Hee Young Yang (34) carded eight birdies without a bogey on the third day of the CME Group Tour Championship ($7 million purse) on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour at Tiburon Golf Club (Par 72, 6556 yards) in Naples, Florida (USA), to share the lead with Nasa Hataoka (Japan) at 21-under par 195.
After birdieing the first hole, Yang continued her early momentum with back-to-back birdies on the fifth and sixth holes. After adding a birdie on the eighth to cut her deficit to four strokes on the front nine, Yang continued her aggressive play on the back nine.
After birdies on three consecutive holes from the 13th to the 15th, Yang holed her final birdie putt on the 17th to cut eight strokes off her score.
Yang, who was in contention for the title at last week’s Anika Driven by Gainbridge in Florida, USA, where she finished tied for fourth, carried that momentum into this tournament. The victory puts her on pace for another five LPGA Tour victories 카지노사이트.
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka also joined Yang atop the leaderboard with seven birdies and no bogeys for a total of 21-under par.
USA’s Allison Lee, who has been on a roll of late, is tied for third place, three shots behind the leaders, with an 18-under-par total, followed by China’s Lin Shiyu, who enters the final round in a tie for fourth place (17-under-par).
World No. 2 Yin Luning of China is tied for fifth with Lee Minjee (AUS) at 16-under-par 200, while World No. 1 Lilia Bu is tied for seventh with Brooke Henderson (CAN), Nelly Coda (USA) and Ataya Thittitjer (THA) at 14-under-par 202.
Meanwhile, Korea’s Arim Kim (28) and Hyoju Kim (28) are tied for 17th with a 10-under par 206 total, followed by Hye Jin Choi (24) in a tie for 22nd at 9-under and Se Young Kim (30) in a tie for 35th at 7-under. Ji-Eun Shin (31) and Hae-Ran Hae (22) will enter the final round in a tie for 41st place.
The final day of play at the CME Group Tour Championship will be streamed live on JTBC Golf beginning at 2:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday.