Amy Yang from South Korea, still leads the U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.
Amy held off the challenge of Stacy Lewis and carded a third round -1 under par 70 to keep the lead at the top of the U.S. Women’s Open, at -8 under par for the competition, and is taking a three shot lead into the final round tomorrow.
She said she was not worried about her playing partner, just concentrating on her own game;
“I don’t know, I’m just not thinking so much anything like that out there.”
“I just try to hit one shot at a time the best I can do.”
“It was good experience the last two, the final group experience.”
“Me and my coach, we prepared. We practiced hard. I’ll go out there and I’ll just do my best, like what I practice.”
Stacy is in second place, at -5 under par, three shots behind the leader, her -1 under par round was littered with putting errors. She tried to put some pressure on Amy, but found it tough going;
“I mean it’s hard. I felt like I hit some great shots that put a lot of pressure on her, and then she just would respond and hit it right in there with me.”
“There were multiple times today that it was iffy who was away. I mean, we were hitting shots on top of each other.”
“In a sense it’s frustrating, because you’re trying to get closer but you really can’t get any closer.”
“But it’s also what you want, I think it’s great golf.”
“I think we both played really well today given the circumstances, and I expect more of it tomorrow.”
“She’s hitting the ball great, so I don’t see that changing too much.”
“I was watching the leaderboards today, waiting for someone to jump up there and it just never happened.”
“So I think I’ll again go with the same mindset. I like watching the leaderboard, I like to see what people are doing, just to see how the golf course is playing. I’ll go in with the same mindset.”
In Ghee Chun, also from South Korea is in third place on her own at -4 under par, she carded -2 under par 68 today, while Shiho Oyama from Japan, is in fourth on her own at -3 under par, five shots back of the leader.
Defending Champion Michelle Wie is the group at -2 under par for the tournament, she is joined on that score by three more South Korean’s Inbee Park, Mi Hyang Lee, and Chella Choi, who posted the days lowest score of -6 under par 64.
Stacy and Michelle are going to have to work hard to stop South Korea taking out the top spots here.