ANA Inspiration R3

Patty Tavatanakit moves 5 shots clear

ANA Inspiration 2021 R3
April 01-04
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, California
$3,100,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

ANA Inspiration 2021 R3 - Patty Tavatanakit moves 5 shots clear
Credit: 2021 ANA Inspiration, Gabe Roux

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes


As Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit heads into the final day of the 2021 ANA Inspiration, leading a major for the first time in her young career, everyone from her playing partners to the global TV audience has been marvelling at her maturity, both on and off course.


ANA Inspiration 2021 R3

She takes a five shot lead into the final round, having calmly handled the challenges of the Dinah Shore Tournament Course on a windy day with the same calmness and confidence that she has handled the extensive media interest throughout the week. No one has been more impressed than her caddie,  former golf professional Ryan Hogue, who is perhaps best placed to make observations on the young phenom.  In what is only their first week together, the two have worked so well you would never know their partnership was only agreed on the Friday of last week’s Kia Classic.


ANA Inspiration 2021 R3

Coincidentally, when Hogue, an occasional caddie on both the LPGA and PGA TOUR, recently stepped in at the last minute for Martin Laird’s caddie at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Scot went on to win the tournament. Hogue could not be more impressed with what he has seen in his short time with Tavatanakit commenting, “She is very professional for a 21 year old and definitely thinks more like a veteran than a rookie.”

Despite having slept on the lead for two consecutive nights, the young Thai star showed no sign of stress as she opened her Saturday round with a birdie, explaining, “It’s always nice to have a good start to feel a little bit more comfortable throughout the day. I was hitting it really good. I’m putting so well right now. I am just really pleased with how everything played out. And obviously it was a little tough today, too, towards the end. It was hot. It was getting windy. Even though I shot good scores, the process was still a little bit challenging.”


ANA Inspiration 2021 R3

Ally Ewing, who won her first LPGA title last year at the LPGA Drive On Championship – Reynolds Lake Oconee, playing under her then maiden name of McDonald, shot a blemish-free 66 to propel her up the leaderboard into tied second place with defending Champion Mirim Lee on -9.

The highest placed American felt that recent win would stand her in good stead ahead of the final round stating,  “I think it definitely gives me confidence. To rely on something that you’ve done before I think is a very settling feeling. Certainly it’s a major championship and it’s a little bit different, but I think the biggest part for me when I got that win was the day before and the morning before I tee’d off every day, on Saturday, Sunday I had great conversations with my caddie and just making myself aware of the uncomfortability that I was going to feel and acknowledging that.  If you try to brush it off and put it to the side, then you’re not acknowledging the truth. So I’m going to go ahead and acknowledge that it’s probably going to be tough tomorrow. I’m going to feel uncomfortable at times, but I’ll embrace it and try to do the best I can.”


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ANA Inspiration 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Patty Tavatanakit
-14
66
69
67
202
T2
Ally Ewing
-9
71
70
66
207
T2
Mirim Lee
-9
69
70
68
207
4
Shanshan Feng
-8
67
69
72
208
T5
Charley Hull
-7
69
69
71
209
T5
Inbee Park
-7
70
69
70
209
T7
Moriya Jutanugarn
-6
68
69
73
210
T7
Jin Young Ko
-6
69
70
71
210
T7
Lydia Ko
-6
70
69
71
210
T7
Gaby Lopez
-6
73
67
70
210
T11
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
71
69
71
211
T11
Sei Young Kim
-5
72
71
68
211
T11
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
72
68
71
211
T11
Nelly Korda
-5
71
70
70
211
T11
Yu Liu
-5
71
71
69
211
T11
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-5
72
70
69
211
T17
Jaye Marie Green
-4
71
71
70
212
T17
Hannah Green
-4
71
71
70
212
T17
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
75
69
68
212
T17
Megan Khang
-4
68
73
71
212
T17
Mi Hyang Lee
-4
73
71
68
212
T17
Stacy Lewis
-4
76
69
67
212
T17
Anna Nordqvist
-4
68
70
74
212
T17
Sophia Popov
-4
70
69
73
212
T17
So Yeon Ryu
-4
72
72
68
212
T17
Linnea Strom
-4
75
69
68
212
T27
Mi Jung Hur
-3
71
71
71
213
T27
Christina Kim
-3
70
70
73
213
T27
Jessica Korda
-3
69
76
68
213
T27
Jeongeun Lee6
-3
71
70
72
213
T27
Pernilla Lindberg
-3
72
72
69
213
T27
Gerina Piller
-3
70
72
71
213
T33
Austin Ernst
-2
73
68
73
214
T33
Dani Holmqvist
-2
70
70
74
214
T33
Leona Maguire
-2
67
73
74
214
T33
Azahara Munoz
-2
70
72
72
214
T33
Ryann O’Toole
-2
71
71
72
214
T33
Mel Reid
-2
71
73
70
214
T39
Danielle Kang
-1
72
70
73
215
T39
Yui Kawamoto
-1
71
69
75
215
T39
Hyo Joo Kim
-1
72
73
70
215
T39
Stephanie Meadow
-1
71
73
71
215
T39
Amy Olson
-1
73
69
73
215
T39
Angela Stanford
-1
72
73
70
215
T39
Lauren Stephenson
-1
71
72
72
215
T39
Angel Yin
-1
72
73
70
215
T47
Celine Boutier
E
75
69
72
216
T47
Georgia Hall
E
69
70
77
216
T47
Minjee Lee
E
72
70
74
216
T47
Brittany Lincicome
E
73
70
73
216
T47
Pornanong Phatlum
E
70
75
71
216
T47
Amy Yang
E
70
73
73
216
T53
Cydney Clanton
1
74
70
73
217
T53
Xiyu Lin
1
72
72
73
217
T53
Caroline Masson
1
73
71
73
217
T53
Hee Young Park
1
73
72
72
217
T53
Yuka Saso
1
69
71
77
217
T53
Jenny Shin
1
71
74
72
217
T53
Lexi Thompson
1
70
72
75
217
T53
Maria Torres
1
73
72
72
217
T61
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
71
74
73
218
T61
Nasa Hataoka
2
75
69
74
218
T61
Jennifer Kupcho
2
69
72
77
218
T61
Jennifer Song
2
72
72
74
218
T65
Kristen Gillman
3
72
73
74
219
T65
Ariya Jutanugarn
3
68
75
76
219
T65
Cristie Kerr
3
72
73
74
219
T65
Bronte Law
3
69
74
76
219
T69
Aditi Ashok
4
73
72
75
220
T69
Eun-Hee Ji
4
72
72
76
220
T69
Kelly Tan
4
71
73
76
220
CUT
Brittany Altomare
2
75
71
146
CUT
Chella Choi
2
74
72
146
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
2
72
74
146
CUT
Caroline Inglis
2
72
74
146
CUT
Sarah Kemp
2
70
76
146
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
2
71
75
146
CUT
Lizette Salas
2
74
72
146
CUT
Hinako Shibuno
2
72
74
146
CUT
Aline Krauter (a)
3
73
74
147
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
3
76
71
147
CUT
Marissa Steen
3
76
71
147
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
3
75
72
147
CUT
Albane Valenzuela
3
77
70
147
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
3
75
72
147
CUT
Jing Yan
3
73
74
147
CUT
Jennifer Chang
4
75
73
148
CUT
In Gee Chun
4
73
75
148
CUT
Perrine Delacour
4
72
76
148
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
4
70
78
148
CUT
A Lim Kim
4
76
72
148
CUT
Bianca Pagdanganan
4
75
73
148
CUT
Annie Park
4
77
71
148
CUT
Sarah Schmelzel
4
71
77
148
CUT
Alena Sharp
4
72
76
148
CUT
Carlota Ciganda
5
70
79
149
CUT
Jenny Coleman
5
77
72
149
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
5
78
71
149
CUT
Katherine Kirk
5
73
76
149
CUT
Brittany Lang
5
72
77
149
CUT
Yealimi Noh
5
76
73
149
CUT
Sung Hyun Park
5
71
78
149
CUT
Ayako Uehara
5
73
76
149
CUT
Michelle Wie West
5
70
79
149
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
6
73
77
150
CUT
Mina Harigae
6
78
72
150
CUT
Tiffany Joh
6
75
75
150
CUT
In Kyung Kim
6
76
74
150
CUT
Haru Nomura
6
74
76
150
CUT
Su Oh
6
74
76
150
CUT
Emma Talley
7
76
75
151
CUT
Yani Tseng
8
77
75
152
CUT
Marina Alex
9
74
79
153
CUT
Maria Fassi
9
74
79
153
CUT
Erika Hara
9
78
75
153
CUT
Morgan Pressel
9
77
76
153
CUT
Jane Park
10
78
76
154
CUT
Robynn Ree
10
74
80
154
CUT
Andrea Lee
11
76
79
155