Thompson with 3-shot lead at LPGA finale

(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else.

Thompson's 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGA's season-ending event. She moved three shots clear of Nelly Korda and six ahead of Carlota Ciganda at Tiburon Golf Club. Korda shot her second consecutive 67 to get to 13 under, and Ciganda grinded out a 69 to get to 10 under for the week.

Thompson has been nearly flawless this week. Her only dropped shot of the tournament came Saturday when she made bogey at the par-4 fourth hole, then put together five birdies over the rest of her round.


Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Ariya Jutanugarn $2,667,983
2 Minjee Lee $1,538,391
3 Sung Hyun Park $1,466,266
4 Brooke Henderson $1,428,539
5 Nasa Hataoka $1,401,440
6 Sei Young Kim $1,324,710
7 So Yeon Ryu $1,299,382
8 Carlota Ciganda $1,168,644
9 Jin Young Ko $1,154,198
10 Danielle Kang $1,097,696
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