WONJU in South Korea — Atthaya Thtikul shot five birdies Saturday on the back nine. She will be leading by one stroke into the final day at the BMW Ladies Championship.
The 19-year-old Thai player finished at 15-under 200 overall after her third round 5-under 67. Lydia Ko, Andrea Lee and both of them were behind by a shot.
Thitikul said, You can be in contention every single week, but its impossible to win every week. So just do real solid, just put your best out there, and enjoy the last 18 holes. Thitikul had a tournament record of nine-under 63 on his first day.
After her incredible run of birdies, including three consecutive ones from No. 13.
Ko, a 17 time LPGA Tour winner, played a bogeyless 66 to stay in contention.
Lee, the overnight leader, could not match her identical rounds of 66. She made three bogeys on Saturday and five birdies to make a 70.