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Sjodin pulls even with Tseng at Kraft Nabisco

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Sweden's Karin Sjodin shot a steady 4-under 68 through heavy wind while chasing down top-ranked Yani Tseng on Saturday, pulling even at 9 under heading into the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The dominant Tseng proved she's not unbeatable, showing visible frustration while posting a 71 as inconsistent as the wind that buffeted Mission Hills throughout her round.

While Tseng is a five-time major champion, the long-hitting Sjodin has never won in seven seasons on the LPGA Tour. Yet Sjodin made just one bogey in a remarkable round, briefly taking the outright lead down the stretch.

Haeji Kang is two strokes back after struggling to a 72, but will join Tseng and Sjodin in the final group Sunday. Na Yeon Choi is among five players at 6 under.