SUSONO, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Teenage sensation Ai Miyazato picked up five strokes in the last eight holes Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final day after shooting a third-round 67 at the Stanley Ladies tournament.
Miyazato survived a bumpy round in which she drained three birdies against as many bogeys through 10 holes, before charging up the leaderboard with an eagle and three birdies that moved her to 9-under-par 135 at Tomei Country Club.
In Sunday’s final round, the 19-year-old will play alongside Japanese No. 1 Yuri Fudo, who is one stroke off the pace after a round of 69.
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