Wie shoots third round 69, Pettersen remains leader at Ko Olina

Michelle Wie // AP

Oahu’s Michelle Wie recorded her first round in the sixties this season, posting a Round 3 69 at the LPGA Lotte Championship.

After making the cut on the number, the Punahou graduate made the most of her “money round” tee-time by going minus-3 on her front-9, wrapping up even par on the back, taking her 3-round total to -1, jumping 28 spots into a tie for 40th.

Michelle, will tee-off in the 4th and final round at 10:30am on the 10th hole.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at wind-swept Ko Olina to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

The 32-year-old Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, had a 14-under 202 total.

South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo was second after a 66. She made three straight birdies on the back nine for a share of the lead, but dropped back with a bogey on the par-4 18th.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato was third at 11 under after a 70.

Pettersen, a stroke ahead of Miyazato entering the round, birdied the first three holes and got to 14 under with a birdie on the par-4 seventh. The European Solheim Cup star bogeyed the par-3 eighth, and got the stroke back with a birdie on the par-5 14th.

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