shot 74 Saturday.

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