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Patient Tseng closes in on fourth major

Travelers Championship

At Cromwell, Conn.

Third round

Fredrik Jacobson 65-66-63— 194 -16

Bryce Molder 65-66-64— 195 -15

James Driscoll 69-64-64— 197 -13

Ryan Moore 64-70-64— 198 -12

John Rollins 65-68-65— 198 -12

Blake Adams 66-66-66— 198 -12

Andres Romero 64-67-67— 198 -12

Webb Simpson 66-65-67— 198 -12

Nick Watney 65-65-68— 198 -12

John Merrick 67-66-66— 199 -11

Kevin Streelman 66-70-63— 199 -11

Brendan Steele 68-64-67— 199 -11

D.J. Trahan 69-62-68— 199 -11

a-Patrick Cantlay 67-60-72— 199 -11

Johnson Wagner 65-63-71— 199 -11

J.J. Henry 68-67-65— 200 -10

Hunter Mahan 71-63-66— 200 -10

Aaron Baddeley 67-67-66— 200 -10

Tommy Gainey 66-69-65— 200 -10

Colt Knost 67-68-65— 200 -10

Brandt Snedeker 70-63-67— 200 -10

David Mathis 67-65-68— 200 -10

Michael Thompson 67-65-68— 200 -10

Brian Davis 65-67-68— 200 -10

Bo Van Pelt 66-65-69— 200 -10

Alexandre Rocha 65-66-69— 200 -10

Vaughn Taylor 65-66-69— 200 -10

201 Spencer Levin, 67-68-66; Martin Laird, 68-67-66; Brandt Jobe, 65-69-67; Paul Stankowski, 67-68-66; Sean O'Hair, 66-67-68; Ricky Barnes, 68-65-68; Tom Gillis, 66-69-66; Heath Slocum, 70-63-68; Carl Pettersson, 68-68-65; 202 Jerry Kelly, 69-66-67; Chris Couch, 65-69-68; Chris Stroud, 66-69-67; Charley Hoffman, 67-67-68; Tag Ridings, 65-68-69; Chris DiMarco, 66-66-70; Ian Poulter, 68-68-66; 203 Fran Quinn, 71-63-69; Joe Durant, 67-68-68; D.J. Brigman, 68-67-68; Zach Johnson, 65-68-70; Aron Price, 69-66-68; Morgan Hoffmann, 68-67-68; David Hearn, 66-67-70; Tim Petrovic, 66-69-68; 204 David Toms, 69-66-69; Bubba Watson, 66-69-69; Michael Putnam, 65-70-69; Bud Cauley, 68-67-69; Vijay Singh, 67-68-69; Joseph Bramlett, 68-67-69; Jhonattan Vegas, 69-67-68; Keegan Bradley, 71-65-68; Briny Baird, 70-66-68; 205 Scott Verplank, 67-69-69; Ben Crane, 66-70-69; Shane Bertsch, 67-63-75; 206 J.B. Holmes, 68-67-71; Michael Bradley, 65-69-72; Carl Paulson, 69-66-71; Dean Wilson, 68-68-70; Steve Flesch, 68-68-70; Nate Smith, 71-65-70; 207 John Daly, 69-67-71; Padraig Harrington, 69-67-71; Lee Janzen, 66-67-75; Daniel Summerhays, 69-67-75; Zack Miller, 70-66-76.

Wegman's LPGA Championship

At Pittsford, N.Y.

Third round

Yani Tseng 66-70-67— 203 -13

Cindy LaCrosse 70-69-69— 208 -8

Morgan Pressel 69-69-70— 208 -8

Hee Young Park 69-69-72— 210 -6

Cristie Kerr 72-72-67— 211 -5

Meena Lee 68-73-70— 211 -5

Stacy Lewis 69-72-70— 211 -5

Paula Creamer 67-72-72— 211 -5

Mika Miyazato 72-72-68— 212 -4

Katie Futcher 75-68-69— 212 -4

I.K. Kim 73-70-69— 212 -4

Maria Hjorth 71-71-70— 212 -4

Azahara Munoz 70-71-71— 212 -4

Momoko Ueda 72-69-71— 212 -4

Pat Hurst 70-67-75— 212 -4

208 Cindy LaCrosse, 70-69-69; Morgan Pressel, 69-69-70; 210 Hee Young Park, 69-69-72; 211 Cristie Kerr, 72-72-67; Meena Lee, 68-73-70; Stacy Lewis, 69-72-70; Paula Creamer, 67-72-72; 212 Mika Miyazato, 72-72-68; Katie Futcher, 75-68-69; I.K. Kim, 73-70-69; Maria Hjorth, 71-71-70; Azahara Munoz, 70-71-71; Momoko Ueda, 72-69-71; Pat Hurst, 70-67-75; 213 Suzann Pettersen, 72-72-69; Candie Kung, 71-71-71; Inbee Park, 73-69-71; Tiffany Joh, 71-70-72; Amy Yang, 70-69-74; 214 Pornanong Phatlum, 71-72-71; Karrie Webb, 74-69-71; Katherine Hull, 70-72-72; Jimin Kang, 71-70-73; Angela Stanford, 68-72-74; 215 Jeehae Lee, 74-72-69; Paige Mackenzie, 72-73-70; Yoo Kyeong Kim, 72-72-71; Hee Kyung Seo, 71-73-71; Amy Hung, 69-73-73; Karin Sjodin, 72-70-73; Heather Bowie Young, 72-70-73; Stacy Prammanasudh, 68-73-74; Reilley Rankin, 73-68-74; Minea Blomqvist, 69-69-77; 216 Laura Davies, 75-71-70; Natalie Gulbis, 71-73-72; a-Danielle Kang, 74-70-72; Jennifer Song, 72-72-72; Michele Redman, 73-70-73; 217 Haeji Kang, 74-72-71; Brittany Lincicome, 74-72-71; Jennifer Johnson, 69-76-72; Sun Young Yoo, 73-72-72; Juli Inkster, 74-70-73; Na Yeon Choi, 73-70-74; Hee-Won Han, 71-72-74; Anna Nordqvist, 73-70-74; Catriona Matthew, 73-69-75; 218 Se Ri Pak, 78-68-72; Lorie Kane, 73-72-73; Beatriz Recari, 71-74-73; Mi Hyun Kim, 75-67-76; 219 Julieta Granada, 73-73-73; Eun-Hee Ji, 70-76-73; Grace Park, 73-73-73; Jiyai Shin, 75-71-73; Sarah Kemp, 74-71-74; Mindy Kim, 70-75-74; Dewi Claire Schreefel, 73-72-74; Leta Lindley, 72-72-75; Michelle Wie, 72-72-75; 220 Kristy McPherson, 72-74-74; Taylor Leon, 75-70-75; Sarah Jane Smith, 73-72-75; 221 Kyeong Bae, 72-74-75; Sophie Gustafson, 73-72-76; M.J. Hur, 70-75-76; Ryann O'Toole, 69-76-76; Silvia Cavalleri, 75-69-77; Jennie Lee, 72-71-78; Jenny Shin, 72-70-79; Shanshan Feng, 75-66-80; 222 Sherri Steinhauer, 73-73-76; Christel Boeljon, 73-72-77; 224 Becky Morgan, 75-71-78; Karen Stupples, 72-74-78; 225 Diana D'Alessio, 68-77-80.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Yani Tseng made the mistake of grabbing the trophy before the end of a major tournament once already this year — and lost.

With a five-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Championship on Saturday, the top-ranked Tseng doesn't intend to make the same mistake again.

"When I see a trophy, I just figure I want to grab it," Tseng said, recalling the episode at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April. That's when she grabbed the trophy as she stepped to the first tee upon opening the final round, then proceeded to squander a two-shot lead in finishing second to Stacy Lewis.

"It just did not work out at Kraft, so I better not touch it this time," Tseng said, smiling. "That's how I learn."

The way she's playing, Tseng has reason to be patient in a bid to win her fourth career major and eighth tournament. She pulled away from the field with 5-under 67 that has her at 13-under 203 at Locust Hill Country Club outside Rochester.

Morgan Pressel (70) and Tampa resident Cindy LaCrosse (69) were tied for second, and Hee Young Park (72) was seven shots behind Tseng. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome (71) is tied for 41st at 1 over.

Tseng, who turned 22 in January, is a round away from becoming the youngest to win four major tournaments. Tiger Woods and Se Ri Pak were 24 when they won their fourth.

"That sounds pretty good. I'm working on that," Tseng said. "(Today), I'm just going to go there and smile all day and then play smart."

PGA: Fredrik Jacobson sank a 31-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to finish with 7-under 63 at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., taking a one-shot lead at 16-under 194 after his third consecutive bogey-free round. The shot on 18 came after Bryce Molder tied for the lead with a 38-foot birdie on No.  17. Molder finished at 15 under.

CHAMPIONS: Mark Wiebe shot 4-under 68 in the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y., taking a two-shot lead over Palm Harbor resident John Huston in a bid for his second straight tour victory. Wiebe was at 11-under 133 at En-Joie Golf Club two weeks after winning at Rock Barn.

Patient Tseng closes in on fourth major 06/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 25, 2011 10:44pm]

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