Pettersen surges five clear

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Suzann Pettersen has whipped the wind and taken a commanding lead at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

Norway’a Suzann Pettersen defied a wicked wind, maintained her consistently good form and surged into a commanding five-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Alberta.
The Norwegian started the day in a tie for first with Song-Hee Kim, but her five-under-par 66 and a destructive six-over-par 77 by the South Korean saw Kim fall away and Pettersen charge away from the field.
Pettersen had one bogey, but six birdies, despite the gusty conditions, more than nullified it as second placed Angela Stanford will verify.
“It seems like the harder conditions, the more creative I get with my shots,” Pettersen told the media afterwards.
“It seems to help me take control of the ball flight, and I keep rolling the putts in.
“So you have got to take the chances when you have them.”
Pettersen dismissed the notion she would take a conservative approach with such a healthy advantage in Sunday’s final round.
“That’s not really my personality, to be honest,” she added.
“I have a number in my head.
“I’m not there yet, so I have got to make some birdies tomorrow to get there, and we’ll see what that brings me.”
Stanford began the day in a tie for fifth but rose to second after a two-under-par 69 with Karrie Webb one place back following a three-under-par 68 and Lorena Ochoa and In-Kyung Kim in a tie for fourth.
Great Britain’s Catriona Matthew, third after the second round, could only muster a four-over-par 75 to drop to a tie for 12th.
ALL THE THIRD ROUND SCORES
(USA unless stated, par 71):

199 Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 65 68 66
204 Angela Stanford 70 65 69
205 Karrie Webb (Aus) 69 68 68
206 In-Kyung Kim (Kor) 69 68 69, Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 66 68 72
207 Yani Tseng (Tai) 69 67 71, Ai Miyazato (Jpn) 69 69 69, Sophie Gustafson (Swe) 69 68 70, Kristy McPherson 71 67 69
208 Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 69 66 73, Morgan Pressel 71 71 66
209 Vicky Hurst 71 71 67, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 68 71 70, Rachel Hetherington (Aus) 70 72 67, Juli Inkster 69 72 68, Catriona Matthew (Sco) 68 66 75, Momoko Ueda (Jpn) 67 72 70, Cristie Kerr 72 69 68, M.J. Hur (Kor) 68 67 74, Anna Rawson (Aus) 64 73 72
210 Carin Koch (Swe) 68 74 68, Song-Hee Kim (Kor) 71 62 77
211 Amy Yang 70 70 71, In-Bee Park (Kor) 68 74 69, Michele Redman 70 71 70, Janice Moodie (Sco) 71 65 75
212 Maria Hjorth (Swe) 73 69 70, Sarah-jane Smith (Aus) 68 73 71, Katie Futcher 68 71 73
213 Stacy Prammanasudh 68 71 74, Chella Choi (Kor) 68 71 74, Heather Bowie young 69 72 72, Brittany Lincicome 71 72 70, Sandra Gal (Ger) 71 69 73, Christina Kim 75 66 72
214 Lindsey Wright (Aus) 71 71 72, Joo Mi Kim (Kor) 67 73 74, Meena Lee (Kor) 70 73 71, Paula Creamer 69 71 74, Jiyai Shin (Kor) 72 65 77, Se Ri Pak (Kor) 70 73 71, Meaghan Francella 73 69 72, Moira Dunn 72 71 71, Kris Tschetter 71 70 73, Stacy Lewis 68 72 74
215 Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 73 69 73, Karen Stupples (Eng) 68 73 74, Il Mi Chung (Kor) 67 73 75, Louise Stahle (Swe) 67 76 72, Leta Lindley 69 73 73, Paige Mackenzie 68 73 74, Hwa seon Lee (Kor) 69 72 74, Danielle Downey 74 67 74, Hee Young Park (Kor) 68 72 75
216 Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 74 67 75, Maria Hernandez (Spa) 70 71 75, Kyeong Bae (Kor) 70 73 73, Karine Icher (Fra) 74 67 75
217 Helen Alfredsson (Swe) 72 71 74, Jane Park 70 72 75, Natalie Gulbis 72 70 75, Soo-Yun Kang (Kor) 74 68 75, Erica Blasberg 70 72 75, Allison Fouch 72 69 76, Amanda Blumenherst 66 75 76, Marcy Hart 72 70 75
218 Jill McGill 73 68 77, Pat Hurst 73 68 77, Ashli Bunch 72 70 76, Hye Jung Choi (Kor) 72 68 78
219 Hannah Jun 71 72 76, Shi Hyun Ahn (Kor) 75 67 77
220 Jin young Pak (Kor) 75 68 77, Eunjung Yi (Kor) 71 70 79

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