Lexi Thompson, USA, leads ahead of the field on moving day at the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Lexi is on top of the Meijer LPGA Classic leaderboard after 54 holes, shooting a third round -5 under 64, for a -15 under total, and a one shot lead going into the final round tomorrow. The par for the course had to be changed because of severe flooding, the par five 5th hole was played as a par three today, the large amount of rainfall leading to a two-hour delay.
Lexi stayed patient in the wet conditions, and converted a few birdie putts;
“It was just a matter of staying patient, I knew I was hitting it well on the front nine, I just wasn’t making the birdies.”
“But I hit it well all day, so it was all a matter of hitting the shots closer and I guess just taking advantage of like No. 11, reaching that one in two, and making a few putts for birdie.”
Four ladies are tied in second place at -14 under par; Brooke Henderson, Canada, -2 under par 67 today, Lee Ann Pace, South Africa, with the low round of the day of -8 under 61. They were joined on that -14 under score by two ladies from South Korea, Sung Hyun Park, -7 under 62 and Jenny Shin, -6 under 63.
Overnight leader Brooke had a tough round today, but hopes to sink more putts tomorrow;
“It was kind of a tough day out there. I think with the two-hour delay, I was kind of slow starting, but once I got going on the back nine, I felt really pretty great about my game.”
“I would have liked to go a little bit further under par today, but just the course wasn’t giving it to me.”
“So hopefully tomorrow I can drop a few more putts and climb the leaderboard a little bit.”
Lee Ann is playing well with a new set of irons;
“The last few weeks I’ve struck my irons really, really well. I just changed the irons and it’s made all the difference.”
“I played really nicely today. My irons were really good. I was looking at birdie on almost every hole, which was nice.”
Lydia Ko is in the group at -11 under par, a solid round of -5 under 64 keeping her in touch of the leaders;
“It was really solid. On a day like today when you don’t know if you’re going to have further rain delays or how the course is playing.”
“I think it was really important to hit the fairways and I think that I was doing pretty well out there.”
“Hopefully I’ll keep doing that.”