Shin maintains Kia Classic lead


LPGA Tour _newCITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Second-ranked Jiyai Shin shot a 3-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead over Sandra Gal after the third round of the Kia Classic.

Shin, the South Korean star who has eight LPGA Tour victories, had a 15-under 204 total on the Industry Hills Golf Club course at Pacific Palms. Gal, from Germany, also shot a 70.

South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi was third after a 65, the best score of the round.

Michelle Wie shot a 71, leaving in tie for eighth at 5 under. Returning to the tour after finishing finals at Stanford, Wie had five birdies and three bogeys in the round.