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Kraft Nabisco Championship: Yani Tseng leads alone

April 2, 2011 |  4:50 pm

Yani-tseng2_300 Yani Tseng is proving why she's the definitive top-ranked player in the LPGA's Rolex Rankings.

The Kraft Nabisco Championship's defending champion is six under par so far in her third round. She just birdied the par-four No. 15 and has gained four shots on her playing partner Stacy Lewis, who began the day with a three-shot lead over Tseng. Tseng is 12 under for the tournament, Lewis is at 11 under.

Morgan Pressel, who won here in 2007, is third. The 22-year-old is eight under for the tournament and has two holes left, including the par-five 18th. Michelle Wie could have been majorly into the chase for the top spot except that she missed her tap-in for par on the 17th; that cost her a much-needed stroke. Wie is now six shots behind Tseng with one hole still to play.

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Yani Tseng reacts to her putt at the second hole Saturday during the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Credit: David Cannon / Getty Images