Brooke Henderson watches her putt begin to fall in the hole on the second green during the third round of the LPGA North Texas Shootout golf tournament, Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
LM Otero
May 02, 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) Lexi Thompson finished a round of 3-under 68 with a birdie after a fortunate ricochet Saturday to share the third-round lead with Inbee Park in the LPGA Tour's North Texas Shootout.

The approach by the long-hitting Thompson at the par-5 18th was a screamer well left of the hole. But the ball struck the front facing of a temporary grandstand and ricocheted onto the green. That set up a long two-putt birdie to get to 9-under 204.

Park, the 2013 North Texas winner, had a more conventional closing birdie, hitting her approach inside a foot for a round of 68.

Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who had the second-round lead, shot an even-par 71 to drop into a tie for third at 8 under with 40-year-old Karrie Webb (64) and Angela Stanford (67).

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