There is a three-way tie at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Oregon.
Germany’s Suzann Pettersen, Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Mi Jung Hur of Korea are tied at the top of the Portland Classic leaderboard at -11 under par following the conclusion of the third round.
Suzann, the defending Champion here said her game is improving;
“My game is getting better and better, today I had a lot of chances on the back nine. Just couldn’t quite drop the putts. Birdied 16, 17 and got a good par out of 18 after being in trouble. But it was a good solid round.”
“I still feel like the low one is out there. Gotta go out tomorrow and just try and birdie as many holes as you can.”
“Doesn’t look like the top players have gotten anywhere, so I did my job and kind of managed to close the gap a little bit, and tomorrow just gotta step on the pedal.”
Mi Jung told reporters that she thinks it is the weather that is responsible for the lack of birdies in this tournament;
“I think the course conditions for today was a little difficult than yesterday, more windier, and rainy; kind of up-and-down weather that’s why the leaders are 11-under par right now.”
“I really want to play aggressive tomorrow, because I got a chance, four years ago, another chance here, so I don’t want to lose anything for tomorrow, so I’m just going to play.”
Carlota carded a bogey on the last hole, which prevented her from claiming the outright lead;
“The first two days the ball striking was really good, and obviously my putter yesterday, it was really hot, and today I didn’t start playing that well.”
“I didn’t put the ball that close from the hole. But my putting was good. I made really good saves for par and made a few good birdies out there. So I’m just excited for tomorrow and let’s see what happens.”
“It would be unbelievable. I mean I think after the International Crown that was very nice tournament. My confidence was, I mean went back, and winning that tournament, playing against the best players, it was great.”
“So after that I felt more confident, and I’m just trying to, yeah, to play my game, don’t think about too much, like about other’s game, just my golf and have fun outside the golf course, and I think that’s the key.”
Three more Ladies are right behind the leaders at -10 under par, I.K. Kim, So Yeon Ryu and Lin Xi Yu who is from China.
The leaderboard is jammed up with five Ladies who have designs on winning, all of them at -9 under par, it will be an exciting final round tomorrow, that’s for sure.