PORTLAND - Former world number one Tseng Ya-ni, trying to end a 17-month victory drought, fired a nine-under par 63 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at the LPGA Safeway Classic. The 24-year-old from Taiwan owns 15 LPGA titles and spent 109 weeks at number one -- a run that ended in March -- but she hasn't made it to the winner's circle in 36 events, since a triumph in the Kia Classic in March 2012. Now out of the world top 10 at 15th in the rankings, she missed the cut in four of her last five tournaments. However, she looked like her old, dominant self on Saturday at Columbia Edgewater Country Club with a round that included 11 birdies and two bogeys. Her 54-hole total of 198 broke the tournament record of 199 set by Swedish great Annika Sorenstam in 2002. –AFP