SINGAPORE — Jin Young Ko (defending champion) shot a second consecutive 7under 65 on Saturday to give her a two-stroke advantage over Nelly Corda in the final round LPGA Womens World Championship.
After another rain delay at Sentosa Golf Club, Ko managed a 54-hole total score of 14-under 200. She birdied four of her five first holes and two of her last three.
Ko said, I tried really hard to focus really hard on the front nine. I felt that today was a good one, so keep going.
Other top positions were held in America.
Korda shot an impressive 68 on Saturday, placing her in second. Elizabeth Szokol was the first round leader and three behind Ko, who had a 70. Allisen Corpuz shot 70.
Second round leader Danielle Kang was fifth after a 72. This was four strokes behind Ko.
Korda stated that weather suspensions in the past two days had been really, really long and that it was important to stay mentally alert.
After the rain delay and I actually bogeyed number. Korda stated that I had to remind myself to refocus after such a long delay. Youre not in the same place as when you were playing nine holes and you had the momentum.
Corpuz stated she intends to remain aggressive in the final round.
She stated that she has a tendency to be more conservative in the past. Its been a problem with me in the past. Its just that I know its going will take to stay aggressive and still try to play the same way as I did the last three day. I will just try and take that mindset into the future.
No. No. 1 Lydia Ko shot 70, and was at 7-under seven strokes behind.