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Oxbow's Olson in second place heading into final round in LPGA major

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Amy Olson, who grew up in Oxbow, N.D., and golfed at North Dakota State, reacts after her putt on the first hole during Saturday's ANA Inspiration women's golf tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. USA Today Sports2 / 2

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.—The first LPGA Tour major of the year has a familiar name near the leaderboard—at least to golf fans in North Dakota and western Minnesota. A North Dakota State graduate from Oxbow, N.D., Amy Olson shot a 4-under-par 68 and sits in second place by herself heading into Sunday's final round in the ANA Inspiration tournament.

Olson, at 11-under, is the top American golfer after shooting rounds of 69-68-68 at the Mission Hills Country Club. Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden is the leader at 14-under. Six players are in third place at 10-under.

Olson got to within three shots of the lead at 11-under after a birdie on No. 13, her fourth birdie of the day up until that point. She bogeyed the 14th but parred the next three holes before finishing with a birdie on the par-5 18th.

Olson's best career finish in a major was a tie for 52nd in the 2016 U.S. Women's Open. She came into this tournament with two top-10 career finishes in 87 starts.

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