Sorenstam leads in LPGA Championship

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Annika Sorenstam blew away the field in the LPGA Championship on Saturday with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s to take a five-shot lead.

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Annika Sorenstam blew away the field in the LPGA Championship on Saturday with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s to take a five-shot lead into the final round. Sorenstam sits at 12-under following a three-under par third round 69, and the Swede will be paired with Young Kim, who shot a four-under par 68 on the day, on Sunday. Michelle Wie, at 15 years of age, first ever amateur to play in the LPGA Championship, is tied for third place. Likely successor Michelle Wie may turn out to be Sorenstam's successor at the head of ladies gold. Sorenstam has only blown a five-shot lead once in her career, at the 2001 State Farm Classic, and that was at a time when she was not nearly as dominant. The Swede has won her last six tournaments when taking a lead into the final round and she will be confident of becoming the first player to win the same LPGA major championship in three consecutive years. If Sorenstam does hold on to win, she would complete the second leg of the Grand Slam, with the US Women's Open only two weeks away at Cherry Hills. (AP)

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