Cristie Kerr - 3 strokes ahead at LPGA Navistar Classic

If you were following the third round of the Navistar Classic today you probably found yourself thinking of the 2010 LPGA Championship, and the Sunday a few months ago in in Pittsford, NY, when Cristie Kerr won her second major an unprecedented 12-shot margin.

That victory broke a number of records and allowed Cristie to achieve one of her life's goals: to become the number one female golfer in the world.

It's a position she's held on four different occasions this summer. She’s currently third behind second-place Jiyai Shin and Ai Miyazato and... one can be certain... more than ready to take back the top spot.

Remarkably, at one point today, Cristie got to 20-under and held a five-shot lead, but a couple of issues towards the end of the back nine shaved that lead down to 3 prompting her to remark that Having the lead is great, but extending it is better,” a clear reference to the LPGA Championship. 

Na Yeon Choi and Katherine Hull (T2) lead an impressive group of chasers, including Se Ri Pak, Haeji Kang, Hee Young Park and Mika Miyazato (T4). The stage is set for an exciting Sunday at the LPGANavistar Classic

(October 7, 2010 - Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images North America)