Ariya Jutanugarn leads the Kingsmill Championship after three rounds at the River Course in Virginia.
Ariya carded a third round -6 under par 65 to lead the Kingsmill Championship at -10 under par, which will give her a one shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow;
“It’s nice, but actually, I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow.”
“But it’s good enough for me to be right here.”
“Normally if I’m tied for the lead or one shot behind, I get a little bit excited, but today I’m not.”
“I just keep playing my game and have fun and enjoy it with every shot.”
They say beware the injured player, and that certain applied to In Gee Chun, who carded the low round of the day, an amazing -9 under par 62, despite not feeling too good, she is now sharing second place with Pornanong Phatlum -6 under par 65 today and yesterday’s leader, So Yeon Ryu carding -2 under 69, all at -9 under par for the tournament.
In Gee was suffering from allergies;
“Because the weather, and because I have allergies. It’s really bad. I did not feel good.”
“And it was a lot of wind today, so I did not play with high expectations, but I could focus on my game better, and I play with Candie and Kelly today, and really thank them for making me feel comfortable.”
“And my friends are here. I was so happy to see them enjoying my play; then I focused more on my game.”
So Yeon made bogey on the last hole to drop out of the tie for the lead, her putts not dropping;
“I was almost going to play a bogey-free round and I made a bogey at the last hole.”
“I was pretty disappointed. But yeah, I hit a bad tee shot, but the rest of the day my playing was pretty great. I’m happy with that.”
“But if I really think about what’s the difference between yesterday, it’s just the putts were not dropping, so hopefully tomorrow I’ll drop everything.”
Pornanong is trying to focus on her game;
“There’s a lot of good competitors out here, and of course everybody is here to win.”
“I only focused on my game, and some of the week it will just come all together, and when that happens, hopefully it’s going to come soon.”
“Right now I have confidence, so that’s what I’ve been working on.”
With more rain forecast tomorrow, there will be a two tee start.