Ashleigh Buhai takes 5-shot lead into final round at Womens Open

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MUIRFIELD (Scotland) — Ashleigh BuhaiAt the end of the round, he held a 5-shot advantage Womens OpenAfter shooting a 7 under 64 in the third round, Saturday.

Now, she must find a way to win her first major win.

After the second round, the South African won this tournament at Woburn in 2019. However, she finished fifth, her best result at majors.

Buhai is now in a much better position at Muirfield. After a round that featured eight birdies, before a single bogey the last hole, Buhai has a total of 199.

Five of those birdies were on the first seven golf holes. However, the most impressive was the par-5 17, where she chipped in off the green after hitting her putt into the rough.

It was the best round of week, despite stronger gusts blowing than the first two days.

Buhai stated, To be able shoot that score under those conditions, one has to be able te pat yourself on your back, so much that I thought that I was 6 under, and not 7. So, I was 8 down playing the last, and I think I have got to look back at it as probably one of my best rounds of golf.

Hinako ShibunoJapan (66), second-round leader Gee ChunSouth Korea (70), were tied for second. Seven-time major winner Inbee parkAnd Madelene SagstromAnother 2 shots were taken from Sweden.

Buhai is a winner on the European Tour, but has never won an LPGA Tour tournament. However, she has never been in the lead by more than five shots heading into the final round.

However, she is trying to not look too far ahead.

I am most proud of how I just stayed focused, calm, and focused. [today]. This is all I control. Buhai stated that he wasnt thinking about the outcome. I only saw the leaderboard for my first time when I was on 12, but it was 13. Then I thought to myself, OK, thats okay, youre in good place. Remember to be honest with yourself, and focus on what it is that youre trying.

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