Saturday, August 12, 2006

Canadian Open - 3rd Round

A third-round 69 sends Angela Stanford into Sunday with a four-shot lead in the Canadian Women's Open. Despite back-to-back bogeys on 12 and 13, she birdied 16 and finished the day at -13.

Defending champion Meena Lee is bucking one of my predictions - she fired a 66 to move into second place. Jee Young Lee carded a 71 to put herself third at -8. No one else is within six shots of the lead. Even if Stanford were to repeat her Sunday in Nashville and shoot 73 tomorrow, a 65 would be required for anybody but the two Lees to challenge. Another 69 or 70 and she will be a first-time LPGA winner.

Meena Lee has a victory this season, at the Fields Open in Hawaii in February. Since then she's only had one Top 10, although she's pretty much a lock to get another this week. My money is on Meena if Stanford does falter.

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