NISHIGO, Fukushima Pref. (Kyodo) Mitsuko Kawasaki surprised herself by shooting a 7-under-par 65 in a rain-hit round Saturday to take a two-stroke advantage to the final round of the Resort Trust Ladies.

Kawasaki, whose only Japan LPGA victory came at the Belluna Ladies Cup last July, put together seven birdies at Grandee Nasu Shirakawa Gold Club en route to an 11-under total of 133.

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