China's Shanshan Feng beat the wind on Saturday to take the lead and now has a good chance of beating everyone else in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Feng, who last year became the first Chinese player to win an LPGA Tour title and a major event in capturing the LPGA Championship, shot a marvelous 4-under 67 before the wind picked up and grabbed a three-shot lead heading into the final round.
The round matched the day's best and gave the eighth-ranked Feng a 6-under 136 total.
''Right now I'm in good position this week, and if I can have some good results this week, it's definitely going to give me more confidence for next week,'' said Feng, referring to her defense of the LPGA championship.
The wind was mild in the morning when Feng played and then gusted in the afternoon, leaving players second-guessing club selection and battling inconsistent greens, some of which dried out and didn't hold shots and others that were strangely receptive.
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