Lydia started the day trailing by three-strokes, but on moving day, she carded a -2 under par 70 to take the outright lead heading into the final round at -7 under par.
Lydia broke out of a four-way tie at the top by sinking a long putt, at the 18th hole, for her third birdie of the day;
“I think the biggest key around today, well, the biggest difference was the wind.”
” I know it was breezy from the mornings. I knew that it would play a lot tougher than yesterday, because the majority of my round yesterday was played in calm weather.”
“So people, they say it’s moving day on Saturday, but it was really tough out there, because the course is drying out, firming up.”
” And it was tough to get near the pins on some holes.”
Sung Hyun Park, +2 over 74 today and Eun Hee Ji, -2 under 70, trail Lydia by just one shot, both at -6 under par for the tournament.
Two-time U.S. Women’s Open runner-up Amy Yang unfortunately stumbled on moving day, carding four bogeys on her way to carding a+1-over par 73, to fall to -5 under par for the championship and two-strokes back of the leader Lydia.
One thing is for sure, it is going to be a thrilling finish to this ladies Major.