In her quest to return to the top of the Rolex Rankings Inbee fired a bogey free, lowest score of the day, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship third round -7 under par 66, to post -14 under par for 54 holes, and will have a two shot lead beginning the day on Sunday. The defending Champion is looking to notch up her third win in a row at Westchester Country Club in New York;
Inbee said she is really happy with her ball striking and also her putting;
“Obviously I’ve done something three times before; I won three majors in a row before. I’m just trying to give myself the confidence that I can do it, do another three-time tomorrow.”
“When you’re trying to win the second, third time in a row, it just feels like you’ve done your homework already.”
“So you feel a little bit more relaxed and you kind of know how it feels like and how it’s going to play like.”
“The way I’ve been playing, I’ve really been happy with ball-striking, and today was the best putting day yet.”
Sei Young Kim, who started the day at the top had to settle for second place, those two shots back at -12 under par, following her third round -4 under par 69, on the par 73 lay-out.
Sei Young is comfortable with her position right now;
“I don’t mind my position right now because I feel comfortable.”
“Sounds like I have done this before. So tomorrow I will be aggressive and I will do my best to try to win.”
Inbee will be aware of the threat from her South Korean compatriot, back in mid-April in Oahu, Hawaii, Sei Young “stole” the LOTTE Championship from her by chipping in on the 18th hole to force a playoff, then proceeded to hole out for eagle on the 73rd hole to claim the Victory.
Canadian amateur Brooke Henderson is sharing third place with Suzann Pettersen and Karrie Webb, all at -8 under par, four shots off the pace, and it will be a tough job to try and catch Inbee tomorrow.
Brittany Lincicome moved up the leaderboard to T7 at -6 under par, with her -4 under par 69 third round, she is eight shots off the pace, but finds it fun;
“I was trying not to look at my scorecard, and trying not to look at the standard bearer because you’re trying not to think about, I birdied two in a row, I birdied three in a row; you want to keep it going. But yeah, it’s really fun,”