Suzann Petterson pulled ahead of the pack at the LPGA, Suzann Petterson at Ko Olina Golf Club, Ohau Hawaii, with a third round of -4 under par, 68 and a -14 under par total.
Suzann Petterson / Eugene Tanner/The Associated Press
Suzann had a lovely third round of -4 under par, one shot clear of Hee Kyung Seo, who fired in an even better round of -6 under par 66, to trail Suzann by just one shot at -13 under par.
Suzann said she made a couple of adjustments and played the back nine pretty good;
” I found a few little keys yesterday on the range, just to tighten up the swing a fraction after two days in the wind, and I came up the back pretty good. Birdied the first three and just really tried to keep feeding the ball to the hole and trying to stay aggressive. I had one three‑putt, and other than that I played pretty solid. It’s definitely on the challenging side out here. There’s too many good players to start stepping on the brake, but I really hope that they will set up the course in a fun way tomorrow, make the par fives reachable. I love seeing us being able to reach the par fives and tuck the pins. It makes it exciting, it could be for the good and for the bad. But let us have some risk‑reward. I hope they’ll make it a little bit more playful tomorrow, just mix it up, and yeah, just let us go low.”
Hee Kyung Seo said she was trying out a new shorter address routine, something she had watch Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera do at the Masters;
” My caddie Dean Herden always said to me that the shorter routine helps a lot to make more good shots or good putts, but I always struggled when I got to the ball, it was hard to make a shot. But from last week Masters I could see Angel and Adam just didn’t think about anything on the ball, just hit and waited for the result. So I just tried to do that, not think about the bad things or the results and other things but just swing it and feel it, and it helped a lot, I think.”
In third place on her own is Ai Miyazato, three shots back at -11 under par, she won this event last year at -12 under par, so the scoring this year is lower.
Ai reported that the greens are softer this year;
” I think the greens are definitely softer than last year, I think that makes a big difference. I remember it was really tough to make an adjustment with the iron shots last year. Definitely the greens are softer, so you can be a little bit more aggressive than last year, so I think that makes them a little bit more lower this year.”
Stacy Lewis has put herself within reach of taking back the top Rolex Rankings spot and even perhaps winning the tournament as well, Stacy currently sits in a tie for fifth at 9-under-par for the tournament.
Good luck to everyone for tomorrow, I am sure it is going to be an exciting last round of golf.