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No sweat for steady Pettersson in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Carl Pettersson's steady play in the warm sunshine Saturday resulted in a one-stroke lead through three rounds of the Fry's Electronics Open.

Mark Hensby, playing in the same group as the Swedish-born Pettersson, shared the lead until twice hitting into sand traps en route to a bogey 5 on the 18th.

With temperatures reaching into the low 90s, Pettersson shot a 6-under 64, 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.

"I only missed two greens and didn't give myself any real opportunities to make bogeys," Pettersson said. "I played steady, and I putted pretty good, too."

Pettersson is 39th on the money list at $1.79 million. He has two PGA Tour wins -- the 2006 Memorial and 2005 Chrysler Championship.

Hensby, with a 68, fell into a tie with Canadian Mark Weir at 12-under 198. Weir followed Friday's 64 with a 65.

Jarrod Lyle also shot a 64 and was tied with second-round leader Ryan Moore (71) at 200. Moore, who began the day with a three-shot lead, struggled with his putting and bogeyed two of the final three holes.

After three days of calm, gorgeous conditions, winds of 15 to 25 mph is forecast for today.

With an overall purse of $5 million, $900,000 for the winner, the tournament is an opportunity for players such as Hensby (151st on the money list) to scramble into the top 125 to preserve their PGA Tour cards for next year.

Sean O'Hair was tied for the lead at 12 under before his tee shot went left into the water on the 211-yard, par-3 15th. He wound up with a double bogey, then bogeyed the 16th. O'Hair ended the day at 8-under 200.

LPGA TOUR, at 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.

Pettersen bogeyed two of the final three holes 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.

Lorena Ochoa, coming off her seventh victory of the season last week in California, was six behind at 3 over after a 75.

CHAMPIONS TOUR, 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 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).

NATIONWIDE TOUR, at Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Atwater's Matt Hansen jumped from a tie for 36th to a tie for 11th with a 5-under-67 at the Chattanooga Classic. Hansen (205) bogeyed No. 1, birdied No. 6, then blazed in with a 31 on the back nine including birdies on 11, 12, 13, 14 and 18. Ron Whittaker (68) leads at 201.

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