A nice round for So Yeon, but pretty much the same as round one. Difference eagle on seventeen instead of par. However she is in position to make a run on the weekend.
Jeongeun Lee6 putter didn't match the rest of her game. She and Nelly Korda took turns missing short putts. But Nelly Korda rebounded on the last three holes. It seem like she is putting faster than before. I don't remember seeing her reading putts from the side. Which has always been part of her routine.
Maybe Yuri Kawamoto return to Japan, will help her make cuts. She is becoming the Shin Ae Ahn of the LPGA. Missing cuts by one shot.
Christina Kim started out with five birdies in a row. Then reality set in and she finished with five bogeys.
After three rounds, thirteen players are in the top-10 and six of them are bunting the ball:
C. Kim 238
The other seven are driving it a lot longer, which is a testament to this golf course being playable for any type of game. You better hope the crazies don't get their wish of rolling back the ball, or else women's golf will become unwatchable for most.
I heard on the broadcast that J. Hollis has Mick Seaborn on her bag. He was with Ai Miyazato forever.
The powerful and erratic Erika Hara is making the most of opportunities this week before returning to the JLPGA.
MHL is T-14 ... maybe it's the shoes .... switched from Ecco to Adidas.
Today was a corker! Inbee Park made a few slight mistakes, but in general she was spot on with her irons. Her putting hasn't looked this good in ages, capped by a brilliant putt on the final hole. Somehow I just knew that was going in. She even had a little luck go her way, like on the one hole where she hit the flag on the pitch and it stopped dead. She has had some struggles in final rounds of late, but boy, she sure seems dialed in right now. Here's hoping she can close the deal tomorrow off of this three stroke lead.
Meanwhile, the super bubbly Ayean Cho was also top notch, like she has been all week. She's murdering the ball off the tee, giving herself plenty of chances, and making clutch birdies like those on 17 + 18. What a great chance, to be paired with Queen Bee in the final round! Plus an excellent chance to have a do-over on the final round from last week. I'm hoping this will be a memorably great performance for her tomorrow, win or lose!
The other Sisters never really made a move. Lee6 was so-so most of the day but finished poorly and has dropped to 4 under, 31st. So Yeon is hovering around the top ten, but at 8 under is probably too far back. Yealimi had some early highlights but was also over par in the end. Mi Hyang is at 7 under, Rocket at 6 under.
Good luck tomorrow to the scintillating final match up of legend versus newbie. Ought to be a blast! Hwaiting!!
"I want to be more polite and humble for the opportunity to play with her tomorrow."
For those who didn't appreciate Sharon Choi, the phenomenal interpreter for Parasite's Director Bong Joon Ho during award season, I give you a taste above of what it could have been like. Ayean looks genuinely annoyed at one point when this doofus interrupts her to translate while she is still speaking.
With Bong, Sharon Choi patiently waited her turn, no matter how long, rephrased Bong's answers into perfectly colloquial English, and did it on the fly without delay, errors or 'ums' and 'uhs'. Even when she was onstage or on TV in front of millions of viewers, absolutely no visible nerves or mistakes.
I believe a significant part of the reason Parasite did so well in American awards was because Choi was so successful at presenting Bong's personality to American award voters through her translations. Imagine if the Korean ladies could have that chance on the LPGA! I bet Ayean Cho would be a gas to get to know!
I didn't get a chance to watch the broadcast, maybe the recording later.
Great rounds by Inbee and A Yean Cho. They need to keep their good play going. Because on that course any player behind them could get a hot putter.
So Yeon had it to nine under after sixteen holes. But she finished with a par on the short par five seventeen and bogey on eighteen. Probably no chance to win, but hope she has a great final round anyway.
Jeongeun Lee6 has always been a mystery since she first joined the KLPGA. There is no doubt that she is a great golfer. But every once in a while those bad rounds pop up. She usually bounce back, so expecting a good final round from her.