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Japan’s Miyazato leads Evian Masters

Japan’s Ai Miyazato had a bogey-free third round of 67 here Saturday to take the lead and raise her hopes of repeating her 2009 victory in the Evian Masters.Japanese Ai Miyazato hits a drive during the Evian Masters Golf Tournament in Evian-les-Bains, French Alps. Miyazato had a bogey-free third round of 67 here Saturday to take the lead and raise her hopes of repeating her 2009 victory in the Evian Masters.

On a day that started dull and wet, the sun was shining by the time leaders set out and Miyazato took advantage of the ideal conditions with a glorious round of five birdies for a 13 under par total that pushed her two shots ahead of a packed field.

Four players shared second place – Americans Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford, South Koreas Hong Ran and the halfway leader, Japans Miki Saiki.Miyazato admits she struggled during the early part of the season in the wake of her countrys earthquake disaster.

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Japan’s Miyazato leads Evian Masters by 1 stroke

Mika Miyazato of Japan shot a 5-under 67 for the second-round lead at the Evian Masters on Friday.

Michelle Wie started the day tied for sixth at 4 under, but slipped down the leaderboard at 1 over after a sluggish round (77) that included a quintuple bogey on the 10th hole.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato of Japan managed a 72 to stay 3 under overall and six shots off the lead.

Miyazato was 9 under and had a one-stroke lead over Gwladys Nocera of France. Miyazato had six birdies. Nocera had an eagle and five birdies in her round.

The 20-year-old Miyazato played through two weather delays, a shorter one in the morning and a longer break midway through the afternoon.

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