Sorenstam takes 5-stroke lead

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 14, 2005

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) - The second leg of the Grand Slam might be easier than the first one for Annika Sorenstam, who blew away the field Saturday in the LPGA Championship with her 14th consecutive round in the 60s to take a five-shot lead.

Despite a bogey on the final hole and again failing to make birdie on any of the par 5s at Bulle Rock, Sorenstam walked away with a 3-under 69 and hardly any worries.

Laura Davies self-destructed on two short putts, squandered her hopes with one tee shot and ended with a sloppy double bogey for a 2-over 74 that left her seven shots behind, and likely ending her shot at the Hall of Fame.

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Sorenstam, who was at 12-under 204, will be paired in the final round with Young Kim (68). Michelle Wie shot a 71, leaving her in a five-way tie for third at 211.

Booz Allen Classic

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tom Kite put himself in position to become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history, birdieing three of the final four holes to take a one-stroke lead in the Booz Allen Classic.

The 55-year-old Kite sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 5-under 66 and a 10-under 203 total on Congressional's Blue Course.

Ernie Els (68), Stuart Appleby (65), Adam Scott (69), Luke Donald (67), Lee Westwood (69) and Steve Elkington (69) were a stroke back, and 16 players were within two shots of the lead.