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Pak looking for sixth major, first Kraft

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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Se Ri Pak didn’t like the way she finished Saturday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, but the Hall of Famer still left herself a chance to electrify her South Korean homeland one more time come Sunday.

Pak made the turn with sole possession of the lead in the third round at Mission Hills, but three back-nine bogeys dropped her off the pace, if not out of contention.

With a 1-under-par 71, Pak will begin the final round two shots behind the co-leaders, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

“There is nothing to complain about,” Pak said. “I think I’m in pretty good shape.”

Pak, 36, is looking to add a sixth major to her resume, her first Kraft Nabisco Championship. Though she hasn’t won a major since the ’06 LPGA Championship, and she has won just one LPGA title over the last seven seasons, Pak knows what it takes to close out on a Sunday in a major.

“It should give me a lot of confidence, no doubt,” Pak said of her experience. “You’re there before . . . It makes it helpful heading into Sunday.