Laura Diaz, Lee-Anne Pace Tied For Lead After 3rd Round Of 2014 Marathon Classic

Laura Diaz (click to enlarge)

The American resurgence on the LPGA looks to get a veteran boost as Laura Diaz is tied for the 2014 Marathon Classic lead after 54 holes at 11-under. It could have been a solo lead save for a few missed putts, notably a putt on 18 that she left short. A little more on that and the 2-time LPGA winner could be all alone on top. Despite that, her even par 71 round was good enough to maintain a chance at victory on Sunday. The round was highlighted by an eagle 2 on the par 4 9th. Diaz won twice in 2002, but not since. It would be a great thrill to see Laura return to the winner’s circle.

Lee-Ann Pace (click to enlarge)

It would also be a great storyline if Ladies European Tour star Lee-Anne Pace could earn her first win on the LPGA Tour. The co-leader at 11-under is an 8-time winner on the LET, capturing the Order of Merit and Player of the Year in 2010. She won Player of the Year for a second time last year in 2013. This is a champion who knows how to close. Of course, there are a number of players within striking distance including So Yeon Ryu, Lydia Ko and Jaye Marie Green. Women’s British Open champion Mo Martin is also in contention at 8-under. Unfortunately, time constraints prevented me from covering the WBO. Maybe Mo will win again so I can give her a belated champion’s congratulations.

 

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T1 LAURA DIAZ (-11)

 

T1 LEE-ANNE PACE (-11)

 

T3 JAYE MARIE GREEN (-10)

 

T3 SO YEON RYU (-10)

 

5 LYDIA KO (-9)

 

T6 BROOKE PANCAKE (-8)

 

T6 CRISTIE KERR (-8)

 

T6 MO MARTIN

 

T6 KATHERINE KIRK (-8)

 

 

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
T1 Lee-Anne Pace 66 68 68 12:55 pm -3 F -11 202
T1 Laura Diaz 62 69 71 12:55 pm E F -11 202
T3 Jaye Marie Green 72 68 63 12:46 pm -8 F -10 203
T3 So Yeon Ryu 68 67 68 12:46 pm -3 F -10 203
5 Lydia Ko 67 67 70 12:37 pm -1 F -9 204
T6 Austin Ernst 66 73 66 12:37 pm -5 F -8 205
T6 Mo Martin 67 71 67 12:28 pm -4 F -8 205
T6 Brooke Pancake 69 69 67 12:28 pm -4 F -8 205
T6 Katherine Kirk 69 68 68 12:19 pm -3 F -8 205
T6 Cristie Kerr 70 67 68 12:19 pm -3 F -8 205
T6 Brittany Lang 70 66 69 12:10 pm -2 F -8 205
T12 Kris Tamulis 73 69 64 12:10 pm -7 F -7 206
T12 Kelly Tan 68 70 68 12:01 pm -3 F -7 206
T12 Mirim Lee 71 67 68 12:01 pm -3 F -7 206
T12 Lindsey Wright 67 70 69 11:43 am -2 F -7 206
T12 Caroline Hedwall 69 68 69 11:52 am -2 F -7 206
T12 Candie Kung 70 67 69 11:52 am -2 F -7 206
T12 Kayla Mortellaro 69 67 70 11:43 am -1 F -7 206
T19 Ai Miyazato 68 72 67 11:34 am -4 F -6 207
T19 Marina Alex 69 69 69 11:34 am -2 F -6 207
T19 Brittany Lincicome 69 69 69 11:25 am -2 F -6 207
T19 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 68 67 72 11:25 am +1 F -6 207
T23 Meena Lee 72 70 66 11:16 am -5 F -5 208
T23 Kim Kaufman 70 71 67 11:07 am -4 F -5 208
T23 Pat Hurst 71 70 67 11:16 am -4 F -5 208
T23 Katie Burnett 67 73 68 10:40 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Julieta Granada 68 72 68 10:49 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Na Yeon Choi 69 71 68 10:49 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Cindy LaCrosse 69 71 68 10:58 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Stacy Lewis 70 70 68 10:58 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Victoria Elizabeth 71 69 68 11:07 am -3 F -5 208
T23 Belen Mozo 71 68 69 10:31 am -2 F -5 208
T23 Line Vedel 71 68 69 10:40 am -2 F -5 208
T23 Beatriz Recari 70 68 70 10:31 am -1 F -5 208
T23 Mariajo Uribe 67 70 71 10:22 am E F -5 208
T36 Lexi Thompson 71 72 66 10:22 am -5 F -4 209
T36 Jenny Shin 72 70 67 10:13 am -4 F -4 209
T36 Marissa Steen 67 73 69 10:13 am -2 F -4 209
T36 Christina Kim 69 70 70 9:55 am -1 F -4 209
T36 Moira Dunn 70 69 70 9:55 am -1 F -4 209
T36 Pernilla Lindberg 71 68 70 10:04 am -1 F -4 209
T36 Kristy McPherson 71 68 70 10:04 am -1 F -4 209
T43 Amelia Lewis 69 74 67 9:37 am -4 F -3 210
T43 Chella Choi 71 72 67 9:46 am -4 F -3 210
T43 Tiffany Joh 71 72 67 9:46 am -4 F -3 210
T43 M.J. Hur 73 69 68 9:37 am -3 F -3 210
T43 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 69 72 69 9:19 am -2 F -3 210
T43 Maria Hernandez 71 70 69 9:28 am -2 F -3 210
T43 Eun-Hee Ji 72 69 69 9:28 am -2 F -3 210
T43 Danielle Kang 69 71 70 9:10 am -1 F -3 210
T43 Dori Carter 70 70 70 9:10 am -1 F -3 210
T43 Jeong Jang 71 69 70 9:19 am -1 F -3 210
T43 Haru Nomura 69 70 71 9:01 am E F -3 210
T43 Jennifer Rosales 70 69 71 9:01 am E F -3 210
T55 Moriya Jutanugarn 72 69 70 8:52 am -1 F -2 211
T55 Heather Bowie Young 71 69 71 8:52 am E F -2 211
T57 Ji Young Oh 72 71 69 8:43 am -2 F -1 212
T57 Katy Harris 74 69 69 8:43 am -2 F -1 212
T57 Jennifer Johnson 73 69 70 8:34 am -1 F -1 212
T57 Sarah Jane Smith 70 71 71 8:34 am E F -1 212
T57 Mina Harigae 70 69 73 8:25 am +2 F -1 212
T62 Paula Creamer 72 71 70 8:25 am -1 F E 213
T62 Sydnee Michaels 70 72 71 8:07 am E F E 213
T62 Morgan Pressel 72 70 71 8:16 am E F E 213
T62 Brianna Do 73 69 71 8:16 am E F E 213
T62 Karine Icher 73 67 73 8:07 am +2 F E 213
T67 Julia Boland 74 69 71 7:58 am E F +1 214
T67 Paula Reto 72 70 72 7:58 am +1 F +1 214
T67 Ayako Uehara 71 69 74 7:49 am +3 F +1 214
T70 Lisa McCloskey 75 68 72 7:49 am +1 F +2 215
T70 Paola Moreno 68 74 73 7:31 am +2 F +2 215
T70 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71 71 73 7:40 am +2 F +2 215
T70 Jenny Suh 73 69 73 7:40 am +2 F +2 215
74 Jimin Kang 70 73 73 7:31 am +2 F +3 216
T75 Mindy Kim 72 70 75 7:22 am +4 F +4 217
T75 Chie Arimura 71 70 76 7:22 am +5 F +4 217
77 Ashleigh Simon 70 73 75 7:13 am +4 F +5 218
WD Victoria Tanco WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
T78 Sandra Changkija 74 70 MC MC 144
T78 Cydney Clanton 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 Irene Coe 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 Paz Echeverria 69 75 MC MC 144
T78 Haeji Kang 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 P.K. Kongkraphan 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 Erica Popson 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 Mariah Stackhouse 71 73 MC MC 144
T78 Angela Stanford 72 72 MC MC 144
T78 Alison Walshe 72 72 MC MC 144
T88 Amy Anderson 72 73 MC MC 145
T88 Emma Jandel 68 77 MC MC 145
T88 Nicole Jeray 74 71 MC MC 145
T88 Sarah Kemp 71 74 MC MC 145
T88 Sue Kim 72 73 MC MC 145
T88 Megan McChrystal 73 72 MC MC 145
T88 Jane Rah 70 75 MC MC 145
T88 Alena Sharp 74 71 MC MC 145
T88 Karin Sjodin 74 71 MC MC 145
T88 Jennifer Song 74 71 MC MC 145
T88 Sun Young Yoo 69 76 MC MC 145
T99 Anya Alvarez 72 74 MC MC 146
T99 Ashli Bunch 72 74 MC MC 146
T99 Louise Friberg 73 73 MC MC 146
T99 Hee-Won Han 71 75 MC MC 146
T99 Daniela Holmqvist 71 75 MC MC 146
T99 Hanna Kang 69 77 MC MC 146
T99 Joanna Klatten 74 72 MC MC 146
T99 Becky Morgan 72 74 MC MC 146
T99 Gerina Piller 72 74 MC MC 146
T108 Dottie Ardina 72 75 MC MC 147
T108 Jean Bartholomew 76 71 MC MC 147
T108 Stacey Keating 71 76 MC MC 147
T108 Jaclyn Sweeney 75 72 MC MC 147
T112 Silvia Cavalleri 73 75 MC MC 148
T112 Veronica Felibert 77 71 MC MC 148
T112 Jane Park 73 75 MC MC 148
T112 Caroline Powers 75 73 MC MC 148
T112 Caroline Westrup 74 74 MC MC 148
T117 Kathleen Ekey 76 73 MC MC 149
T117 Megan Grehan 74 75 MC MC 149
T117 Haley Millsap 77 72 MC MC 149
T117 Giulia Molinaro 76 73 MC MC 149
T121 Jennifer Kirby 74 76 MC MC 150
T121 Ryann O’Toole 76 74 MC MC 150
T121 Joan Pitcock 72 78 MC MC 150
T121 Rachel Rohanna 76 74 MC MC 150
T121 Michelle Wie 74 76 MC MC 150
T126 Marcy Hart 75 76 MC MC 151
T126 Jamie Hullett 74 77 MC MC 151
T126 Birdie Kim 75 76 MC MC 151
T126 Alejandra Llaneza 76 75 MC MC 151
T126 Azahara Munoz 77 74 MC MC 151
T126 Natalie Sheary 77 74 MC MC 151
T126 Kim Williams 75 76 MC MC 151
T133 Jacqui Concolino 77 75 MC MC 152
T133 Lorie Kane 74 78 MC MC 152
T135 Audra Burks 82 71 MC MC 153
T135 Hannah Jun Medlock 77 76 MC MC 153
137 Jackie Gallagher-Smith 80 76 MC MC 156

 

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