Stanford takes 4-stroke lead at LPGA LOTTE tourney

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm •  Published: April 18, 2014
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Angela Stanford shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to open a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in breezy Hawaii.

Stanford is 13 under going into the final round Saturday, ahead of Hyo Joo Kim and Michelle Wie at 9 under.

Stanford, a five-time LPGA Tour winner, finished the day with six birdies and one bogey, one day after taking the tournament lead with a 64 in the second round.

Stanford birdied two holes in a row on the front nine, getting to 10 under with a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole. She moved to 13 under with birdies on Nos. 11, 12 and 13.

Wie shot 2 under in the third round and is tied with the 18-year-old Kim.

Wind gusts were up to 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service.