PORTLAND, Ore. — Andrea Lee and Lilia Vu each reached No. 1 within the girlss world novice rating once they had been in faculty. Now theyve a shot at their first LPGA Tour victory.
Vu had 4 birdies on the again 9 and had a 3-under 69 on Saturday and Lee completed robust with a 67 to share the lead with Ayaka Furue (67) of Japan going within the ultimate spherical of the AmazingCre Portland Basic.
Lee starred at Stanford and stated the Columbia Edgewater course reminds her of the Cardinals residence course with its tree-lined fairways. Vu was an All-American at UCLA who earned her LPGA Tour card again for this 12 months by way of the Epson Tour.
Furue, who received the Women Scottish Open this 12 months, joined them at 13-under 203.
None of them might discover a lot separation with so many gamers within the combine, and when the day ended, 10 gamers had been inside three pictures of the lead.
I am simply going to go on the market and have a great time and let the golf do what its going to do, Vu stated.
Former Ladiess British Open champion Hinako Shibuno had a 66 and was one shot behind together with Paula Reto of South Africa, who had a 67, former Ladiess PGA champion Hannah Inexperienced (68) and Daniela Darquea of Ecuador, who had a most fun spherical of 68.
Darquea holed out for eagle from the green on the ninth gap to get again within the sport after which completed with a 25-foot birdie putt.
Esther Henseleit of Germany had a 71 and was two pictures behind together with Ryann OToole (67), whereas the group three pictures behind included Carlota Ciganda of Spain and Maja Stark of Sweden, who performed at Oklahoma State.
Stark is taking part in her first match as an LPGA Tour member. She received 4 instances on the Women European Tour this 12 months, the final one coming within the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Northern Eire that was co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and counted as a win.
Stark was one shot behind when she three-putted from about 12 ft on the par-3 sixteenth gap and made what she known as a fast double bogey. Even so, shes very a lot within the combine, similar to so many others.
Theres so many ladies across the lead, so I assume it should be like round 20 individuals nonetheless taking part in for the win, Henseleit stated. Simply attempt to exit and shoot one thing low and see if it is your day tomorrow.
Additionally three pictures behind was Caroline Inglis, a member at Columbia Edgewater who had loads of assist all through all the day.
It is so good. Like I am going to make like a tap-in for bogey or one thing and so theyre like clapping. It is like, Simmer down. However no, it is good to have so many acquainted faces and have a great crowd cheering me. You do not get that fairly often, so it is fairly particular.
Brooke Henderson of Canada was 4 pictures behind. Nelly Korda had a 69 and was six pictures behind. Korda must win to have an opportunity to return to No. 1 on the planet.