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Two Americans contending for medals before final round of women’s golf

Golf - Olympics: Day 14

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Gerina Piller of the United States on the 5th tee during the third round of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play golf on day 14 of the Rio Olympics at the Olympic Golf Course on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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After three rounds of play, two of the three Americans in the women’s golf tournament have a serious chance of getting a medal.

Gerina Piller fired a 68 on Friday to move into a tie for second, while Stacy Lewis double bogeyed the 18th to drop from fifth to eighth at 4-under.

MORE: Round 1 recap | Round 2

World No. 1 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) is tied with Piller at 9-under, two strokes back of leader Inbee Park of South Korea.

Top ranked American golfer Lexi Thompson bumbled her way to a 76 and is tied for 21st.

World Top Five golfer Ariya Jutanugarn withdrew with a knee injury.

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