Miyazato trying to hang on to No 1


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Ai Miyazato appears determined to keep her No. 1 ranking.

Miyazato birdied three consecutive holes on the front nine Sunday at the LPGA Championship to vault into a tie for eighth at the time. She started the day tied for 24th.

If Cristie Kerr wins today, Miyazato must finish second to hold onto her top ranking, according to LPGA projections.