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Shanshan Feng hangs on to U.S. Women’s Open lead after birdie on final hole

Shanshan Feng held on to the lead at the U.S. Women’s Open after birdying on the final hole on Saturday.

She rolled in a short putt on the final hole to take a one-shot lead after three rounds at the U.S. Women’s Open. Feng also led after both the first and second rounds.

Hye-Jin Choi and Amy Yang were tied for second place after Saturday’s action. South Koreans held the No. 2-7 spots, with the top American, Cristie Kerr, standing in eighth place—five shots behind Feng.

“Coming to this week, I didn’t have any expectation at all,” said Feng, who is seeking her second major title on Sunday. “I just, I wanted to bring out my A game. And then I think I did really well for the first three days, and then I’m going to stick to my game plan. I just focus on my own game and let’s see what happens.”

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Sung Hyun Park, the top rookie on the LPGA Tour, was 6 under after a 67. Top-ranked So Yeon Ryu (71), Mirim Lee (67) and Jeongeun6 Lee (73) were 5 under.

Kerr had three birdies and bogey in the first six holes and then parred out the rest of the way.

“I feel pretty good,” Kerr said. “I’m going out there doing my thing, and I’m trying to be in a good mental space where I’m not putting pressure on myself.”

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