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Shanshan Feng shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a big five-stroke lead into the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
The sixth-ranked Feng finished her third round at Emirates Golf Club with three straight birdies, giving her a tournament-record 198 total after three days.
Dewi Claire Schreefel shot a course-record 63 for second place at 203. She had nine birdies Friday, including four on her final four holes.
Gwladys Nocera (68) is in third at 204, with Cindy Lacrosse (69) and Caroline Masson (69) another shot back.
Defending champion Lexi Thompson (72) had two birdies and two bogeys to drop into a tie for 12th.
''It was frustrating. I didn't hit the ball bad, just didn't make anything,'' the American teenager said. ''A few misreads with the putter, but it's been like that all week.''
Michelle Wie (70) is 15 shots off the pace and remains tied for 35th. Carlota Ciganda, who leads the Order of Merit ahead of Masson, shot a 73.
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Shanshan Feng of China won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title.
The highest-ranked player in the field at No. 6, Feng had an eagle, two birdies and a bogey to total 21-under 267 at Emirates Golf Club.
''I didn't look at the leaderboard until 18, so I had no idea how everyone...
American defending champion Lexi Thompson opened with a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday at the Dubai Ladies Masters, three shots off the leaders.
Shanshan Feng and Florentyna Parker each shot 66 in the first round.
''I could have dropped a few more putts. I had a lot of lip-outs out there. But I'll take 3 under for a first round,'' said Thompson, who had two bogeys...
Dubai Ladies Masters Scores Scores Wednesday from the Dubai Ladies Masters, a Ladies European Tour tournament played at the par-72 Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club:
First Round Shanshan Feng, China 32-34-66
Florentyna Parker, England 32-34-66
Klara Spilkova, Czech Republic 33-34-67
Sahra Hassan, Wales 31-36-67
Cindy Lacrosse, United States 31-36-67
Nontaya Srisawang, Thailand...