RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Sei Young Kim made two late birdies to take a 3-stroke lead Saturday in the ANA Inspiration.
The long-hitting South Korean player shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10 under at Mission Hills with a round left in the first major championship of the year.
Kim holed a downhill 18-footer from the fringe on the par-4 16th and made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. She two-putted for par from the back fringe on the par-5 18th.
Stacy Lewis was second after a 68. She bogeyed Nos. 15 and 17 and missed a six-foot birdie putt on 18.
Morgan Pressel, Brittany Lincicome, and Ariya Jutanugarn were 6 under. Lincicome drove into the water on 18 and closed with a 70. Pressel had a 71, and Jutanugarn shot 66.
Lewis birdied six of the first 12 holes to take the lead at 9 under.
She ran into trouble on the par-4 15th when her drive went to the left, with a palm tree possibly saving it from going out of bounds over the property fence that runs along Gerald Ford Drive. The ball dropped into a bunker and she left her approach in the tangled rough in front of the right greenside bunker. She flopped out and missed a 25-foot par putt.
Lewis settled for a par on the 16th. After her 167-yard approach ticked the cup on the way past, she pulled her 5-foot birdie try left.
HOUSTON - Jordan Spieth's pre-Masters run of extraordinary golf continued as the 21-year-old Texas native shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a 1-shot lead at the Houston Open.
Spieth sank a 41-foot birdie putt from just off the green on the par-3 16th to reach 14-under-par 202 in the final PGA Tour tuneup before the first major of the season. He's coming off a title and a runner-up finish in his previous two starts, having climbed to No. 4 in the World Golf Rankings.
A victory Sunday would allow Spieth to wrest the PGA point standings lead away from Jimmy Walker and further boost his confidence at Augusta National, where he came in second to Bubba Watson last spring.