August 28, 2009

Nordqvist Grabs Slim Lead

Anna Norqvist's three-under 69 was good enough to move her to the top of the leader board with a one-stroke lead. Michelle Wie is five shots back

Nordqvist has one win on her resume. Earlier in her 2009 rookie season, she won the LPGA Championship.

Nordqvist has one win on her resume. Earlier in her 2009 rookie season, she won the LPGA Championship.

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) -- Rookie Anna Nordqvist's 3-under 69 moved her into a 1-shot lead over Seon Hwa Lee and Ai Miyazato going into the final round of the Safeway Classic.

Nordqvist, who won the LPGA Championship earlier this year, was at 10-under 134 after the first two rounds at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

Miyazato had three straight birdies on Nos. 8-10, all par-5 holes, to edge up the leaderboard with a 68 on Saturday.

Lee sank a birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole and wound up with a 70.