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Stacy Lewis takes lead

23rd September 2012, 05:22pm

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Stacey Lewis: Opened up a two-stroke lead over the field

Stacey Lewis: Opened up a two-stroke lead over the field

Stacy Lewis claimed a two-stroke lead in the Navistar Classic at Prattville in Alabama as second round leader Lexi Thompson fell five shots behind.

Lewis' seven under par round of 65 put her on course for a third win of the season as she moved to 15 under par on the Senator course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Capitol Hill complex.

Lewis, who birdied four of the first five holes in a round which included no dropped shots, said: "I think going into today I knew I needed to make birdies just the way the scores had been all day, and you don't know if you're ever going to start off like that."

Thompson had been the LPGA Tour's youngest winner when she won the title last season aged 16 but her defence faltered as a 74 dropped her into a tie for sixth on 10 under.

A defiant Thompson said: "I'm definitely not out of it. I shot 63 the first day, so if I have a round like that, I can be in contention."

Angela Stanford lies second on 13 under after shooting a 68, one stroke ahead of Lizette Salas who shot 70.

Haeji Kang and Mi Jung Hur follow at 11 under after Kang shot a 67 and Hur a 72.

Sarah Jane Smith and Hee Young Park share sixth with Thompson on 10 under after shooting 68 and 72 respectively.

Collated third round scores & totals in the LPGA Tour Navistar LPGA Classic, RTJ Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, Senator Course, Prattville, Alabama, United States of America

(USA unless stated, par 72):

201 Stacy Lewis 66 70 65

203 Angela Stanford 67 68 68

204 Lizette Salas 65 69 70

205 Haeji Kang (Kor) 70 68 67, Mi Jung Hur (Kor) 68 65 72

206 Lexi Thompson 63 69 74, Sarah-jane Smith (Aus) 69 69 68, Hee Young Park (Kor) 65 69 72

207 Vicky Hurst 68 69 70, So yeon Ryu (Kor) 69 69 69, Sydnee Michaels 67 68 72, Beatriz Recari (Spa) 70 71 66, Dori Carter 67 67 73, Jennifer Johnson 71 65 71, Nicole Castrale 69 68 70

208 Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 69 68 71, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 71 70 67, Natalie Gulbis 68 68 72, Meena Lee (Kor) 70 67 71, Mina Harigae 69 72 67

209 Mindy Kim (Kor) 68 65 76, Gerina Piller 68 67 74, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 68 72 69, Alena Sharp (Can) 67 69 73, Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 70 68 71, Amy Yang (Kor) 69 71 69, Karin Sjodin (Swe) 70 67 72

210 Jennifer Song 75 67 68, Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 73 69 68, Irene Cho 70 71 69, Brittany Lincicome 72 70 68, Candie Kung (Tai) 69 73 68

211 Azahara Munoz (Spa) 72 66 73, Lorie Kane (Can) 67 68 76, Wendy Ward 66 73 72, Sandra Gal (Ger) 68 71 72, Kris Tamulis 72 70 69, Belen Mozo (Spa) 70 68 73, Yani Tseng (Tai) 71 70 70, Paige Mackenzie 70 68 73, Moira Dunn 71 70 70, Alison Walshe 69 68 74

212 Stephanie Louden 70 70 72, Karlin Beck 67 76 69, Laura Diaz 71 72 69, Hee-Won Han (Kor) 71 69 72, Dewi Claire Schreefel 71 69 72

213 Karen Stupples (Eng) 66 74 73, Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 71 71 71, Karine Icher (Fra) 72 71 70, Heather Bowie Young 71 68 74, Jenny Shin 70 72 71, Amy Hung (Tai) 73 70 70, Jennie Lee 70 70 73, Katy Harris (Can) 69 73 71

214 Katherine Hull (Aus) 70 72 72

215 Mariajo Uribe (Col) 71 70 74, Il-hee Lee (Kor) 71 71 73, Brittany Lang 71 72 72

216 Angela Oh 74 69 73, Sandra Changkija 68 74 74, Christina Kim 72 71 73, Mi hyang Lee (Kor) 66 76 74, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 70 70 76, Taylor Coutu 70 73 73

217 Samantha Richdale 71 72 74, Lisa Ferrero (Mex) 73 70 74

218 Tiffany Joh 71 72 75

221 Katie Futcher 71 72 78

222 Amanda Blumenherst 66 74 82

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