Jang leads by three shots; Wie 15 back

Su-Yeon Jang watches her shot from Ko Olina Golf Club’s first tee during the third round of the Lotte Championship on Friday. -- AP photo

KAPOLEI, Oahu (AP) — Su-Yeon Jang took the Lotte Championship lead in the completion of the second round Friday morning and opened a three-stroke cushion in the afternoon with a 7-under-par 65 in the third round.
The 22-year-old, playing on a sponsor’s invitation, had a 17-under 199 total at Ko Olina Golf Club. She completed her second straight 67 in the morning, and doesn’t have a bogey this week.
Michelle Wie of Honolulu, who finished her second round Thursday and learned Friday she made the cut on the number, had a third-round 71 for a 214 total.
Cristie Kerr had a 62 to tie Lizette Salas’ tournament record and was tied for second with Alena Sharp (66). Kerr played the back nine in 29, with birdies on seven of her last eight holes.
In Gee Chun was 12 under after a 65.
Ariya Jutanugarn (70) was another shot back, and So Yeon Ryu was at 206 after shooting 69.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko, looking for her first win since July, was one of three players tied for seventh at 9 under after a 65.
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Today
12:30 a.m.–Ladies European Tour Lalla Meryem Cup, GOLF
3:30 a.m.–European Tour Trophee Hassan II, GOLF
7 a.m.–PGA RBC Heritage, GOLF
9 a.m.–PGA RBC Heritage, CBS
9 a.m.–Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Classic, GOLF
1 p.m.–LPGA Lotte Championship, GOLF
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Friday’s Third-Round Leaders
At Kapolei, Oahu
Su-Yeon Jang 67-67-65–199 -17
Cristie Kerr 71-69-62–202 -14
Alena Sharp 67-69-66–202 -14
In Gee Chun 70-69-65–204 -12
Ariya Jutanugarn 69-66-70–205 -11
So Yeon Ryu 68-69-69–206 -10
Lydia Ko 73-69-65–207 -9
Carlota Ciganda 71-69-67–207 -9
Cydney Clanton 69-69-69–207 -9
Brittany Lang 75-67-66–208 -8
Hae Rym Kim 70-71-67–208 -8
Nontaya Srisawang 70-67-71–208 -8
Stacy Lewis 68-68-72–208 -8
Becky Morgan 68-68-72–208 -8
Jenny Shin 71-71-67–209 -7
Minjee Lee 73-68-68–209 -7
Danielle Kang 69-71-69–209 -7
Lizette Salas 67-73-69–209 -7
B. Henderson 70-69-70–209 -7
Eun-Hee Ji 67-72-70–209 -7
Inbee Park 69-68-72–209 -7
Mi Hyang Lee 66-70-73–209 -7
Jennifer Song 71-70-69–210 -6
Mo Martin 70-71-69–210 -6
Bronte Law 69-69-72–210 -6
Katherine Kirk 68-70-72–210 -6
Brittany Altomare 71-66-73–210 -6
In-Kyung Kim 71-64-75–210 -6
Also
Michelle Wie 71-72-71–214 -2