LPGA: South Korean domination in Ottawa
The chances of seeing a South Korean triumph in Ottawa, as part of the CP LPGA Women’s Open, are quite high since Narin An and Hye-Jin Choi find themselves at the top of the standings after three rounds.
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At the end of the first 54 pennants, the two women show a cumulative of 197 (-16). The third round, however, went better for Choi than for An. The latter was joined as she led by two strikes at the start of the day, although she slashed three at par 71 on Saturday.
Choi, for his part, stalled six birdies against a single bogey, to put up a 66 (-5) card.
Choi and An will have to be wary, however, since South African Paula Reto is only one shot behind. Americans Sarah Schmelzel and Nelly Korda are tied for fourth, two strokes behind the leaders.
Maddie Szeryk is the best-positioned Canadian, but it would be a surprise to see her fight for the win on Sunday as she sits tied for 11th, seven shots off the lead. Alena Sharp also moved up the peloton, she who gave a card of 68 (-3) to climb to 33rd place, at -6.
Crowd favorite Brooke M. Henderson had a tougher day, hitting the white object 73 (+2) times. She fell to 60th position, 13 strokes behind the leaders.
Lauren Zaretsky (212; -1) and Rebecca-Lee Bentham (214; +1), the other representatives of the maple leaf still in contention, are at the bottom of the classification.