Ochoa takes sole lead

MONTGOMERY: Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa shot a six- under-par 66 and moved into sole possession of first place with a three-stroke lead following the third round of the LPGA’s Navistar Classic.

Defending champion Ochoa moved to 16-under 200 ahead of Germany’s Sandra Gal at The Senator Course at Capitol Hill Golf Club. Gal also fired a 66 on Saturday. Alexis Thompson struggled on Saturday as the 14-year-old shot a two-over 74 and fell into a tie for 13th place at eight-under 208. She shared the second round lead with Ochoa. Michelle Wie shot an even-par 72 and is in a group with amateur Thompson at minus-eight.

Ochoa posted a bogey free round Saturday and is three shots lower than her 54-hole lead last year. She has never lost with the lead going into the final round of a tournament since 2007. She has had the 54-hole lead 27 times in her LPGA career. Gal had an eagle on the par-four, 385 yard sixth hole. She rolled in six birdies including three straight beginning at No 13. Thompson opened with a 65 on Thursday but has dropped off since. She had a double bogey on the par-four sixth hole.