Originally created 05/16/04

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Franklin American Mortgage

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Mexico's Lorena Ochoa shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead through three rounds of the inaugural Franklin American Mortgage Championship.

Ochoa shared a one-stroke lead with Pat Hurst heading into Saturday, and took a big step toward her first victory with a seven-birdie, two-bogey round.

The 2003 rookie of the year who has 13 top-10 finishes in her short career, is at 12-under 204. Mi Hyun Kim tied the course record with an 8-under 64 to move into second at 11 under.

Asian Open

SHANGHAI, China -- England's Simon Dyson matched his course record with a 6-under 66 to push his Asian Open lead to six shots, and Greg Norman was disqualified for the second time this year.

Norman sent his tee shot into the water on the 17th hole in the third round. The Australian then hit a ball from beside the water when he should have either returned to the tee or gone to the drop zone 60-70 yards behind him as required by the rules.

In March, Norman disqualified himself at the Honda Classic in Florida after incorrectly playing a tee shot on the 13th hole.

Dyson had a 15-under 201 total.


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