Pettersen builds huge lead in Thailand

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen Saturday opened a seven-shot lead after three rounds of the Honda LPGA Thailand Golf Tournament at Pattaya City.

She fired a season-low and tournament record 9-under-par 63 in Saturday's third round to move to 20-under 196.


"I'm just trying to play with my feel and first instinct," Pettersen said. "I have to go out and do my job tomorrow. It was nice I could actually extend my lead with people pushing me, shooting 66. Tomorrow's not going to be that easy."

Laura Davies (66) is second at 13-under 203.

Paula Creamer (66) is third at 12-under 204, and three players are tied for fourth at 9-under 207.

"Suzann's playing really well," Davies said. "She’s gone mad. A 6-under is a good round, just not good enough this week."

Defending champion Hee-Won Han (72), who is playing for the first time since the birth of her first child this summer, shares 16th place with Maria Hjorth (68) at 5-under 211.

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