Qualifier Natthakritta leads Atthaya by 4 in your home LPGA occasion
Pattaya: Regional preferred and qualifier Natthakritta Vongtaveelap kept the leading area after the 3rd round of the Honda LPGA Thailand 2023 at Siam Nation Club Old Course in Pattaya on Saturday when she signed for an eight-under-par 64.
Her card was bogey-free, providing the 20-year-old a 20-under 196 overall and a four-shot cushion over her closest competitor, Thai compatriot Atthaya Thitikul, who moved into 2nd location with a similarly excellent 8 under of her own that provided her a 200 overall.
With the set organized together for the 4th and last round of the competition, fans can anticipate a competitive ending in between the Thai stars as they both fight it out to make their country proud in hopes of duplicating Ariya Jutanugarn’s 2021 success.
With an eagle on her very first hole and 6 birdies en route, Natthakritta stated, “I played actually well today. The crowds were actually huge and we had a great deal of enjoyable on the course.”
Expecting playing together with her fellow Thai rival, Atthaya, on Sunday, Natthakritta included, “I’m simply actually thrilled. She had a great season in 2015, which encourages me.”
After a significant resurgence on Saturday, Atthaya, who remains in a position to win her 3rd LPGA title on Sunday, was pleased with her 8 under on Saturday.
She left to a hot start and birdied 4 of the very first 5 holes to make her intents understood early on that she remained in it to win it.
” I believe psychologically today I was respectable. I did not overthink excessive. I carried out actually well with my ball striking, and when I struck it strong like today, I provided myself opportunities to make a birdie. For me, I will simply do my finest tomorrow,” Atthaya stated.
The Honda LPGA Thailand 2023 has actually currently seen a cumulative overall of 30,000 viewers in its very first 3 days.
Mentioning the substantial crowds that followed their group, Atthaya stated: “I like being out here, in front of the house crowds. They’re constantly cheering for everybody which is fantastic however it’s constantly good to be out here in Thailand.”
France’s Celine Boutier was 3rd on 201 after a five-under 67, while American Lilia Vu, Anna Nordqvist and Maja Stark, both from Sweden, were connected for 4th on 14-under 202.
Ashleigh Buhai of South Africa, South Korea’s Kim Hyo-Joo, world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand and American world No. 2 Nelly Korda were connected for seventh on 203.
In contention: Atthaya Thitikul tees off throughout the 3rd round.