Fudo takes one-shot Fundokin lead

ASAKURA, Fukuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Overnight co-leader Yuri Fudo shot a bogey-free 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Fundokin Ladies.

Fudo, a six-time money leader on the tour, made birdies on the sixth, ninth and 15th holes to reach 6-under 138 at Fukuoka Century Golf Club.

The 33-year-old has not won since she claimed her 46th career title at the Fujitsu Ladies in October 2008.

First-round co-leaders Sakura Yokomine and Shin Hyun Ju carded 70s to share second with South Korean Esther Lee, who had an eagle, five birdies and a bogey in the day’s low round of 66.