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Choi holds slender advantage

South Korea's Na Yeon Choi will take a slender lead into the final round of the CME Group Titleholders event in Florida on Sunday.

Choi carded a third round of 69 in the LPGA's season-ending event to reach 12 under par, one clear of halfway leader Ai Miyazato.

South Korea's So Yeon Ryu stood two shots off the lead on nine under after a 68, with American Brittany Lincicome and France's Karine Icher a shot further back in fourth after both went round in 70.

Choi carded four birdies and one bogey - she has only dropped one shot in each round so far this week - to overhaul Miyazato, who could not reproduce the form which brought her a 64 on Friday.

However, a round of 71 still represented a good effort from the Japanese player after she ran up a double-bogey seven on the second and also bogeyed the other par five on the front nine.

Out in 39, Miyazato responded with four birdies on the back nine to come home in 32 and remain firmly in the hunt for victory.

Scotland's Catriona Matthew was in a share of 46th place after a round of 70 on Saturday.