Pace, Diaz share lead through 54 holes at Marathon

Lee-Anne Pace shoots a 68 to catch Laura Diaz for top spot on Marathon Classic leaderboard

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Chie Arimura, of Japan, chips onto the green on the ninth hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Chie Arimura, of Japan, lines up a putt on the ninth hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Chie Arimura, of Japan, acknowledges the gallery on the ninth green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Lexi Thompson acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Laura Diaz tees off on the seventh hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Laura Diaz watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, tees off on the seventh hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jaye Marie Green putts on the 17th hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jaye Marie Green reacts after sinking a birdie putt on the 17th hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jaye Marie Green tees off on the 18th hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jaye Marie Green watches her approach shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Jaye Marie Green acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Laura Diaz lines up a putt on the sixth hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) -- South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace, seeking a breakthrough win in the U.S., shot a 3-under 68 to grab a share of the lead with Laura Diaz in the Marathon Classic on Saturday.

Pace, an eight-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, bounced back from bogeys at holes 11 and 12 to join Diaz at 11-under 202.

Diaz, the leader after each of the first two rounds, nearly holed her drive on the short par-4 ninth before settling for an eagle. But she left a 7-foot birdie putt short on the 18th to finish with a 71.

Rookie Jaye Marie Green shot a 63 for the day's best round and was at 203 along with 2012 Marathon winner So Yeon Ryu, who had a 68.