Megan Khang birdied 4 of her final 5 holes en path to a 4-under 68 on Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard after three rounds of motion on the CPKC Girls’s Open in Vancouver.
After grabbing a one-stroke lead after two rounds, Khang totaled six birdies towards two bogeys to maneuver to 11-under 205 for the event. She holds a three-stroke lead over South Korea’s Sei Younger Kim, who matched Saturday’s low spherical with a 5-under 67 at Shaughnessy Golf and Nation Membership.
“It was enormous,” Khang mentioned of her sturdy end. “I imply, with I wish to say 13 being reachable, I had a sense like lots of people, a whole lot of the longer hitters had been going to have the ability to get to that inexperienced, presumably make eagle, if not birdie or par.
“And I simply needed to present myself an opportunity up there. I knew the place the pin was it was gettable. Yeah, I imply, that form of began all of it. I needed to hit some actually good pictures getting into; missed few good putts.”
The spotlight of the day got here on the par-3 eighth, the place Kim recorded a hole-in-one. She additionally eagled the par-4 14th and picked up three birdies to assist fight a pair of bogeys.
“That gap form of is just not simple as a result of to the pin is 160 meters,” Kim mentioned of No. 8. “I took the 5-iron and hit the actually stable, ball flight actually superior.
“Lots of people like louder so it sounds prefer it’s obtained in. … So, yeah, really feel nice, superior.”
Fellow South Korean Jin Younger Ko is in sole possession of third after firing a 71 on Saturday. She sits 5 pictures again at 6 beneath 210.
Japan’s Yuka Saso (72 on Saturday) and England’s Georgia Corridor (70) are tied for fourth. Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England matched Kim’s 67 to shoot 27 spots up the leaderboard into sixth, one stroke forward of Australian Hannah Inexperienced (72).
The Swedish duo of Linnea Strom and Linn Grant struggled, as Strom shot a 1-over 73 and Grant posted a 4-over 76. They each sit T8 with Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea (71).
Seven gamers, together with World No. 2 Nelly Korda, are tied for eleventh at 1 beneath.
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