Lewis leads by Ko by 1 at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Final Round Preview – LPGA Tour –Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic –Lake Merced Golf Club – Daly City, California–

Rolex Ranking No. 3 Stacy Lewis and No. 4 Lydia Ko play together in the final group of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Sunday near San Francisco.

It marks the fourth straight round the Top 5 players have competed against each other this week.

At 10-under, Lewis leads Ko by a shot at Lake Merced Golf Club. Lewis, looking for her first win of this season, has five runner-up finishes since winning the RICOH Women’s British Open last summer. Some of those runner-ups were in heart-breaking fashion.

Lewis was a 6-to-1 betting selection to win the title to start the week, according to Ko was 25-1.

Others in the mix will need a low round and some help to win include Jenny Shin and Shanshan Feng.

Inbee Park, at 2-under, is T-9 but too far back to challenge the lead. Last week’s champion Michelle Wie is T-13 heading into the final round.

Ko, who turned 17 earlier in the week, is also searching for her first LPGA victory of 2014.

Other Golf News:

  • South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh (18-under) leads the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic by two shots over Keegan Bradley heading into the final round. The 54-hole leader has been bogey-free all week.
  • Alexander Levy (18-under) won his maiden European Tour title Sunday capturing the Volvo China Open. Levy, who made just 10 of 24 cuts in 2013 finishing 109th in the Race To Dubai, outlasted Tommy Fleetwood, Alvaro Quiros and Francisco Molinari. He was 150-1 betting selection heading into the week.
  • Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter finished T-5 at 11-under at the Volvo China Open.