Jodi Ewart Shadoff leads LPGA Mediheal Championship by 4 shots after bogey-free 69

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CAMARILLO CA — Jodi Shadoff has been on the LPGA Tour 245 times and has never had a better chance to win than now. She was bogey-free Saturday and shot a 3-under par 69 to maintain her four-shot lead at the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

Ewart Shadoff scored two birdies on The Saticoy Clubs front nine, and added another on the par-5 14.5. He then maintained a clear card until the end.

She was at 14 under 202, four strokes ahead of Paula Reto, South Africas first LPGA champion, who was in Canada last month.

Ewart Shadoff stated that she was able to lead after each round, beginning with her 64th on Thursday. Either way, its been a great learning week. Tomorrow will be a great learning experience in any way. You can just stick to your routine and youll get a great result.

Andrea Lee, who won the Portland Classics inaugural LPGA Tour event, had a 66. She was tied with Celine Boutier of France (66) and Hinako Shibuno (68).

There were low scores, but Ewart Schadoff did enough to stay in prime position for a victory that took more than a decade to achieve.

Reto was able to play with the 34-year old English woman and knows what shell face.

Reto stated, Shes playing really steadily, real strong and not making any bogeys. So Im going have to try the same and just allow myself opportunities and just try to give myself opportunities. But try not to think too much, have fun, and enjoy it as well.

The struggle for most players is to keep a positive attitude when playing greens that are slower than normal. Lee finally made the adjustment in round 66. She stated that the key to being more aggressive with the putts was to be more aggressive.

Lee said that greens aren’t always as fast as usual. Just get used it and make sure the ball actually reaches the hole to have a chance to make putts.

Danielle Kang, a Pepperdine High School graduate, scored a 68. She was six shots behind Yuka Saso (68), and Xiyu Li (70). This year, she has three runner up finishes in her bid for her first win.

Kang didn’t hide her frustration at the pace of the greens. She said it was so frustrating that she and Hye Jin Choi (72) started playing money games.

Kang stated that the greens are slow and should be cut. I think members feel very upset. They have been coming up and expressing their frustration at the slow pace of the greens for the last four days. Both of us couldnt make it to the hole. We eventually started playing money games and began to smash putts. This is how we began to make birdies on the back 3 holes.

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