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Yang leads Lewis by 3 strokes after 3 rounds at US Women's Open; Wie, Inbee Park giving chase

  • Shiho Oyama tees off on the second hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Shiho Oyama tees off on the second hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michelle Wie hits off the ninth tee during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Michelle Wie hits off the ninth tee during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • In Gee Chun hits out of a bunker on the 16th fairway during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    In Gee Chun hits out of a bunker on the 16th fairway during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Amy Yang shot a 1-under 69 and maintained a three-shot lead over Stacy Lewis through three rounds of the U.S. Women's Open.

Paired together in Saturday's final grouping, Yang answered every time Lewis tried to trim her three-shot deficit.

Yang, who shared the lead after 54 holes last year, opened a four-stroke lead at the 13th before Lewis capitalized on a two-stroke swing at the 14th, closing within two. But Lewis had a three-putt bogey at the 17th en route to a 69, giving Yang a three-stroke advantage heading into the final round. Yang, at 8-under 202, and Lewis, at 5-under 205, will be paired again Sunday.

In Gee Chun, playing in her first U.S. Open, shot a 2-under 68. The 20-year-old South Korean is alone in third place at 4-under 206. Japan's Shiho Oyama is fourth at 3 under after a 71.

Defending champion Michelle Wie played through hip and ankle pain, firing a 68. She is in a four-way tie for fifth at 2-under 208, along with two-time winner Inbee Park (70).

South Korea's Chella Choi shot the first nine-hole score of 29 for the championship. But the 24-year-old missed a three-foot putt on her final hole that would have tied the championship's single-round scoring record. She settled for a 6-under 64, shooting up the leaderboard into the pack at 2 under.