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Updated at 4:43 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2007

Ochoa leads by three at LPGA tournament

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Leave it to Lorena Ochoa to find the sunny side of a tropical depression.

Ochoa shot a 2-under 70 to maintain her three-shot lead at the Ginn Tribute today, though three bogeys over the final six holes in drenching rains cost her a much larger advantage heading into the final round.

She finished at 11-under 205, three shots ahead of Nicole Castrale (68). Cristie Kerr (67) and rookie Angela Park (71) were four strokes behind the leader.

How long would it take the world's No. 1 player to get over her errors? Apparently, not long at all.

"Tomorrow, you know, of course I'm going to be smiling and happy," Ochoa said. "In a way, I don't want to be sarcastic, but if you think about it, 2 under for a day like today is a really good round."

Annika Sorenstam continued her injury comeback with a 2-over 74.

Sorenstam spent nearly two months recovering from a ruptured disk in her back. She hadn't played a full 18 before this week and since the Kraft Nabisco Championships.