American Stacy Lewis started the third round of The HSBC Woman’s Championship on Saturday with a two shot lead, but with bogey’s on two of the first three holes, would see her advantage quickly evaporate. The number four player in Rolex rankings righted the ship, and birdied out the front nine from the seventh hole and was -3 under par for the day. She will begin her Sunday with a share of the lead on the Serapong Course in Singapore.
The number two player, Na Yeon Choi, started her day with back to back birdies, and after an all day battle with Lewis, would come away with a share of the lead. Choi just wouldn’t go away, and showed why she is second in Rolex points. Both players made the turn at -12 under par, and continued their fight down the stretch to finish their round at -14 under par. This will undoubtedly set up a Sunday battle to settle the score.
Paula Creamer, who was involved in a five car crash leaving Thailand is lurking two strokes back, and not using her accident as an excuse. I wouldn’t count the 13th ranked player out of the Sunday equation just yet. If her heart is any indication, you can be sure she will be a factor in the outcome at the Sentosa Golf Club.
Aria Jutanugarn, the 17 year old from Thailand who triple bogeyed the 18th hole at The Honda last Sunday to lose the tournament to Inbee Park, shot even par to stay five strokes back with first round leader, Azahara Munoz, Danielle Kang from the US, and Sun Young Yoo from South Korea.
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