Natalie Gulbis joins Piller, Phatlum atop Naples LGPA leaderboard

Nov. 23, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Natalie Gulbis recorded a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to join Gerina Piller and Pornanong Phatlum atop the CME Group Titleholders leaderboard after three rounds.

Gulbis charged from three stokes back, notching three straight birdies from the eighth hole to gain a share of the lead at Tiburon Golf Club.

She finished 54 holes at 11-under-par 205, along with Piller and Pornanong Phatlum, each of whom carded a 5-under 67.

Overnight leader Sandra Gal stumbled to a 2-over 74, falling into a fourth-place tie at minus-9 with Stacy Lewis -- who completed a course-record 9-under 63 -- Shanshan Feng and Lexi Thompson (both 67s).

Sole possession of eighth place went to Michelle Wie (66) at 8-under-par 208.

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