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Karlsson clings to lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic.

Robert Karlsson leads by one stroke through three rounds of the St. Jude Classic. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Robert Karlsson leads by one stroke through three rounds of the St. Jude Classic. (Jeff Roberson/AP)Read more

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Robert Karlsson shot a 2-under 68 Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds at the St. Jude Classic.

Karlsson looked ready to run away from the field, leading by as many as 5 strokes on the back nine. But the Swede closed with his only bogeys of the day on the final two holes, dropping to 11 under and 1 stroke ahead of Harrison Frazar, who got hot and birdied three of his final four holes to finish with a 64 that got him to 10 under.

John Merrick (67) is third, followed by Retief Goosen, who turned in the best 18-hole score this week at TPC Southwind before being matched by Frazar.

LPGA

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot her second straight 6-under 66 to take a 1-stroke lead over Mindy Kim in the LPGA State Farm Classic.

She reached 17 under, birdieing all four of Panther Creek's par 5s in her bogey-free round. Kim, the leader after the first two round, bogeyed the final hole for a 69.

Brittany Lincicome, coming off a victory last Sunday in New Jersey, shot a 66 to join Shanshan Feng (69) at 14 under. Defending champion Cristie Kerr (66) was 13 under.

Champions Tour

CONOVER, N.C. - Bob Tway moved a step closer to his first Champions Tour title, firing a 5-under 67 to maintain a 1-shot lead over playing partner Tommy Armour III. Tway is 14 under after two rounds of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.