Golf: Lewis, Choi top leaderboard on day 3 of HSBC Women's Champions

AMERICAN Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Choi Na Yeon are tied at the top going into the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday.

World No. 2 Choi shot a five-under 67 for a three-day tally of 202, similar to Lewis (69), who is two places lower on the golf world rankings.

Two strokes adrift of the leading duo is crowd favourite Paula Creamer who, despite being involved in a car accident in Thailand last week, remained in contention with a 69.

With Lewis and Choi on the 18th hole, play was stopped for more than two hours owing to heavy rain at the Sentosa Golf Club.

"Choi and I are both playing really well - it's going to be tight on Sunday and we're going to have to make some putts," said Lewis, 28, who has five LPGA Tour victories.

Thai young gun Ariya Jutanugarn signed for a 72 (207 total) to share fourth spot with three other players.

A 71 (212 total) was not enough for world No. 1 Tseng Ya-ni of Taiwan, who is stuck in joint-19th.

Singapore's representative Christabel Goh had another day to forget, carding an 80 (238 total) that left her last among the 60 players.

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