WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Wei-Ling Hsu birdied the ultimate gap Saturday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the third-round lead with Moriya Jutanugarn within the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship.
Jutanugarn eagled the par-5 seventh in a 65 to match Hsu at 10-under 203 on Kingsmill Resort’s agency and quick River Course.
The 26-year-old Hsu, from Taiwan, is winless on the LPGA Tour. She had 5 straight birdies on Nos. 3-7.
“I don’t really think about this much,” Hsu stated. “Just try to hit every single shot the place I want to be. And the iron performance those couple hole are really good. Just I put a lot of ball like right next to the pin.”
Jutanugarn, additionally 26, received the 2018 LA Open for her lone title. The Thai participant’s youthful sister, Ariya Jutanugarn, received at Kingsmill in 2016 and 2018.
Jessica Korda was a stroke again, birdieing three of the final 4 in a 67. She received the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions for her sixth tour title.
Lizette Salas shot a 64 to affix second-round chief Sarah Kemp (69) at 8 below. Salas received the 2014 event.
“Considering I am a past champion, this golf course is playing completely different,” Salas stated. “I’m focusing on visualizing my shots better and I’m obviously executing them more. Putts are feeling good. I think overall my confidence is coming back.”
Giulia Molinaro (63), Ryann O’Toole (66) and Lauren Stephenson (67) have been 7 below.