Pressel in position for another win in Japan


Morgan Pressel moved into position to win her fourth worldwide title, her second Salonpas Cup title in three years on the Japan LPGA Tour.

Pressel’s 7-under-par 65 Saturday moved her to 11-under 133, two shots ahead of Jiyai Shin going into the final round of the rain-shortened event. The first round was washed out, reducing the tournament to 54 holes. Pressel is seven shots ahead of Japanese star Ai Miyazato, who is tied for 10th.

The Salonpas Cup is the Japan women’s first major of the year. Pressel won it in 2010.