Shanshan Feng, China, has the 54 hole lead at her home tournament, the Blue Bay LPGA, at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club.
Shanshan took control of the Blue Bay LPGA with a third round +1 over par 73, in very difficult scoring conditions, posting a 54 hole total of -7 under par, and will take a one shot lead into tomorrow’s final round. There is also a chance that she will take over the number one spot in the Rolex World Rankings;
“Overall, I’m happy with my performance today.”
“Given that today was actually very, very windy, I really held up ground, especially with my approach shots to the greens.”
“Obviously I made a lot of mistakes, and I had a lot of recovery shots as well. But overall, I’m happy with the past three days’ performance.”
“I think this is something, I really don’t want to think about because this is something that could happen after the conclusion of the tournament,”
“All I can do is to do my best, play shot by shot and be focused and be concentrated. It’s going to be a joy tomorrow.”
Moriya Jutanugarn, Thailand, made up some ground today shooting -4 under par 68 to take her up the leaderboard into second place at -6 under par for the championship;
“It’s been pretty solid so far this week.”
“It just helps to be patient a lot on this golf course. Some lucky bounce and just; it’s golf. I’m really enjoying this week so far.”
Second-round leader Ashleigh Buhai, South Africa, is in third place at -5 under, she too suffered in the tough conditions carding +4 over 76 today;
“It was quite a frustrating day.”
“I felt like I actually hit a lot of shots like I wanted to, but the conditions just got really tough, especially on the back nine.”
“The greens firmed up a lot. I know I didn’t hit bad shots, so I can’t be too disappointed. Just going to keep doing what I was doing.”
Rolex Rankings World number one Sung Hyun Park is tied for fourth place at -4 under par with Na Yeon Choi, both ladies from South Korea, and both returning -4 under 68 scores today.
Sung is the first ever rookie in the LPGA Tour’s history to ascend to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings, and she is looking for her third win of the year, and with a good finish here will remain in that number one spot.