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Thompson takes 2-shot lead to final round of ANA Inspiration


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Published 9:35 p.m. ET April 1, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — One day after Lexi Thompson couldn’t even tee off until shortly before sunset, she had to get back to the Dinah Shore Course before dawn to start a 28-hole day.

Thompson is excelling under unusual conditions at the ANA Inspiration, and it has put her in prime position to play for her second major title.

Thompson claimed the tournament lead while completing her wind-delayed second round Saturday before moving two shots ahead of Norway’s Suzann Pettersen with a third-round 67 . After an extra-long day of play in wind and sun, Thompson is at 13-under 203 heading into Sunday’s final round.

“I struggled a little bit off the tee and had a few more rough shots than I wanted, but you can’t ever complain about a 5-under round,” Thompson said.

The 22-year-old Thompson’s victory here in 2014 is her only previous major…

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