Saturday, February 04, 2012

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - U.S. Open champion So Yeon Ryu shot a 3-under-par 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Ladies Masters.

Ryu, who shot an extraordinary 11-under 61 in the second round, had a 54-hole total of 20-under 196 at Royal Pines.

Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands shot 68 and was alone in second, followed by Kim Ha-neul of South Korea, who shot a 64, and Diana Luna of Italy, who carded a 66. They were tied for third, five strokes behind the leader.

American-born Australian Frances Bondad was the biggest mover of the day, shooting a 63 to reach fifth place, seven strokes behind Ryu.

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