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Kraft Nabisco Championship: Lewis leads Tseng by shot heading to final nine

April 3, 2011 |  3:40 pm

Stacy-lewis2_300 Stacy Lewis just won't wilt.

After defending champion Yani Tseng birdied the 168-yard par-three eighth hole by making a 10-footer while Lewis missed an even easier six-footer for birdie, Tseng and Lewis were tied into the ninth hole of the Kraft Nabisco Championship Sunday at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

But on the par-five ninth hole it was Lewis who made the tougher birdie putt, a slider from about 15 feet out while Tseng watched. Then Tseng pushed her five-foot birdie attempt just off the right edge of the hole so now Lewis, who has never won an LPGA tournament is a shot ahead of Tseng, the world No. 1 who is aiming for her fourth major, heading to the final nine. Lewis is 13-under, Tseng a shot back.

Morgan Pressel, the 2007 winner who triple-bogeyed the sixth hole, recovered enough to post birdies on seventh, ninth and 10th holes to get back to 10-under and three behind the two leaders.


Kraft Nabisco Championship leaderboard

Yani Tseng leads Kraft Nabisco Championship after three rounds

-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Stacy Lewis reacts after making a birdie putt at No. 2 on Sunday during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press