Golf - Lincicome maintains lead at LPGA Championship

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Golf - Lincicome maintains lead at LPGA Championship
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PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 16: Brittany Lincicome hits her tee shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Monroe Golf Club on August 16, 2014 in Pittsford, New York. Hunter Martin/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Hunter Martin)

- Brittany Lincicome, chasing her first USLPGA title since 2011, posted a one-under 71 to maintain the lead at the LPGA Championship.

The American finished 54 holes at Monroe Golf Club at 10-under-par 206, with former world number one and defending champion Park In-Bee and Norway's Suzann Pettersen a shot back on 207.

Lincicome, who started the day with a three-shot lead, admitted the pressure of defending that advantage hit her shortly before the round began.

"Nervous was probably an understatement," she said. "I was fine all morning. I got my 10 hours of sleep. Then when it came time to kind of eat lunch, it just wasn’t happening.

"Hopefully going into tomorrow it's kind of out of my system," she said. "I kind of know what it feels like to be in this position and I will dominate again."

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