Eun-Hee Ji leads the JTBC Founders Cup by one shot after 54 holes at Wildfire Golf Club in Arizona.
Eun-Hee carded a third round -7 under par 65 to post a 54 hole total of -18 under par. She leads Stacy Lewis and Sei Young Kim by one shot in the JTBC Founders Cup.
“Actually, my putting was really good.”
“Actually, my iron shot was really good, too because I was really struggling with my irons the last couple of weeks but it’s getting better this week”
Sei Young carded a third round -2 under par 70, to kind of stand still in this competition, but still shares second place with Stacy at -17 under par.
Stacy, -8 under par 64 today, loves returning to this tournament;
“This week it’s really special to me. I’ve gotten to know the Founders the last few years, especially Marilynn; and just being around them, you see the love and the energy that they have for this game still and our tour, and it’s just a really special week.”
“And I love; you know, I would definitely say I was one of the skeptics at first, you know, with playing for free and the whole thing, but this tournament is a home run and it’s just really cool for the rookies to get to know the Founders and the reason that they get to play every day.”
Jacqui Concolino holds 4th at -16 under par after her -4 under 68 today.
World No.1 Lydia Ko got off to a quick start today, making three birdies in her first five holes, and matched Stacy with the low round of the day, -8 under par 64. She is tied in fifth place at -15 under par with Carlota Siganda and Paula Creamer.
Lydia could still easily win this tournament, she is full of confidence;
“I think when you’re a leader and you know you’re already shooting 5-under through, what, like six, seven holes, you’ve got the confidence; and every fairway it looks like you’re going to hit it, and every putt, it almost seems like it’s going to go in the hole.”
“So I guess that’s why the rough didn’t pay as much as I thought it would do at the start of the week.”