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Jutanugarn eagles 18 for 1-stroke lead

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn made a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Saturday at Travis Pointe to take a one-stroke lead in the Volvik Championship.

Trying to become the first to win three straight LPGA Tour events since Inbee Park in 2013, the 20-year-old Jutanugarn shot a 1-over 73 to reach 10-under 206. She won three weeks ago in Alabama to become the first Thai winner in tour history and followed with a victory last week in Virginia.

Jessica Korda and Christina Kim were tied for second. Korda had a 70, and Kim shot 72.


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 L.Ko $1,086,338
2 H.Nomura $696,324
3 A.Jutanugarn $687,820
4 H.Jang $617,098
5 S.Kim $588,521
6 L.Thompson $548,226
7 M.Lee $511,545
8 G.Piller $494,562
9 I.Chun $490,275
10 B.Henderson $462,357
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