Hyo Joo Kim, of South Korea, hits from the second tee during the final round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at the Travis Pointe Country Club, Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
Jose Juarez
July 16, 2016

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) Hyo Joo Kim had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday at Highland Meadows to open a three-stroke lead in the Marathon Classic.

Kim began the run on the par-4 fifth, parred the par-3 sixth, then ran off four straight on the par-5 seventh, par-3 eighth and par-4 ninth and 10th holes. The South Korean player added birdies on the par-3 14th and par-5 17th and parred the par-5 18th to finish at 15 under.

Kim had shares of the lead the first two days, opening with a 66 on her 21st birthday and shooting a 68 on Friday. She won the season-opening event in the Bahamas for her third career title.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko and Alison Lee were tied for second. Ko, the 2014 winner, had a bogey-free 67. Lee shot 66.

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