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Thailand's Pornanong shoots 65 to take 3-stroke lead into final round of LPGA Malaysia

  • Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand hits a shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand hits a shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand hits a shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand hits a shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

  • So Yeon Ryu of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    So Yeon Ryu of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)  (The Associated Press)

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum made six birdies on the front nine on her way to a 6-under 65 Saturday that gave her a three-shot lead after the third round of the LPGA Malaysia tournament.

Pornanong moved to 14-under 199 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, ahead of Japan's Ayako Uehara, who had three consecutive birdies from the 12th hole in a round of 69.

Four players were tied for third a stroke further back, including second-round leader So Hyeon Ryu, who had double bogeys at both the 17th and 18th to give up her lead.

Her South Korean compatriot Chella Choi was also at 10 under after a 68, along with China's Shanshan Feng (69) and New Zealand's Lydia Ko (70).