Futcher, Shin, Stanford stay atop HSBC leaderboard

Katie Futcher, Angela Stanford and Jenny Shin all under 71 on Saturday to remain in the lead after three rounds of the HSBC Women's Champions.

The second-round co-leaders sit at nine-under-par 207, but their tie was preserved only after they played the 18th hole.

Futcher had been leading at 10-under, and played most of the back nine with Stanford one shot behind and Shin two back. However, Futcher bogeyed the final hole and Shin sank her birdie effort. Stanford made par, and the three went into the clubhouse at minus-nine.

They hold a two-shot edge over Shanshan Feng, who posted a 69 to reach seven- under 209.

World No. 1 Yani Tseng made the biggest move Saturday, carding a five-under 67 to move into a tie for fifth at six-under 210. She was joined there by second- ranked Na Yeon Choi (71) and world No. 7 Jiyai Shin (70).

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