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Lincicome among lead trio

MOBILE, Ala. — Brittany "Bam Bam" Lincicome expects long drives and low scores from the jammed leaderboard in the final round of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.

In other words, more of the same.

Suzann Pettersen shot 7-under 65 Saturday for a share of the lead with Lincicome, of Seminole, and Se Ri Pak. Pettersen followed two birdies with an eagle on the par-5 sixth and joined Lincicome (67) and second-round leader Pak (68) at 13-under 203 on the Crossings Course at Magnolia Grove.

Six players were within two shots of the lead.

"With all those names at the top of the leaderboard, nobody's going to back down," said Lincicome, 24, the long hitter nicknamed "Bam Bam".

"Nobody's going to shoot a high number. A lot of the long hitters are at the top. Sixty-five would be nice (today)."

It was enough for Pettersen to make a big move. She lost by a stroke to Yani Tseng in the Kraft Nabisco Championship and has gone 35 holes without a bogey.

There will be a two-tee morning start because bad weather is forecast for the afternoon.

Na Yeon Choi (66), Jee Young Lee (66) and Azahara Munoz (67) were 11 under. Michelle Wie (76) dropped to 5 over, last among 73 players to make the cut.

PGA: Brett Wetterich birdied his final three holes for 4-under 68, and Jimmy Walker and James Nitties shot 67 to join Matt Jones atop the field at 7-under 137 after two rounds at the rain-delayed Texas Open in San Antonio. Officials will try to get in the final 36 holes today. Tim Petrovic (68) of Dade City was a stroke back, along with Garth Mulroy (67), Charley Hoffman (70), James Driscoll (68), J.B. Holmes (70) and Pat Perez (66).

CHAMPIONS: Dan Forsman had two eagles on his way to a tournament-record 10-under 62, leaving him a stroke behind leader Bobby Clampett after two rounds of the Regions Charity Classic in Hoover, Ala. "I knew on the back nine that I was having a special round," Forsman said after erasing the mark of 63, done seven times. Clampett, 50, a TV analyst, shot 64 to finish at 15-under 129, the best 36-hole score in the history of the event, on the Ross Bridge course.

EUROPEAN: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano three-putted the last hole to slip into a tie for the lead with Pelle Edberg at 4-under 206 after three rounds of the Mallorca Open in Son Servera, Spain

Lincicome among lead trio 05/15/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 15, 2010 8:52pm]
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