Golf: Record likely to elude Davies

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Liselotte Neumann all but drove the last nail into Laura Davies' attempt to make golfing history by moving into a winning position herself in the Standard Register Ping tournament.

"I drove the ball better today and it felt good," said Neumann, who shot her ninth consecutive below-par round on Saturday with a four-under-par 69 on the Moon Valley Country Club course in Phoenix where Davies has won four consecutive tournaments. "As long as I feel this comfortable, I'm not going to change my game tomorrow," Neumann said.

Her third-round total of 14-under par put her four strokes ahead of Robin Jones, who shot the day's low round of 67, and 11 ahead of Davies.

Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen won an event four straight times in the 1920s, but no one on the US tour has won five in a row at the same tournament.