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)


  1. Bam Bam is off to a flying start after she had back nine "issues" also yesterday. (Ok- aside to Junior. Testing you. You know who Bam bam is??)

  2. Flintstones? :-) if not i fail the test :(

  3. Ok, ok GolfGirl just told me: Brittany Lincicome and she played amazingly today!!! Congratulations to Katherine Hull too.

  4. Katherine Hull is a fighter and she proved it today. It would have be great to see CK win but her T3 finish is still impressive in the context of her overall consistency.

  5. Mika Myiazato is definitely one to watch. I was impressed to see her top te finish after posting her first professional win last weekend in Japan.

  6. I missed the excitement because I was in KY for the World Equestrian Games.

    But it's fun to see strong showings from some amazing golfing gals. It's funny I admire Katherine Hull and Cristie Kerr for many of the same reasons. I love their intensity when competing.

    I'm also psyched to see Nicole Hage finish in the top 20!

  7. Yes Heather- Nicole Hage has been working hard to get herself up the leaderboard and it was nice to see her finish as high as she did.

    Cristie took her near miss with grace. You can tell that Katherine Hull is a nice person and she really "has game" also.

    I was very proud of Bam Bam's strong finish. She showed class and grace (her middle name by the way) in taking part in the "beer dousing celebration" for Katherine.

  8. Sad about Cristie, but I know she'll be right back at it and will win many more times. Golf is a crazy game, that's for sure.

    Congratulations to Katherine Hull. :)


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