Carlota Ciganda, a 22-year-old from Pamplona, Spain, and in her second full year as a pro out of Arizona State, blazed her way to six birdies and only one bogey for a 5-under 66 and a two-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club.
Ciganda is at 11-under 202 after 54 holes going into Sunday's final round in Irving.
World No. 1 Inbee Park of South Korea and first- and second-round leader Caroline Masson of Germany are tied for second place. Park fired a 67 Saturday and Masson regrouped from a stumbling start that included a double bogey and a bogey for a 69.
World No. 3 Na Yeon Choi of South Korea made a quick charge Saturday morning and finished with a 66 and is alone in fourth place at 205.
Fort Worth resident and Saginaw native Angela Stanford couldn't get her game going and dropped into a tie for 26th with a 72-211, nine strokes out of the lead.
The two high school qualifiers, Haley Mills of Fort Worth and Taylor Coleman of San Antonio Johnson, fell below the third-round projected cut line. Mills shot 76-220 and Coleman, who opened with a 68 on Thursday, shot 78-223.
-- Vince Langford