SHIGA, Japan — MomokoUeda of Japan shot a 4-under par 68 on Saturday to lead by one after three rounds in the Toto Classic. Ueda held a one shot lead after the second round.
Ueda shot a total of 14-under-202 for her three rounds. Gemma Dryburgh shot a 65 for the best round. Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand had a 65, but was far behind the pace at Seta Golf Course.
This tournament was won by Ueda in 2007 and 2011.
Japanese player Miyu Nagashita shot a 69, and was two strokes back. Nine other players are within five strokes of the lead, and the field is tightly packed.
Ueda stated that she is not comfortable with the rhythm of her swing and my putting this week. A good rhythm is key to tomorrow.
Dryburgh will be playing in Japan for the second time and will be trying to win her first LPGA Tour title on Sunday.
Ive been hitting the ball well, the Scottish player stated. I hit it closer than usual, which always helps. It was so easy and nice to hit a couple of feet today. It was stress-free.
Dryburgh was questioned about her plans for the final round.
Hopefully, you will remain steady and do the same thing today. As they say, only one shot is enough.