Sei Young Kim prevails at the end of day 3 in the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii.
Sei Young carded a third round -2 under par 70, to post a -12 under par Lotte Championship total going into the final round tomorrow, a one shot lead.
She said through an interpreter that felt she had not played well today;
“I think overall I didn’t have the really good feel for my shots today. Started to get better as the round went on, but my putting wasn’t working too well. Overall it was a pretty tough round.”
“I’m going to enjoy and try to have a good time, when I was playing the final round at ANA Inspiration I was under a lot of pressure.”
” I felt a lot of nerves during that tournament. But tomorrow I’m going to try to do the same thing I’ve done the past three days here and try to enjoy the rounds.”
” I think I’m going to be able to come out with a different outcome tomorrow.”
“For this particular moment right now, no, I don’t feel the pressure. Obviously once I tee off tomorrow I’m not sure what’s going to go through my mind.”
“Because I put a lot of pressure on myself and I was under a lot of pressure last time at ANA, I think it’ll be much better and I will have a different experience tomorrow, I believe.”
I.K. Kim is in second place at -11 under par, her third round -1 under par 71 not quite enough to keep pace with the leader, but is feeling good about her chances;
“I feel good, if I hit a good drives tomorrow and I make some good putts, I think it’ll be very interesting.”
Inbee Park is in third place at -10 under par, following her third round -3 under par 69, and is excited about the final round tomorrow;
“It’s always exciting to play with good golfers, so I’m excited for tomorrow.”
Defending Champion Michelle Wie carded a third round +1 over par 73 on Friday, to fall eight strokes behind Sei Young Kim’s pace.
She said it was an up and down day;
“Up and down day, pretty windy. I felt like I made a lot of birdies, just made a couple stupid errors.”
“Just try to stay patient, you have a game plan. Have to stick on the game plan. The game plan works if you stick with it and do it.”
“Same thing for tomorrow. I’m not going to change anything. Just going to try to play the best I can.”
“Hopefully tomorrow I can go out there and shoot lights out.”
South Korea continues to dominate this tournament, holding the top five places at the end of day 3.