Matthew leads Ochoa Invitational by three

Catriona Matthew
Catriona Matthew ( Getty Images )

Saturday, November 12, 2011

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Catriona Matthew shot her second straight 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Matthew, the 42-year-old Scot who won the last of her three LPGA Tour titles in 2009, had an 11-under 205 total at Guadalajara Country Club. Norway's Suzann Pettersen (71) was second, and defending champion I.K. Kim (70) was another stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist (73).

Hall of Famer Juli Inkster, tied for the lead after the first two rounds in the 36-player event, was 5 under after a 75. The 51-year-old Inkster is trying to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history.

Michelle Wie, the 2009 winner, was tied for 12th at 1 under after a 71.

Top-ranked Yani Tseng was 26th at 3 over after a 74.