Saturday, April 28, 2007

Corona Championship – 3rd Round

Lorena Ochoa, Julieta Granada and Silvia Cavalleri share the lead at -13 after three rounds of the Corona Championship. Pat Hurst and Na On Min are tied for fourth at -12 with seven players tied for sixth at -9.

The wind was apparently not a factor today as only 19 of the 77 players posted scores over par. As she so often does, Ochoa turned in the low round of the event so far with a 64. She did bogey once, but eight birdies and an eagle more than compensated for that. Granada’s round of 67 also included a bogey but seven birdies (five on the back nine) raised her standing. Cavalleri’s 69 was her third straight round in the 60s. The only player in tomorrow’s final group without an LPGA victory, Silvia’s previous best finish has been a tie for third – the last time in 2004 at the Asahi International.

Among the logjam of ladies at -9 who can’t be counted out yet are Stacy Prammanasudh, Hye Jung Choi, Sarah Lee and ROY front-runner Angela Park. Even with this many players still in contention, it would be tough to bet against Lorena taking her second Mexican victory.

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