A Razorback leads in Alabama heading into Sunday
In the end, it was Stacy Lewis posting 14-under, after her round of five-under, 67. Taking the lead into the final round on Sunday.
The two-time LPGA winner (one as an amateur) came home strong in round three. Setting up the leader board for the final round of play.
One of the 36-hole co-leaders, Lewis did stumbled a few times on her opening nine.
A bogey on her second hole would knock her out of a tie for the lead. However, she quickly bounced back with a birdie on the next hole.
Another birdie on No. 7, was quickly erased as she dropped that shot right back on No. 8.
The back-nine however, was a different story entirely for Lewis.
With two pars on holes 10 and 11. The Ohio native would go on a tear, birdying five of her next six holes. Including three in a row from No. 15 to No. 17 to separate herself a little from the field.
That string of birdies would indeed be the strokes she need in the end. Giving Lewis a two shot lead, heading into Sunday's final round.
"In that stretch, I got on the right side of the cup -- Uphill putts." Lewis said in her post round press conference. "I told my caddie, we just have to get on the right side of the hole. Giving myself uphill putts."
The rest of the field would post low scores of their own, in trying to catch the leaders throughout the day.
Lexi Thompson and Pornanong Phatlum would both card six-under, 66's, to end in a tie for sixth. Both now five shots back.
The low round of the day would belong to Karrie Webb.
The 37-year old LPGA Tour veteran would go on a birdie barrage, to post a tournament best eight-under, 64. That score vaulted her from a tie for 56th to a tie for sixth heading to Sunday.
Though in the end, it was Lewis who outlasted the hard charging field to set the stage, at the 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
In the heart of Alabama and Auburn country. An Arkansas Razorback leads the way by two shots, over Brittany Lincicome.
Posted by Eddie Garrison