Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Wie, Thompson tie for lead in LPGA's Kraft Nabisco

Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson topped the Kraft Nabisco leaderboard, setting up a possible final-round showdown the LPGA Tour has been waiting for.

Wie, 24, shot a bogey-free 4-under 68 on Saturday to match Thompson at 10-under 206 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the first major championship of the year.

"I think Lexi is a really entertaining golfer," Wie said. "I like to think I'm somewhat entertaining as well. So, I think the both of us paired together is great. I think it's great for the tour and it's going to be a lot of fun."

Thompson, 19, settled for a 69 after missing a 3-foot par putt on the par-5 18th. She also missed two short birdie putts on the front nine. "Not the ending I wanted," Thompson said. "I'm getting looks at birdies and just waiting for a few more to drop."

Charley Hull, the Englishwoman who turned 18 last month, was two strokes back with five-time major champion Se Ri Pak. …

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