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Naples, Fla._ Michelle Wie shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday, with birdies on five of her last 12 holes that gave her the opportunity to move up on the leaderboards. She was part of a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round at the CME Group Championship at Tiburon Golf Club.

Sung-hyu Park, who didn’t make a birdie until the 13th hole and shot 75, is among seven players one shot behind. Kim Kaufman had a score of 64 after bagging eight birdies. Joining them at 10-under 206 were Ariya Jutanugarn (67) and Suzann Pettersen (69). Pettersen, who had a few back-to-back bogeys on the back nine Friday, still ended up managing to finish 10 under. Kaufman, who is dealing with mononucleosis, made eight birdies and 10 pars.

Wie, who just had an emergency appendectomy about two months ago, would sit down periodically on the golf course while waiting to take her turn for each hole, in an effort to keep her energy levels up. Not to mention, this is her sixth week playing non-stop. She had a stretch of four top-four finishes in four events and tied for third in the Women’s British Open. She has seven top-10s. The 2017 has been a better season for her than last year

“Stacy Lewis was playing behind me (Friday), and I just sat down in the middle of the fairway, sat down on the green,” Wie said. “I kept waving at them. Basically I’m just a hermit crab this week.”

Park, the Rookie of the Year, lost her top ranking on the leaderboard after Friday, but she’s only a stroke away and is tied with Stacy Lewis, Lexi Thompson, Austin Ernst, Karine Icher, Jessica Korda, and Pernilla Lindberg.

Sung-hyu Park takes the lead during the third round of the CME Group Championship

“I think that over the course of four days, there is always a day where I’m not quite in tip-top shape,” Park said. “I think that day might have been today. Keeping your focus is not that easy to do consistently over four days, so I think there is always one day where my focus is a little off.”

Lexi Thompson, who leads the CME Race to the Globe, shot 69 and suddenly has just as good of a chance as Park to capture the $1 million bonus. Thompson also has a very good chance of winning the Vare Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average.

“I’m not going into tomorrow with any different attitude,” Thompson said. “Just going to go out there, free swing, commit to my targets, and try to do my best.”

Here are the rankings after the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship

Race to the CME Globe

1. Lexi Thompson
2. Sung Hyun Park
3. Ariya Jutanugarn

Rolex Player of the Year

1. Sung Hyun Park
2. So Yeon Ryu
3. Shanshan Feng

Vare Trophy

1. Lexi Thompson
2. Sung Hyun Park
3. In Gee Chun

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