Pettersen out front on LPGA Tour

April 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM

KAPOLEI, Hawaii, April 19 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday that put her one shot in front with one round remaining in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

Pettersen birdied the first three holes at the Ko Olina Golf Club and then held off a challenge from Hee Kyung Seo to finish 54 holes at 14-under 202. Seo bogeyed the final hole to finish at 203 following a round of 66.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato was alone in third at 205 and Hyo Joo Kim was another shot back.

Stacy Lewis, trying to regain the world's No. 1 ranking, was tied for fifth at 207 with Lizette Salas and first-round leader Ariya Jutanugarn.

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