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Sunday preview: 70th U.S. Women’s Open with Lewis chasing Yang

Sunday update — United States Golf Association — 70th U.S. Women’s Open — Lancaster Country Club — Lancaster, Pennsylvania —

Stacy Lewis, Rolex Ranking No. 3, trails Amy Yang heading into the final round of the 70th U.S. Women’s Open.

Lewis and Yang both carded 69s Saturday. For Yang, she is now 8-under through 54 holes. With her eyes set on the championship victory, it would mark the 5th career Top 5 for her at a U.S. Women’s Open.

With only 11 players under par at the moment, the Yang-Lewis pairing appears to have separated from the field. They tee off at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania at 2:05 p.m. local time. Inbee Park headlines a group of potential threats to win at T-5 and 2-under. But, they are probably too far back.

Defending champion Michelle Wie is part of that group along with Chella Choi, who carded the round of the day Saturday with a 64. Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson are 1-over and T-18 heading into Sunday.

Yang won on the LPGA Tour in Thailand earlier this season in March, while Lewis has yet to win in 2015. Lewis is due, but trails by three shots. It will take a 24-year-old Yang slip-up for the American to hoist the trophy.

Other Golf News: 

  • World No. 2 Jordan Spieth is cashing in on his final warm-up for the Open Championship. Spieth (17-under) fired a 61 Saturday on Moving Day to storm into the lead at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic. He engineered six birdies and two eagles on his bogey-free round. He leads last week’s champ Danny Lee by two shots heading into the final round.
  • Rickie Fowler (10-under at the moment) is just a shot back of leaders — Daniel Brooks and Raphael Jacquelin — at the Scottish Open on the European Tour. The final groups are on the front nine during the final round. Victor Dubuisson (9-under) is also in the mix. Fowler, 9th ranked in the world, was one of the betting favorites at 18-1 odds.
  • Lee, 24, is trying to win back-to-back weeks after securing his maiden PGA Tour triumph last week in a a playoff at The Greenbrier. The New Zealander was a 50-1 long shot to win this week at www.skybet.com.
  • Jerry Smith (14-under) leads Michael Goodes at the Champions Tour’s Encompass Championship with a round to go. Lee Janzen sits five back.