Rancho Mirage, CA – Karin Sjodin battled the wind on Saturday to fire a four-under 68, which allowed her to join Yani Tseng in the lead after three rounds of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
The co-leaders sit at nine-under-par 207 and couldn't be much different, career-wise.
Sjodin, 28, has never won on the LPGA Tour and missed the cut last week at the Kia Classic. She also missed the cut the first three times she played this tournament.
Tseng, 23, is the world's No. 1 player and a dominant presence on tour. She has recorded 15 LPGA victories, including five major wins -- one of which was the 2010 Kraft Nabisco title. She has won back-to-back tournaments, and three times in five starts overall this season.
But she struggled with her putter on the back nine Saturday and carded a one- under 71.
Now, she and Sjodin will head into Sunday equal on the leaderboard, both in good position to claim the victory at the season's first major. They are two strokes ahead of Haeji Kang (72).
World No. 2 Na Yeon Choi (71), Sun Young Yoo (72), Hee Kyung Seo (69), Eun-Hee Ji (70) and I.K. Kim (70) share fourth place at six-under 210.
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