Jutanugarn leads, eyes 3rd straight win

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn remained in position for her third straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a two-shot lead in the Volvik Championship.

Jutanugarn had four back-nine birdies, including No. 18 when her approach went off a hospitality suite and landed in a greenside bunker 20 yards from the hole. Her sand shot set her up for a short putt and an 11-under 133 total.

She is coming off a win at the Kingsmill Championship after becoming the first Thai winner in tour history the previous week in Alabama.

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Rank Player Earnings
1 L.Ko $1,086,338
2 H.Nomura $696,324
3 A.Jutanugarn $687,820
4 H.Jang $617,098
5 S.Kim $588,521
6 L.Thompson $548,226
7 M.Lee $511,545
8 G.Piller $494,562
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