It’s the battle of the Asian gals again! at the LPGA!
Chella Choi, the No. 38-ranked women’s golfer in the world, shot a 29 on her outward nine during Saturday’s third round, the lowest nine-hole score ever recorded in the 70 years of tournament. She finished with a 6-under par 64, one shot off the U.S. Women’s Open record for a single round.
Propelled by her short game, Choi moved to 2-under overall and into a tie for fifth place.
“The key is putting now in my game,” said Choi, who recently switched putters. “This golf course is really narrow, so I try to hit the fairway. I hit the fairway and I hit a second-shot hybrid. I really have good accuracy to the greens.”
South Korea’s Amy Yang, seeking her first major golf title, fired a one-under-par 69 on Saturday to maintain a three-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis at the 70th US Women’s Open.
Yang, who shared the 54-hole lead last year at Pinehurst only to lose the US Women’s Open to Michelle Wie, hopes to become the event’s sixth South Korean winner in eight years.