Yokomine takes one-stroke lead

RIFU, Miyagi Pref. (Kyodo) Sakura Yokomine put herself in position to claim an elusive first victory of the year Saturday, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies.

Yokomine, who has had four seconds and 14 top-10 finishes in a winless Japan LPGA season, birdied two of the final three holes to vault into top spot on 5-under 139 at Rifu Golf Club.