Golf: Sizzling Salas moves to four clear at Meijer Classic

Golf: Sizzling Salas moves to four clear at Meijer Classic
Lizette Salas watches her shot from the eighth fairway during the first round of the Meijer LPGA Classic

GRAND RAPIDS, United States - Lizette Salas moved four strokes ahead of the field by firing a bogey-free seven-under 64 in the third round of the USLPGA Tour's Meijer Classic on Saturday.

The 26-year-old American Salas birdied three of her first four holes and added three straight birdies beginning at No. 14 to finish 54-holes at 16-under 197.

She set the event's 54-hole scoring record, breaking the old mark of 200 set by Park In-Bee in the first year of the tournament.

Salas' lone USLPGA Tour win came at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship.

Salas' playing partner Saturday was Lexi Thompson, who posted a three-under 68 at Blythefield Country Club and shares second place with Kris Tamulis (67) at 12-under.

Brittany Lincicome, South Korean Ryu So-Yeon and Caroline Masson, of Germany, all shot six-under 65 to move into a tie for fourth at 10-under-par 203.

They were joined there by Gerina Piller (69), Alison Lee (70) and Katie Burnett (66).

World number one Park headlines a group of four players in a tie for 10th. She posted a five-under 66 to end three rounds on 204.

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