Kia Classic. Mirim Lee Has 54 Hole Lead.

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Mirim Lee has the 54 hole lead in the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in California, where three players from the top four are from South Korea.

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Mirim put together a third round -5 under pr 67 to lead the Kia Classic by one shot at -13 under par;

“Course was perfect. Greens little bumpy so greens little tough. It’s okay because I hit great.”

“I just hit straight. Then just thinking hit straight and then I make more birdies.”

Mi Jung Hur holds second place at -12 under par, following her third round -6 under 66 which contained a birdie putt of over 65 ft;

“I think that’s the longest putt I’ve ever made in my life.”

“Was huge, long putt. I’m getting excited to playing tomorrow.”

 ”Definitely feel very, very good right now because I finish with a birdie on the last.” 

In Gee Chun, -5 under 67 today, and Cristie Kerr, only -1 under par 71 today, share third place at -10 under par.

Cristie struggled all day, finally finishing with a three putt;

“Honestly didn’t hit it that great today, I scrambled a lot.”

 “That last pin was really difficult. It was kind of hard to judge the speed through the shadows, and I didn’t do a very good job. 3-putted the last hole.”

In Gee missed some chances today, but is staying patient;

“Stay patient, because first back nine was not really good, so I miss some birdie opportunities.”

“I try staying patient, I made really good back nine.”

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