Green starts fast for 64 to take LPGA lead

The Canadian Press

THE COLONY, Texas — Jaye Marie Green opened with eight birdies in 10 holes and made two big putts late for a 7-under 64 that gave her a one-shot lead Saturday going into the final round at the Volunteers of America Classic.

The final full field of the LPGA Tour season presents a big chance for Green and the three women right behind her, all looking for their first LPGA victory.

Green made a long par putt from just off the 16th green, followed with an 18-foot birdie on the 17th hole and reached 14-under 199. Knight, a rookie who grew up in Texas, birdied the last hole at Old American Golf Club for a 67 to get into the last group.

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Katherine Perry (66) and Brittany Altomare (68) were two shots behind. Alena Sharp (72) of Hamilton, Ont., was six shots off the lead at 8-under 205.

Brooke Henderson (72) of Smiths Falls, Ont., was 11 strokes off the pace.


The Associated Press

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