Stacy Lewis leads friend by two shots in Alabama




MOBILE, Ala. — Stacy Lewis birdied five of the last seven holes for her second consecutive 5-under-par 67 and a two-stroke lead over friend Brittany Lincicome on Saturday after the third round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

Lewis, the Kraft Nabisco Championship winner last year, is at 14-under 202 total.

The long-hitting Lincicome, a two-time winner last season, also shot 67.

“It’s going to be very exciting,” Lincicome said. “It’s fun to play with a friend because it kind of relaxes you a little. So going into it, we’ll still be chit-chatting like we always do and just play as if it were just a practice round on Tuesday and not hopefully be overly stressed ... and just go out there and have a good time.”

Karine Icher was third at 11-under after 68.

Sun Young Yoo, the Kraft Nabisco winner this month, and Lindsey Wright shot 69 to reach 10-under.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Seoul, South Korea, Bernd Wiesberger, of Austria, shot a second consecutive 7-under-par 65 to open a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ballantine’s Championship.

He equaled the Blackstone Golf Club course record he had set the previous day to reach 14-under 202.

Marcus Fraser, of Australia, was in second after a third-round 69, with England’s Oliver Fisher (67) and Chile’s Felipe Aguilar (68) one shot back in a tie for third.

The 26-year-old Wiesberger led by one shot after the second round.


NATIONWIDE TOUR: In Valdosta, Ga., Woody Austin has suddenly caught fire.

The 48-year-old Austin, who opened with 2-over-par 74 in the South Georgia Classic, followed that with rounds of 66-64 and is tied for the lead with Luke List, who had 69.

“Those are the two lowest rounds I’ve shot in probably five years and I shot them back to back,” Austin said.

Austin will be playing in the final pairing today with List, the tour’s longest driver, at the longest course on the schedule. Kinderlou Forest Golf Club measures 7,781 yards.



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