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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum birdied seven of the first 10 holes Saturday and finished with a 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia.

Phatlum, winless on the LPGA Tour, had a 14-under 199 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Japan’s Ayako Uehara was second after a 69.

South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu, the second-round leader, had double bogeys on Nos. 17 and 18 for a 72 to drop into a tie for third at 10 under with compatriot Chella Choi (68), China’s Shanshan Feng (69) and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (70).

The 17-year-old Ko can take over the No. 1 ranking from Stacy Lewis if she wins and Lewis ties for 12th or worse. Lewis, the first-round leader after a 65, had a 72 to fall into a tie for 20th at 5 under. She had a double bogey at the par-3 seventh, where she also dropped a shot in the second round.

SAS CHAMPIONSHIP

CARY, N.C. — Kirk Triplett holed out from 143 yards for eagle on the par-4 18th hole to take a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour’s SAS Championship.

Triplett, the ACE Group Classic winner in February for his third victory on the 50-and-over tour, finished with a bogey-free 9-under 63 to reach 11-under 133 at Prestonwood.

Paul Goydos and Tom Lehman were tied for second. Goydos, the Hawaii Championship winner last month for his first senior title, had a 67. Lehman shot 68.

First-round leader Guy Boros was tied for fourth at 11 under, following a 66 with a 70. Fred Funk also was 11 under after a 64.Boros faltered with bogeys on 14 and 15, while Funk birdied five of the last eight holes. Boros is making his second tour start after turning 50 last month.

PORTUGAL MASTERS

VILAMOURA, Portugal — France’s Alexander Levy had a three-stroke lead in the Portugal Masters after the completion of the second round in the event cut to 54 holes because of rain.

Levy shot a 10-under 61 on Friday, while most of the players finished the second round Saturday. He had an 18-under 124 total at Oceanico Victoria.

Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts was second after a 67. He opened with a 60.

 

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