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Pettersson heats up in sunny conditions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Carl Pettersson played steady in the warm sunshine in contrast to the erratic play around him.

The result was a one-stroke lead for the Swedish-born player Saturday through three rounds of the Fry's Electronics Open.

Mark Hensby, playing in the same group, shared the lead until twice hitting into sand traps en route to a bogey on the par-4 18th.

With temperatures reaching into the low 90s, Pettersson shot a 6-under 64 on Saturday, tied for the best round of the day, and was at 13-under 197 in the Fall Series event on the 7,125-yard Raptor course at Grayhawk Golf Club.

Hensby, with a 68, fell into a tie with Canadian Mark Weir at 12-under 198. Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who beat Tiger Woods in the Presidents Cup three weeks ago, followed Friday's 64 with a 65.

KOLON CHAMPIONSHIP: Gyeongju, South Korea, Norwegian star Suzann Pettersen shot an even-par 72 in cold and windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Hana Bank KOLON Championship.

Seeking her fourth LPGA Tour victory and fifth overall title of the year, Pettersen bogeyed two of the final three holes in the difficult conditions to finish at 3-under 143 after another trying day on the Mauna Ocean course.

South Korean players held the next four spots on the leaderboard, with Eun-Hee Ji second at 2 under after a 68 — the lone sub-70 round of the day. Seon Hwa Lee (71) and Jeong Jang (72) followed at 1 under, and Hyun-Hee Moon (73) was even par.

Meena Lee, tied for the first-round lead with Pettersen, shot a 77 to drop into a tie for eighth at 2 over. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa, coming off her seventh victory of the season last week in California, was six strokes behind at 3 over after a 75.

AT&T CHAMPIONSHIP: At San Antonio, Tom Kite moved into position for his first tour victory in his native Texas, shooting a 6-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with Mark O'Meara in the AT&T Championship.

Born in McKinney and a longtime Austin resident, Kite is 0-for-119 in Texas on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. O'Meara, the first-round leader after a 63, shot a 68 to match Kite at 11-under 131 on the Oak Hills Country Club course.

Englishman Mark James opened with a pair of birdies and led midway through the second round, but he bogeyed the final hole for a 66, leaving him a two strokes back at 9 under with Champions Tour newcomer John Cook (68).

PORTUGAL MASTERS: Vilamoura, Portugal, Argentina's Daniel Vancsik shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters.

Vancsik had an 18-under 198 total on the Oceanico Victoria course. South Africa's Charl Schwartzel (66) and England's Steve Webster (67) were tied for second.