SINGAPORE– Defending champ Jin Young Ko fired a 2nd successive 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Nelly Korda right into the last round of the LPGA’s Women’s World Championship.
Ko had a 54-hole overall of 14-under 202 after an additional weather-delayed day at theSentosa Golf Club She birdied 4 of her initial 5 openings as well as 2 of her last 3.
“I tried to focus really hard over the front nine,” Ko stated. “I felt, ‘Yeah, today is a good day, so keep going.'”
Americans held the various other leading placements.
Korda shot 68 on Saturday as well as remained in 2nd area, complied with by first-round leader Elizabeth Szokol, that was 3 behind Ko in 3rd area after a 70, as well as Allisen Corpuz, that likewise fired 70.
Second- rounded leader Danielle Kang remained in 5th area after a 72, 4 strokes behind Ko.
Korda stated weather condition suspensions over the previous 2 days “have been really, really long” which she needed to ensure she remained psychologically sharp.
“After the rain delay, I actually bogeyed No. 10 and had to tell myself to refocus because, after such a long delay, just kind of lose it in a sense,” Korda stated. “You’re not in a zone like you were playing nine holes before and you had the momentum.”
Corpuz stated she intends to remain hostile throughout the last round.
“I’ve had a tendency in the past to get a little more conservative, I think, under pressure, and I think just knowing that what it’s going to take just staying aggressive and still trying to play the same way that I did the last three days,” she stated.”I will just try to take that mindset into tomorrow.”
No 1-ranked Lydia Ko shot 70 as well as was at 7-under, 7 strokes behind.
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