Big day bolsters Tseng
She completes 64, adds 68 for lead
Yani Tseng finished off a course-record 8-under-par 64 in the rain-delayed second round, then shot a 68 in the third to take a four-stroke lead yesterday in the Canadian Women's Open in Ottawa.
Tseng, the 19-year-old Taiwanese star who won the
"Every week I'm ready to win the tournament," Tseng said. "I finished second four times and I really learned a lot each time. I don't feel surprised because I keep learning and working hard and being relaxed.
"I have to play my own game and not think too much. I have a four-shot lead, so there's a lot of room to play good."
South Korea's Se Ri Pak (68) was second, and defending champion Lorena Ochoa (74) and Katherine Hull (72) followed at 8 under.
Pak had her first career LPGA Tour hole-in-one, acing the 178-yard fifth hole with a 6-iron.
"It was a surprise to see it go in," said Pak. "Of course, you don't expect anything like that. That probably made my day."
Paula Creamer (70) and Song-Hee Kim (71) were 5 under.
Michelle Wie, using the last of her six LPGA Tour exemptions this year, was tied for 14th at 2 under after a 69. She opened with rounds of 75 and 70.
"I'm making a lot more putts than I did the first day," Wie said. "All I can do is play the best I can and try to shoot a low score."
Annika Sorenstam (76) and Suzann Pettersen (70) also were in the group at 2 under.
PGA - Carl Pettersson topped the Sedgefield Country Club leaderboard for the second straight day, following his tournament-record 61 with a 66 to take a two-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
Pettersson, who has a 19-under 191 total, is in position to claim his third career Tour victory and first since 2006.
Scott McCarron was second. He holed a 45-yard sand shot on 18 for a 64. Briny Baird (62), Garrett Willis (69), and Kevin Streelman (67) were six strokes back.
Pettersson had three birdies and an eagle, opening with four pars before his 3 on the 529-yard, par-5 fifth. He landed his approach 4 feet from the pin and sank that putt to eagle the hole for the second time in three days.
But he also bogeyed the easiest hole - the par-5 15th - for the second day in a row.
McCarron, who entered trailing Pettersson by four strokes, was bogey-free and had three consecutive birdies on Nos. 2-4 to move to 14 under.
Champions - Fred Funk moved into position for his first major victory on the Tour, shooting a bogey-free 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas after the third round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition in Sunriver, Ore.
The 52-year-old Funk, the winner of the season-opening MasterCard Championship in Hawaii, had a 16-under 200 total.
Haas, the Senior PGA Championship winner in May, shot 66.
European - Peter Hanson shot a 2-under 68 and took a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the SAS Masters in Stockholm.
Junior PGA - Anthony Paolucci, 15, won the championship, beating fellow Dallas player Jordan Spieth with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Danielle Frasier, 15, of Encinitas, Calif., won the girls' division by seven strokes.