On moving day Ariya Jutanugarn makes a move, to the top of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic leaderboard.
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An amazing third round of -9 under par 63 moved Ariya to the top of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic leaderboard, with her -14 under par total, and a three shot lead going into the final round tomorrow.
This score was Ariya’s lowest ever 18 hole total, and equaled the 18-hole scoring record at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, Senator Course.
She was obviously very excited, except for the bogey on the second hole, and is looking forward to final round tomorrow;
“A little bit excited.”
“Tomorrow going to be so much fun. I just want to enjoy and have fun tomorrow.”
“I mean, I just; after I make birdie on 10 I feel better, because I miss few putt on the front nine, so after I have birdie I feel like, okay, just make more and, like every; when I go at the tee shot I just feel like, okay, just make birdie on this hole, and I did.”
Ryann O’Toole, -4 under 68 today, and Minjee Lee, also -4 under 68, share second place, those three shots back at -11 under par.
At -10 under is yesterdays leader So Yeon Ryu, -1 under par 71 today no where good enough to keep the leader in sight.
Stacy Lewis,-4 under 68 today and Morgan Pressel, -2 under 70, are next in line at -9 under par.
Stacy, bemoaned having downhill sliding putts today;
“Just got on the wrong side of the holes today, had a lot of tough putts, a lot of downhill sliders, and played a lot better than the score, which I guess is a good thing going into the final round.”
“I know a low number is still out there, but definitely left some out there today.”
First round leader Laetitia Beck, -2 under 70 today, and in the group at -8 under, was relaxed today;
“Today I had much less pressure, obviously knowing that I’m not leading and having to kind of, like, keep that lead, it made it so much easier today.”
“I wanted to enjoy the day, and I had less pressure than I did yesterday so I didn’t have to handle the same nerves, and I was just putting a little better and hitting a little better overall.”