Posted October 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Defending champion Na-yeon Choi of South Korea maintained a two-shot lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a 3-under 68 Saturday in a rain-interrupted third round. The South Korean player had a 13-under 200 after opening with rounds of 65 and 67 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. She birdied the first hole before play was delayed for more than four hours because of lightning and rain, and finished with four birdies and a lone bogey on the 10th hole. Fellow South Korean Park Inbee was two shots back after putting up the day's best score of 65, while Karrie Webb of Australia was another two shots back after a 68. Choi won the U.S. Women's Open in July for her first major title and sixth LPGA Tour victory. Suzann Pettersen, the eight-time LPGA Tour champion who is winless this year, followed her tournament-record 64 on Friday with a 70 that left her five shots back in a tie for fourth with Japan's Ai Miyazato. Pettersen was 4 under through 14 holes, then had a double-...

Choi takes 2-stroke lead in Malaysia

Defending champion Na-yeon Choi of South Korea shot a four-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Friday. The U.S. Women's Open winner in July for her first major title and only victory of the year, Choi was 11 under after birdies on Nos. 12 and 13. The South Korean bogeyed the par-3 17th and closed with a par at Kuala Lumpur...
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