KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Korea's Na Yeon Choi took a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang on Saturday in the LPGA Malaysia, finishing off a 4-under 67 in fading light after a long rain delay.
Choi birdied the par-3 15th and par-4 16th and closed with two pars to reach 12 under at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Lang, tied for the second-round lead with fellow American Stacy Lewis, birdied four of the last six holes — the last on the par-4 18th at dusk — for a 69.
Choi is winless in 17 starts this season after winning twice in each of the last two years. She was second last week behind top-ranked Yani Tseng in South Korea and has five top-10 finishes in her last six events.
Lang, a former Duke star, is winless in six seasons on the tour.
Spain's Azahara Munuz was 10 under after a 68.
Tseng, a six-time LPGA Tour winner this season, had a 69 to match Lewis (72) and Se Ri Pak (65) at 8 under. Suzann Pettersen was 7 under after a 69, and Paula Creamer (69) and Michelle Wie (71) were another stroke back.
Defending champion Jamin Kang was 3 over after a 75.