Jutanugarn siblings 7 shots off rate heading into last round at Honda LPGA Thailand
Pattaya: The 2019 Honda LPGA Thailand is set for an amazing surface as numerous gamers remain in contention for the title on the last day of the US$ 1.6 million competition today.
South Korea’s Amy Yang and Australian Minjee Lee are joint leaders on 201 entering into the last round at Siam Nation Club’s Old Course.
Yang shot a 2nd succeeding six-under-par 66 while Lee made a 67 in the 3rd round of the 13th edition of Thailand’s leading females’s golf competition.
Over night leader Jenny Shin of South Korea struck a 70 to remain one stroke behind the leading duo.
Nelly Korda, who won recently’s Women’s Australian Open, and fellow American Austin Ernst and Ji Eun-Hee, another South Korean, are on 204.
Perth-born Lee made 6 birdies versus an only bogey in her 3rd round that included a spectacular 30-foot downhill putt for birdie on the last hole.
” It was actually hot out there, most likely a little bit more than the other day, however the play was moving along so it was alright,” stated Lee, ranked seventh on the planet.
” I feel I played actually strong. Throughout a seven-week break, I dealt with my method and attempted to get my swing a little faster.”
Lee turned expert in 2014 and represented Australia at the 2016 Olympics.
She ended up 2018 ranked 2nd on the LPGA cash list and 2nd on the scoring average– behind world No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand in both classifications.
Ariya Jutanugarn dips into Siam Nation Club the other day.
The Honda LPGA Thailand is undoubtedly among Yang’s preferred competitions as she has actually been crowned champ in Pattaya two times in 2015 and 2017.
If she succeeds today, she will end up being the very first gamer to declare a hat-trick of wins here.
” I had a great day and I struck a great deal of strong shots and made a great deal of excellent putts. I’m a bit worried to be in the lead and I may get worried out there tomorrow, however I’m simply going to be client and do my finest,” she stated.
The world No. 29 South Korean had a bogey-free round the other day including 6 birdies.
Ariya and her sibling Moriya were the very best scorers amongst 8 Thais after 3 rounds.
Both were connected for 13th put on 208.
Ariya, 23, had 5 birdies and one bogey in the other day’s round.
” I played well on the very first 9 and putted well too. However on the back 9 I was not so excellent and missed out on some putts,” Ariya stated.
” I remained in the very same group today as [China’s] Muni He and she had a huge crowd following her. All the attention was on her. That benefited me.
” I require to practice my putting and attempt to play much better tomorrow.”
China’s He, a popular gamer with both the fans and media, was hectic finalizing autographs for fans after her round.
” I had another eagle today. I struck a remarkable technique shot and the crowd let me understand it ended up close. I simply strolled up and tapped it in,” she stated.
He completed her 3rd round with a 71 for an overall of 212 to remain joint 26th.
” I’m actually pleased to come back to Thailand and attempt to redeem myself from in 2015. Ideally tomorrow I can get a couple of more birdies and go up the leaderboard a bit,” the Chinese stated.
Shin delighted the fans at the 18th hole the other day when she cracked in from about 150 lawns, drawing a big cheer as the ball bounced two times prior to vanishing into the hole.
Shin had an eagle and 2 birdies to end the day in 3rd location.
Korda set the course alight with 7 birdies and a bogey to end up in joint 4th.