Stanford has commanding lead

MORRIS DALLA COSTA -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 7:00 PM ET

Unless Angela Stanford comes back to the field, itís going to take a sensational round tomorrow to catch her.

Stanford goes into the final round of the Canadian Women's Open with a four-shot lead over defending champion Meena Lee.

Stanford is 13 under par in the tournament, shooting three under on the day.

Lee was the model of consistency. Her bogey-free round of six-under par put her back in contention to win the tournament she won last year in Halifax.

But Stanford isnít going to be sit back for the final round.

ďI have to be aggressive,Ē she said. ďI have to hit aggressive golf shots.Ē

Jee Young Lee is another shot back of Lee with Pat Hurst lurking seven shots back.

Hurst lost to Annika Sorenstam in a playoff earlier this year at the U.S. Open.

It wasnít the the best of days for Canadian Lorie Kane, who started the day at six under par.

Kane started the day with 11 pars in succession. On the par-four 12th, a marshallís flag distracted Kane in her backswing. She turned and said something to the volunteer. She drove the ball into the woods and eventually took double bogey. After the round she apologized for losing her cool.

Kane finished at five under. She did have several birdie opportunities but couldnít get many to drop.

Other notables are Natalie Gulbis who finished the day with a 73 and sits at three over for the tournament, and Morgan Pressel, who finished one over after four-putting No.8.

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