ANA Inspiration R3

Henderson & Korda tied for lead at 12-under

September 10-13
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, California
$3,100,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Having started her round six shots behind overnight leader Nelly Korda, Brooke Henderson equalled the front nine record of 30 on Saturday and closed with a 7-under 65 to share the lead with Korda in the ANA Inspiration.


“Sort of an easy start which was nice, and relaxed a little bit,” said Henderson. “Being moving day, I wanted to get a solid round out there and try to climb the leaderboard as much as possible. Still a lot of golf to be played, but nice to see my name up there. And hopefully, tomorrow I can post a similar round.”

Korda’s own front nine was more difficult particularly on the sixth hole when she hit a 5-wood into the rough instead of over the water leading to a double bogey. She recovered with three birdies on the back nine for a 71.



A 5-under 67 has Katherine Kirk just two strokes off the lead at 10-under.

“I pretty much executed my game plan and hopefully I can be a little bit sharper tomorrow, maybe make a few more putts but overall, I’m pretty happy,” said Kirk. “There are some leaderboards on the back and I did take a quick glance a few times. This golf course is not easy, and you must hit fairways to have a chance of making any birdies. That was the quickest way to get me focused, was to realize I’ve got tough shots ahead of me. I’ve got to go hit good shots, forget about the leaderboard and just go play golf.”


Amateurs Rose Zhang and Gabriela Ruffels are making the most of their exemptions into the ANA Inspiration. Zhang, who won last month’s U.S. Women’s Amateur over Ruffels, holed out from 150 yards for eagle at the par-4 fourth and heads to the final round at -8 overall, tied for seventh.

“I’m super satisfied with how I played. Starting in the front, I wasn’t exactly hitting the ball where I wanted to, so I had to make a lot of clutch par putts,” said Zhang, who tied for 60th in the 2018 ANA Inspiration after winning the ANA Junior Inspiration. “After the eagle hole-out, which I didn’t expect, I started getting a little bit of momentum and overall, I’m just super satisfied with how I played.”



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Ruffels captured the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur title and came close to successfully defending before falling to Zhang. The University of Southern California senior heads to Sunday’s final round in a tie for 14th at -6.

“It was a great experience at the U.S. Am, all the pressure and expectation, and I handled it pretty well,” said Ruffels, who hails from Australia but currently lives just 20 miles from Mission Hills in Indian Wells, Calif. “This is a different stage, best in the world out here, so it’s just a great experience and I’m always trying to learn as much as I can.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Brooke M. Henderson
-12
68
71
65
204
T1
Nelly Korda
-12
66
67
71
204
T3
Katherine Kirk
-10
72
67
67
206
T3
Mirim Lee
-10
70
65
71
206
T3
Lexi Thompson
-10
70
67
69
206
6
Carlota Ciganda
-9
70
70
67
207
T7
Maria Fernanda Torres
-8
70
69
69
208
T7
Stacy Lewis
-8
70
71
67
208
T7
Mel Reid
-8
69
70
69
208
T7
Rose Zhang (a)
-8
71
69
68
208
T11
Danielle Kang
-7
68
71
70
209
T11
Mi Hyang Lee
-7
69
70
70
209
T11
Yu Liu
-7
68
71
70
209
T14
Nasa Hataoka
-6
70
73
67
210
T14
Moriya Jutanugarn
-6
71
70
69
210
T14
Sei Young Kim
-6
69
70
71
210
T14
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-6
71
68
71
210
T18
Brittany Altomare
-5
71
71
69
211
T18
Christina Kim
-5
70
69
72
211
T18
Ally McDonald
-5
71
69
71
211
T21
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-4
71
73
68
212
T21
Kristen Gillman
-4
69
72
71
212
T21
Ariya Jutanugarn
-4
73
71
68
212
T21
Lydia Ko
-4
69
74
69
212
T21
Minjee Lee
-4
71
69
72
212
T21
Hinako Shibuno
-4
70
75
67
212
T21
Kelly Tan
-4
68
70
74
212
T28
Marina Alex
-3
73
69
71
213
T28
In Gee Chun
-3
67
71
75
213
T28
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
68
69
76
213
T28
Jennifer Kupcho
-3
72
72
69
213
T28
Xiyu Lin
-3
69
77
67
213
T28
Leona Maguire
-3
73
72
68
213
T28
Linnea Strom
-3
72
69
72
213
T28
Amy Yang
-3
71
72
70
213
T36
Georgia Hall
-2
69
71
74
214
T36
Cristie Kerr
-2
71
70
73
214
T36
Caroline Masson
-2
71
73
70
214
T36
Stephanie Meadow
-2
70
71
73
214
T36
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70
71
73
214
T36
Sung Hyun Park
-2
69
73
72
214
T36
Sarah Schmelzel
-2
70
73
71
214
T36
Angel Yin
-2
74
67
73
214
T44
Perrine Delacour
-1
74
69
72
215
T44
Megan Khang
-1
70
73
72
215
T44
Inbee Park
-1
73
72
70
215
T44
Madelene Sagstrom
-1
67
74
74
215
T44
Lizette Salas
-1
74
74
67
215
T49
Pajaree Anannarukarn
E
72
70
74
216
T49
Austin Ernst
E
71
73
72
216
T49
Brittany Lang
E
70
72
74
216
T49
Gaby Lopez
E
72
75
69
216
T53
Celine Boutier
1
75
71
71
217
T53
Maria Fassi
1
73
72
72
217
T53
Hannah Green
1
69
74
74
217
T53
In Kyung Kim
1
71
75
71
217
T53
Anne van Dam
1
70
74
73
217
T58
Eun-Hee Ji
2
71
74
73
218
T58
Yui Kawamoto
2
71
74
73
218
T58
Yealimi Noh
2
75
71
72
218
T58
Patty Tavatanakit
2
73
72
73
218
T62
Caroline Inglis
3
74
74
71
219
T62
Brittany Lincicome
3
69
75
75
219
T62
Amy Olson
3
79
68
72
219
T62
Alena Sharp
3
75
71
73
219
T62
Angela Stanford
3
75
72
72
219
T62
Lei Ye (a)
3
74
69
76
219
T68
Emilia Migliaccio (a)
4
74
71
75
220
T68
Annie Park
4
71
73
76
220
70
Azahara Munoz
5
75
72
74
221
71
Ryann O’Toole
6
71
77
74
222
T72
Dana Finkelstein
7
72
76
75
223
T72
Esther Henseleit
7
74
71
78
223
T74
Pernilla Lindberg
9
76
72
77
225
T74
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
9
77
71
77
225
76
Nicole Broch Larsen
10
72
76
78
226
CUT
Chella Choi
5
76
73
149
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
5
77
72
149
CUT
Tiffany Joh
5
76
73
149
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jessica Korda
5
74
75
149
CUT
Andrea Lee
5
74
75
149
CUT
Morgan Pressel
5
77
72
149
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
5
74
75
149
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jing Yan
5
76
73
149
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
6
75
75
150
CUT
Cydney Clanton
6
74
76
150
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
6
76
74
150
CUT
Haru Nomura
6
74
76
150
CUT
Su Oh
6
72
78
150
CUT
Gerina Piller
6
75
75
150
CUT
Jennifer Song
6
73
77
150
CUT
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
7
73
78
151
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
7
76
75
151
CUT
Hee Young Park
8
79
73
152
CUT
Emma Talley
8
76
76
152
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
8
77
75
152
CUT
Bronte Law
9
79
74
153
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
9
77
76
153
CUT
Ayako Uehara
11
77
78
155
WD
Klara Spilkova
3
75
75
WD
Dani Holmqvist
8
80
80
WD
Jenny Shin
E
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