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Archive for Sunday, November 24, 2002

Teske takes top spot at ADT

Webb, Sorenstam one stroke back entering final round

November 24, 2002

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— Rachel Teske doesn't have Hall of Fame credentials like her two challengers in the ADT Championship. At least she has the lead. Teske made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday to finish a 4-under 68 at blustery Trump International and take a one-stroke lead over Annika Sorenstam and defending champion Karrie Webb.

The LPGA Tour's final tournament of the year comes down to those three players.

Teske, whose two victories this year include a five-stroke comeback against Sorenstam, had seven birdies and was at 10-under 206.

She will play in the final group today with Webb, a fellow Australian who is hitting the ball crisp and straight and finally got a few putts to fall in while shooting 68.

Sorenstam, aiming for her 11th victory of what already has been an amazing season, made a nice recovery after plodding along with mostly pars. She zoomed into contention with a 5-iron into 15 feet for eagle on the par-5 15th and wound up with a 70.

The Swede lost the lead, but she was hardly worried.

"I'm in the position I want to be in, and I feel good about my game," Sorenstam said.

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