Chella Choi and Minjee Lee lead the ISPS Handa Womens Australian Open at the end of day 3 at Victoria Golf Club.
17 year-old Aussie amateur Minjee Lee / Getty
It was a -4 under par 68 Minjee described as a mission, and it has booked her spot in the final group for the second consecutive week, and says playing with a smile on her face is the game-plan;
“Well obviously to make as many birdies as possible but just keep it in play and just keep hitting good shots and getting it close so I can hole the putt, because they weren’t really going in. I’m happy with 4-under, I’m stoked with 4-under really. I just play, I think it kind of lightens it up a little bit because I’m smiling all the time. I have a good chat with my caddie. I think the game plan is always the same. It’s been working so far, so why change it.”
Chella also enjoys playing, and tries to stay focused, it worked today as she fired a -10 under par 62 which included two Eagles, this was the first time she had accomplished two of them in one round;
Chella Choi / Getty
“I try to enjoy playing and just focus on one shot and one shot and just keep putting. I think if I just always hit the green, I have a lot of birdie chances. So I focused on just my shot, before the shot and then shot. I don’t know why I played ten under today, it’s just amazing. I made two eagles today, so first time.”
The leaders are at -13 under par for the tournament, and will tee off together tomorrow morning.
Lydia Ko is in third place at -11 under par following her -3 under par third round 69.
Suzann Pettersen is next at -10 under par, she stumbled through round three carding an even par 72. There are then eight players who are tied in fifth place at -9 under par. The list includes overnight leader, Caroline Hedwall, Morgan Pressel, Amelia Lewis, Holly Clyburn, Karine Icher and Marianne Skarpnord.
Karrie Webb recorded a -4 under par 68 to move to -8 under par, a full five strokes behind the leaders.