Stacy Lewis and Meena Lee are locked together at the top of the North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club.
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Stacy had a -2 under par 69 third round, which could have been better. She reached her -9 under par total at the 12th hole, then it all frustratingly dried up;
“It was a bit frustrating, I hit the ball really, really good today and gave myself a lot of chances, but I hit a lot of good putts. You know, some days they go in and some days they don’t. But I really like going into tomorrow how windy it’s going to be, how solid my ball striking was, and you know, it’s going to be a shootout tomorrow.”
” I’ve put myself in this position so many times lately, it’s kind of become normal, which is a good thing. It’s a good problem to have. You know, I like that I’m tied for the lead and I’m not satisfied with today’s round. That’s what I like the most is that I think I’m going to come out tomorrow, you know, just kind of with a little bit more of something to prove instead of, you know, worrying about things. And you know, I gotta go take care of myself tomorrow. That’s the most important thing with the stacked leaderboard.”
Meena shot a -1 under par 70 in the third round to reach her total, and is looking forward to winning again, it has been a while. She hasn’t had more than 29 putts in a single round this week, and thinks #putting will be the key to winning tomorrow;
“My last one was 2006, it’s been a while. I’m very excited and kind of nervous, but I’m enjoying definitely the moment. It definitely is going to be the putting, I didn’t really take advantage of a lot of birdie chances today, so I want to make more birdies tomorrow and see how it goes.”
There are three Ladies tied in third position at -8 under par, Suzann Pettersen, Dori Carter and Julieta Granada.
Suzann is certain she needs to go low to win this title;
“You gotta go and try to go super low, I mean there’s too many in the hunt. Everyone is going to chase the course. So I think you gotta go pretty low tomorrow to win this out right.”
With some big names in attendance you can see what Suzann is referring to, Cristie Kerr, Natalie Gulbis and Christina Kim are all at -7 par, and Inbee Park is one shot further back at -6 under par, all within striking distance. The shootout title will likely live up to the hype.