LET/LPGA Tour

ASI Ladies Scottish Open 2018

July 26-29

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian, Scotland

$1,500,000

July 26-29

Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian, Scotland

$1,500,000

Round 3

Jutanugarn & Yang rise to the top of the leaderboard in Scotland

July 28, 2018

A howling wind proved to be a stiff challenge for the leaders on day three of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, but Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang refused to be blown off course.

Jutanugarn & Yang rise to the top of the leaderboard in Scotland

After two days of glorious sunshine at Gullane, the third day was played in very different conditions: around 10 degrees cooler and in a near gale.

Overnight leader Tiffany Joh, who had started at 13-under, made a birdie at the second, but struggled to a nine-over 80.

The pack will be chasing two of the most prolific winners in the field, who shot matching rounds of two-over 73 to share the lead on eight-under.

The 2016 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion and world no.3, from Thailand, Jutanugarn took the lead when the chipped in for eagle on the 16th. She was quickly joined by Yang, a seven time winner, who made a steady birdie on 18.

Although she confessed to not really liking links golf at the beginning of the week, Jutanugarn seems to have been persuaded. With a wide smile, she said: “I would say I didn’t like it much but when the wind start to blow today, but I said, here is the Scottish Open, here is the real one now.”

Yang, who celebrated her 29th birthday on Saturday, felt that putting was the most difficult aspect of the game in the conditions and Australian Minjee Lee, a stroke back in third place, agreed. She said: “There was no break in the wind and it was really, really hard to putt. I missed a couple of short ones, but I think everybody did.”

South Koreans Haeji Kang and So Yeon Ryu share fourth on six-under, while Carlota Ciganda moved into contention with a 68, which was the second lowest score of the day. She started the third round 11 shots back, but is now just three behind on five-under-par.

The big-hitter from Spain, who leads the tournament driving distance stats with an average drive of 294.7 yards, drove to the front of the 18th green with a massive blow which ran approximately 370 yards from the tee before making a birdie on the final hole.

She said afterwards: “I like playing in tough conditions. When we come to the U.K. I’m expecting tough conditions and wind and rain and it’s playing tough, so I like that. Today I think was the first day playing tough. The first two days it was just really nice weather. It was lovely. But I like these conditions better.

“I love links golf, and I love playing in Scotland, the Home of Golf. It’s always fun to come here. I would love to (win), especially before next week.”

Jin-Young Ko, Lee-Anne Pace and Tiffany Joh are tied for seventh, four shots from the lead, while Sarah Kemp’s 67 was the lowest round of the day.

Heading into Sunday’s final round action it could not get much better, with the names that are on the leader board. The defending champion next week at Royal Lytham, In-Kyung Kim, joins Kemp, Georgia Hall, Cristie Kerr, Karrie Webb, Angela Stanford and Mina Harigae in joint 10th place, five from the lead.

With more rain and wind forecast for Sunday, Jutanugarn would be happy with an even par round in the extreme conditions. If the synopsis is correct, then the winner will have earned it.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
67
65
73
205
T1
Amy Yang
-8
66
66
73
205
3
Minjee Lee
-7
67
68
71
206
T4
Haeji Kang
-6
67
69
71
207
T4
So Yeon Ryu
-6
69
66
72
207
6
Carlota Ciganda
-5
70
70
68
208
T7
Jin Young Ko
-4
71
70
68
209
T7
Lee-Anne Pace
-4
68
69
72
209
T7
Tiffany Joh
-4
62
67
80
209
T10
Sarah Kemp
-3
70
73
67
210
T10
Mina Harigae
-3
76
66
68
210
T10
Angela Stanford
-3
71
71
68
210
T10
Cristie Kerr
-3
72
68
70
210
T10
Karrie Webb
-3
71
69
70
210
T10
Georgia Hall
-3
71
68
71
210
T10
In-Kyung Kim
-3
66
70
74
210
T17
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
74
69
68
211
T17
Gaby Lopez
-2
72
70
69
211
T17
Jenny Haglund
-2
72
70
69
211
T17
Brittany Altomare
-2
69
71
71
211
T17
Charley Hull
-2
67
73
71
211
T17
Sung Hyun Park
-2
67
67
77
211
T17
Caroline Masson
-2
68
65
78
211
T24
Jane Park
-1
72
71
69
212
T24
Mo Martin
-1
71
71
70
212
T24
Thidapa Suwannapura
-1
71
71
70
212
T24
Sophia Popov
-1
71
71
70
212
T24
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
69
73
70
212
T24
Yu Liu
-1
70
71
71
212
T24
Mel Reid
-1
71
69
72
212
T24
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
73
65
74
212
T24
Celine Boutier
-1
72
66
74
212
T33
Cheyenne Woods
E
77
66
70
213
T33
Anne Van Dam
E
73
70
70
213
T33
Casey Danielson
E
72
71
70
213
T33
Sei Young Kim
E
74
68
71
213
T33
Jacqui Concolino
E
72
70
71
213
T33
Kelsey MacDonald
E
67
75
71
213
T33
Manon Molle
E
72
69
72
213
T33
Ashleigh Buhai
E
71
70
72
213
T33
Bronte Law
E
68
73
72
213
T33
Ryann O'Toole
E
72
68
73
213
T33
Peiyun Chien
E
70
66
77
213
T33
Jenny Shin
E
66
70
77
213
T45
Lindy Duncan
1
75
68
71
214
T45
Chella Choi
1
75
68
71
214
T45
Kylie Henry
1
73
70
71
214
T45
Christina Kim
1
72
71
71
214
T45
Isabelle Boineau
1
71
72
71
214
T45
Nuria Iturrios
1
74
68
72
214
T45
Annabel Dimmock
1
68
74
72
214
T45
Sarah Jane Smith
1
74
66
74
214
T45
Maria Torres
1
74
66
74
214
T45
Aditi Ashok
1
70
69
75
214
T45
Su Oh
1
68
66
80
214
T56
Amy Boulden
2
69
74
72
215
T56
Katherine Kirk
2
70
72
73
215
T56
Brittany Marchand
2
72
69
74
215
T56
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
71
70
74
215
T56
Wei-Ling Hsu
2
71
70
74
215
T56
Karolin Lampert
2
71
70
74
215
T56
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
71
69
75
215
T56
Mika Miyazato
2
71
68
76
215
T64
Sandra Gal
3
71
70
75
216
T64
Anna Nordqvist
3
70
71
75
216
T64
Marianne Skarpnord
3
70
70
76
216
T64
Nasa Hataoka
3
70
67
79
216
T68
Alena Sharp
4
73
68
76
217
T68
Isi Gabsa
4
70
71
76
217
T68
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
4
70
70
77
217
T68
Ally McDonald
4
69
71
77
217
T68
Caroline Inglis
4
68
71
78
217
T73
Jaye Marie Green
5
74
69
75
218
T73
Robynn Ree
5
72
70
76
218
T73
Paula Creamer
5
71
69
78
218
T73
Jeong Eun Lee
5
68
71
79
218
T77
Lydia Hall
6
73
70
76
219
T77
Xiyu Lin
6
68
72
79
219
79
Lauren Kim
7
68
72
80
220
80
Karoline Lund
9
67
72
83
222
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
2
76
68
CUT
Brianna Do
2
74
70
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
2
74
70
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
2
74
70
CUT
Amelia Lewis
2
73
71
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
2
73
71
CUT
Carly Booth
2
72
72
CUT
Meghan MacLaren
2
72
72
CUT
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
2
72
72
CUT
Morgan Pressel
2
72
72
CUT
Angel Yin
2
72
72
CUT
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
2
71
73
CUT
Ayako Uehara
2
71
73
CUT
Perrine Delacour
2
70
74
CUT
Valdis Jonsdottir
3
74
71
CUT
Klara Spilkova
3
74
71
CUT
Lydia Ko
3
73
72
CUT
Marta Sanz Barrio
3
73
72
CUT
Luna Sobron
3
73
72
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
3
70
75
CUT
Justine Dreher
3
68
77
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
3
68
77
CUT
Olivia Cowan
4
79
67
CUT
Hyo Joo Kim
4
78
68
CUT
Lina Boqvist
4
75
71
CUT
Kim Kaufman
4
75
71
CUT
Rebecca Artis
4
74
72
CUT
Valentine Derrey
4
74
72
CUT
Sarah Schober
4
73
73
CUT
Becky Brewerton
4
72
74
CUT
Emma Talley
4
72
74
CUT
Liz Young
4
72
74
CUT
Noora Komulainen
4
71
75
CUT
Nicole Garcia
5
77
70
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
5
77
70
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
5
76
71
CUT
Felicity Johnson
5
75
72
CUT
Linda Wessberg
5
75
72
CUT
Michelle Wie
5
75
72
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
5
74
73
CUT
Katie Burnett
5
73
74
CUT
Jessica Karlsson
5
73
74
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
5
72
75
CUT
Carmen Alonso
5
71
76
CUT
Camille Chevalier
5
70
77
CUT
Amy Olson
6
76
72
CUT
Gabriella Cowley
6
75
73
CUT
Beatriz Recari
6
75
73
CUT
Leticia Ras-Anderica
6
74
74
CUT
Holly Clyburn
6
73
75
CUT
Catriona Matthew
6
69
79
CUT
Florentyna Parker
7
79
70
CUT
Celine Herbin
7
77
72
CUT
Ana Menendez
7
77
72
CUT
Benyapa Niphatsophon
7
77
72
CUT
Beth Allen
7
75
74
CUT
Astrid de Pradenne
7
75
74
CUT
Vikki Laing
7
75
74
CUT
Camilla Lennarth
7
75
74
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
7
73
76
CUT
Laetitia Beck
7
72
77
CUT
Laura Davies
7
72
77
CUT
Agathe Sauzon
8
81
69
CUT
Hannah Burke
8
77
73
CUT
Whitney Hillier
8
77
73
CUT
Malene Jorgensen
8
77
73
CUT
Trish Johnson
9
78
73
CUT
Hannah Green
9
76
75
CUT
Erynne Lee
9
74
77
CUT
Caroline Martens
10
80
72
CUT
Cydney Clanton
10
78
74
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
10
78
74
CUT
Emily Pedersen
10
76
76
CUT
Chloe Leurquin
11
78
75
CUT
Michele Thomson
11
75
78
CUT
Christine Wolf
11
75
78
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
205
T1
Amy Yang
-8
205
3
Minjee Lee
-7
206
T4
Haeji Kang
-6
207
T4
So Yeon Ryu
-6
207
6
Carlota Ciganda
-5
208
T7
Jin Young Ko
-4
209
T7
Lee-Anne Pace
-4
209
T7
Tiffany Joh
-4
209
T10
Sarah Kemp
-3
210
T10
Mina Harigae
-3
210
T10
Angela Stanford
-3
210
T10
Cristie Kerr
-3
210
T10
Karrie Webb
-3
210
T10
Georgia Hall
-3
210
T10
In-Kyung Kim
-3
210
T17
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
211
T17
Gaby Lopez
-2
211
T17
Jenny Haglund
-2
211
T17
Brittany Altomare
-2
211
T17
Charley Hull
-2
211
T17
Sung Hyun Park
-2
211
T17
Caroline Masson
-2
211
T24
Jane Park
-1
212
T24
Mo Martin
-1
212
T24
Thidapa Suwannapura
-1
212
T24
Sophia Popov
-1
212
T24
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
212
T24
Yu Liu
-1
212
T24
Mel Reid
-1
212
T24
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
212
T24
Celine Boutier
-1
212
T33
Cheyenne Woods
E
213
T33
Anne Van Dam
E
213
T33
Casey Danielson
E
213
T33
Sei Young Kim
E
213
T33
Jacqui Concolino
E
213
T33
Kelsey MacDonald
E
213
T33
Manon Molle
E
213
T33
Ashleigh Buhai
E
213
T33
Bronte Law
E
213
T33
Ryann O'Toole
E
213
T33
Peiyun Chien
E
213
T33
Jenny Shin
E
213
T45
Lindy Duncan
1
214
T45
Chella Choi
1
214
T45
Kylie Henry
1
214
T45
Christina Kim
1
214
T45
Isabelle Boineau
1
214
T45
Nuria Iturrios
1
214
T45
Annabel Dimmock
1
214
T45
Sarah Jane Smith
1
214
T45
Maria Torres
1
214
T45
Aditi Ashok
1
214
T45
Su Oh
1
214
T56
Amy Boulden
2
215
T56
Katherine Kirk
2
215
T56
Brittany Marchand
2
215
T56
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
215
T56
Wei-Ling Hsu
2
215
T56
Karolin Lampert
2
215
T56
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
215
T56
Mika Miyazato
2
215
T64
Sandra Gal
3
216
T64
Anna Nordqvist
3
216
T64
Marianne Skarpnord
3
216
T64
Nasa Hataoka
3
216
T68
Alena Sharp
4
217
T68
Isi Gabsa
4
217
T68
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
4
217
T68
Ally McDonald
4
217
T68
Caroline Inglis
4
217
T73
Jaye Marie Green
5
218
T73
Robynn Ree
5
218
T73
Paula Creamer
5
218
T73
Jeong Eun Lee
5
218
T77
Lydia Hall
6
219
T77
Xiyu Lin
6
219
79
Lauren Kim
7
220
80
Karoline Lund
9
222
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
2
CUT
Brianna Do
2
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
2
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
2
CUT
Amelia Lewis
2
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
2
CUT
Carly Booth
2
CUT
Meghan MacLaren
2
CUT
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
2
CUT
Morgan Pressel
2
CUT
Angel Yin
2
CUT
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
2
CUT
Ayako Uehara
2
CUT
Perrine Delacour
2
CUT
Valdis Jonsdottir
3
CUT
Klara Spilkova
3
CUT
Lydia Ko
3
CUT
Marta Sanz Barrio
3
CUT
Luna Sobron
3
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
3
CUT
Justine Dreher
3
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
3
CUT
Olivia Cowan
4
CUT
Hyo Joo Kim
4
CUT
Lina Boqvist
4
CUT
Kim Kaufman
4
CUT
Rebecca Artis
4
CUT
Valentine Derrey
4
CUT
Sarah Schober
4
CUT
Becky Brewerton
4
CUT
Emma Talley
4
CUT
Liz Young
4
CUT
Noora Komulainen
4
CUT
Nicole Garcia
5
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
5
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
5
CUT
Felicity Johnson
5
CUT
Linda Wessberg
5
CUT
Michelle Wie
5
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
5
CUT
Katie Burnett
5
CUT
Jessica Karlsson
5
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
5
CUT
Carmen Alonso
5
CUT
Camille Chevalier
5
CUT
Amy Olson
6
CUT
Gabriella Cowley
6
CUT
Beatriz Recari
6
CUT
Leticia Ras-Anderica
6
CUT
Holly Clyburn
6
CUT
Catriona Matthew
6
CUT
Florentyna Parker
7
CUT
Celine Herbin
7
CUT
Ana Menendez
7
CUT
Benyapa Niphatsophon
7
CUT
Beth Allen
7
CUT
Astrid de Pradenne
7
CUT
Vikki Laing
7
CUT
Camilla Lennarth
7
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
7
CUT
Laetitia Beck
7
CUT
Laura Davies
7
CUT
Agathe Sauzon
8
CUT
Hannah Burke
8
CUT
Whitney Hillier
8
CUT
Malene Jorgensen
8
CUT
Trish Johnson
9
CUT
Hannah Green
9
CUT
Erynne Lee
9
CUT
Caroline Martens
10
CUT
Cydney Clanton
10
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
10
CUT
Emily Pedersen
10
CUT
Chloe Leurquin
11
CUT
Michele Thomson
11
CUT
Christine Wolf
11