Chevron Championship R3

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Jennifer Kupcho back in the lead by six shots
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April 3, 2022
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Chevron Championship 2022 R3

March 31 - April 03
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, California
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Jennifer Kupcho fired nine birdies and a single bogey on Saturday for an 8-under 64 to set the low round of the week, as well as a new personal best. She takes the lead of the Chevron Championship at 16-under and beat the 54-hole record at Mission Hills with her 200, which is also her lowest three-round score at any major championship.

Chevron Championship 2022 R3

“Everything was working," said the American. "I mean, seriously this week I think my putting is definitely the props. I have putted really well, and you got to make putts in a major championship.”

Chevron Championship 2022 R3

As well as looking for her first major championship title, Kupcho also wants to become the fourth Rolex First-Time Winner of the season. She’s only co-led/led after 54 holes once in her career, at the 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational, where she finished third. She has come close before in a major-championship, most notably at the 2019 Amundi Evian Championship finishing in a tie for second.

“I can't control what anyone else is doing, so if I just go out and play my game, I mean, someone else can go out and do what I did today,” said Kupcho. “So really just go out and focus on hitting the fairways and greens and putting good strokes on putts.”

Chevron Championship 2022 R3

Six shots back in solo second lies defending champion Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand. A comeback win tomorrow would make her only the second player in the major’s history to successfully defend the title, last achieved by Annika Sorenstam (2001, 2002), as well as the eighth player to earn at least two Chevron Championship victories.

“I like chasing. Yeah, for sure. Better feeling. You play without fear and I love doing that,” said Tavatanakit.

Jessica Korda, making her 12th appearance in the major championship, posted a 5-under 67 to move into solo third at 9-under. The six-time LPGA Tour winner’s best finish in any major is a tie for fourth, which she earned twice in 2018 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and Chevron Championship.

Annie Park sits in fourth at 7-under after a 1-over 73. Park played in the day’s final grouping with 36-hole leader Hinako Shibuno, who fell to 4-under overall after a 5-over 77.

“Even though it wasn’t the results that I wanted, but it was the process that I wanted. That's exactly what I needed out there. I gave it a 100% out there,” said Park. “I had some tough breaks and that's nothing that I can control, but I had some, I executed a lot of shots that I was very happy about.”

Chevron Championship 2022 R3

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Jennifer Kupcho-1666-70-64200
2Patty Tavatanakit-1067-69-70206
3Jessica Korda-971-69-67207
4Annie Park-769-67-73209
T5Brooke M. Henderson-672-71-67210
T5Hannah Green-670-72-68210
T5Lexi Thompson-669-70-71210
T5Gabriela Ruffels-668-71-71210
T5Nanna Koerstz Madsen-671-67-72210
T5Hyo Joo Kim-670-67-73210
T11Yuka Saso-575-70-66211
T11Atthaya Thitikul-574-68-69211
T11Ryann O'Toole-573-69-69211
T11Charley Hull-571-71-69211
T11Madelene Sagstrom-571-70-70211
T11Lydia Ko-568-73-70211
T11Pia Babnik-570-70-71211
T11Sarah Schmelzel-569-71-71211
T11Celine Boutier-570-69-72211
T11Sei Young Kim-570-67-74211
T21Stephanie Meadow-473-72-67212
T21Pajaree Anannarukarn-468-71-73212
T21Caroline Masson-468-71-73212
T21Minjee Lee-466-73-73212
T21Hinako Shibuno-469-66-77212
T26Brittany Altomare-376-68-69213
T26Moriya Jutanugarn-373-71-69213
T26Wichanee Meechai-372-70-71213
T26Ayaka Furue-371-71-71213
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T52Nasa HataokaPar71-74-71216
T52Jin Young KoPar74-68-74216
T54Alana Uriell+174-71-72217
T54Chella Choi+173-72-72217
T54Sophia Popov+171-74-72217
T54Pernilla Lindberg+173-71-73217
T54Lizette Salas+174-69-74217
T54Brooke Seay (a)+172-70-75217
T54Na Rin An+172-70-75217
T54In Gee Chun+171-71-75217
T54Jaye Marie Green+170-72-75217
T54Marina Alex+170-72-75217
T54Giulia Molinaro+173-68-76217
T65Cheyenne Knight+274-71-73218
T65Perrine Delacour+275-69-74218
T65Bronte Law+271-71-76218
T68Aditi Ashok+376-69-74219
T68Mi Hyang Lee+373-71-75219
T68Austin Ernst+371-73-75219
T68Jodi Ewart Shadoff+371-72-76219
T68Charlotte Thomas+371-71-77219
T73So Yeon Ryu+476-68-76220
T73Lauren Stephenson+469-75-76220
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Kelly TanCUT77-69146
In Kyung KimCUT75-71146
Jeongeun Lee5CUT75-71146
Cydney ClantonCUT73-73146
Isabella Fierro (a)CUT73-73146
Sarah KempCUT73-73146
Min LeeCUT71-75146
A Lim KimCUT70-76146
Jenny ColemanCUT75-72147
Amy OlsonCUT75-72147
Natasha Andrea Oon (a)CUT74-73147
Angel YinCUT74-73147
Yu LiuCUT72-75147
Su OhCUT74-74148
Gaby LopezCUT72-76148
Lilia VuCUT72-76148
Emily Kristine PedersenCUT70-78148
Angela StanfordCUT77-72149
Sung Hyun ParkCUT75-74149
Sakura YokomineCUT75-74149
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