Two girls share the lead coming into the closing spherical of the Pure Silk Championship at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, Virginia. Moriya Jutanugarn and Wei-Ling Hsu jockeyed for that prime spot over the course of an thrilling Saturday on the LPGA, however in the finish each stand at 10 below for 54 holes.
Jutanugarn made a clutch putt for par on 18 to complete off a 6-under 65. It was a day that additionally included 5 birdies and an eagle at the par-5 seventh. Hsu additionally had a 65 that included eight birdies.
If she wins tomorrow, Jutanugarn would declare her second victory after profitable the 2018 HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. Younger sister Ariya Jutanugarn received the final LPGA occasion, the Honda LPGA Thailand.
“It’s great. It’s always great to come back, of course,” stated Jutanugarn. “Seeing the ball go into the hole and feeling good. Swing is good, but, I mean, tomorrow is going to be new day and you don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m just trying to keep working on what I’m doing and just go out and have fun.”
Hsu, in the meantime, is chasing her first LPGA victory since qualifying in 2015.
“Definitely a little nervous and a little exciting. But also the COVID pandemic in Taiwan–we got so many new case right now, so people are really nervous and the whole country almost shut down. So I’m very happy of my performance on the first round, that I can to show and share with all my friends and family the good news,” stated Hsu who can be in the closing spherical on Sunday for the first time. “I don’t know what I going to end up today, but hopefully I going to have even better performance tomorrow and hopefully I can share this good news to my family and the people in Taiwan.”
The prime of the leaderboard is robust, with Jessica Korda sitting only a shot again at 9 below. Korda had back-to-back rounds of 67 the previous two days.
Lizette Salas is tied for 4 with second-round chief Sarah Kemp. Both girls are 8 below.