CME Group Tour Championship R3

Kim leading, Hull moves into contention

November 21-24
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida
$5,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


England’s Charley Hull moved into contention at the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida with a third-round 66.

Hull posted seven birdies, five of which came on the back nine, to move into fourth spot and within five shots of leader Sei Young Kim.

Her only bogey of the day came at the par-three fifth.

South Korean Kim heads into the final round on 16 under and with a one-shot lead over American Nelly Korda after a bogey-free 68.


Korda drew closer with a round of 66 on the Naples course, and Germany’s Caroline Masson is four shots back in third.

England’s Bronte Law shot a 68 and is tied for ninth, two shots behind Hull.

Georgia Hall is a further two shots back after a 71.


Vare Tophy updates

Jin Young Ko would need to record a total score of 271 (-17) or better at the CME Group Tour Championship to end the season with a scoring average below 69. Her scoring average would be 68.9877 with a 271 (-17). Ko is currently at 206 (-10) through three days of play.

After the third round, Ko remains in the lead with the lowest scoring average of the 2019 LPGA Tour season. Ko holds a 0.362 lead entering the final round. Ko has recorded three sub-par rounds this week compared to Hyo Joo Kim with two sub-par rounds.

Player
Entering the Week
After Round 1
After Round 2
After Round 3
Difference
Jin Young Ko
69.052
69.077
69.076
69.038
Hyo Joo Kim
69.361
69.411
69.432
69.4
0.362

Official Money List scenarios

Heading into the final round of the 2019 LPGA Tour season, Jin Young Ko has earned $2,714,281 and leads the Official Money List standings by $721,791. With this week’s winner receiving $1.5 million, the following eight players on the Official Money List have the chance to pass Ko, depending on Ko’s finish. Ko heads into the final round in a tie for fifth at -10.

  • If Jeongeun Lee6 (-8, T16) wins the CME Group Tour Championship, she wins the money title 
  • Brooke Henderson (-10, T5) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 4th or worse
  • Minjee Lee (+4, T52) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 4th or worse 
  • Lexi Thompson (-9, T9) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 5th or worse 
  • Nelly Korda (-15, second) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 5th or worse 
  • Sei Young Kim (-16, first) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 24th or worse 
  • Hyo Joo Kim (-5, T24) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 24th or worse
  • Danielle Kang (-9, T9) must win and have Jin Young Ko finish solo 34th or worse
  • Sung Hyun Park, who was third on the Official Money List, had the chance to pass to Ko, but she withdrew following her third round due to injury.

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RSM Classic R2

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-16
65
67
68
200
2
Nelly Korda
-15
67
68
66
201
3
Caroline Masson
-12
68
66
70
204
4
Charley Hull
-11
72
67
66
205
T5
Jin Young Ko
-10
71
69
66
206
T5
Jessica Korda
-10
70
67
69
206
T5
Su Oh
-10
69
67
70
206
T5
Brooke M. Henderson
-10
68
67
71
206
T9
Amy Yang
-9
71
68
68
207
T9
Danielle Kang
-9
69
70
68
207
T9
Bronte Law
-9
69
70
68
207
T9
So Yeon Ryu
-9
67
72
68
207
T9
Mi Jung Hur
-9
70
68
69
207
T9
Yu Liu
-9
71
66
70
207
T9
Lexi Thompson
-9
70
67
70
207
T16
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
76
66
66
208
T16
Jeongeun Lee6
-8
72
67
69
208
T16
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-8
68
70
70
208
19
Georgia Hall
-7
67
71
71
209
T20
Brittany Altomare
-6
69
72
69
210
T20
Ally McDonald
-6
74
66
70
210
T20
Carlota Ciganda
-6
73
67
70
210
T20
Marina Alex
-6
68
70
72
210
T24
Inbee Park
-5
72
73
66
211
T24
Hyo Joo Kim
-5
73
71
67
211
T24
Alena Sharp
-5
71
71
69
211
T24
Katherine Kirk
-5
72
69
70
211
T24
Jing Yan
-5
74
65
72
211
T24
Lizette Salas
-5
68
71
72
211
T24
Nasa Hataoka
-5
70
68
73
211
T31
Jennifer Kupcho
-3
72
72
69
213
T31
Azahara Munoz
-3
71
73
69
213
T33
Jenny Shin
-2
69
75
70
214
T33
Shanshan Feng
-2
71
71
72
214
T33
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-2
73
65
76
214
T36
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
69
75
71
215
T36
Cheyenne Knight
-1
71
71
73
215
T36
Megan Khang
-1
70
71
74
215
T39
Celine Boutier
E
76
73
67
216
T39
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
75
73
68
216
T39
Chella Choi
E
69
74
73
216
T39
Amy Olson
E
71
71
74
216
T43
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
75
73
69
217
T43
Mi Hyang Lee
1
75
72
70
217
T43
Annie Park
1
74
73
70
217
T43
Eun-Hee Ji
1
73
73
71
217
T43
Jasmine Suwannapura
1
73
72
72
217
T43
Lydia Ko
1
73
70
74
217
T43
Morgan Pressel
1
72
71
74
217
T50
Gaby Lopez
2
74
73
71
218
T50
Anna Nordqvist
2
72
75
71
218
T52
Hannah Green
4
76
71
73
220
T52
Kristen Gillman
4
75
72
73
220
T52
Stacy Lewis
4
73
73
74
220
T52
Minjee Lee
4
71
74
75
220
56
Ashleigh Buhai
5
71
79
71
221
T57
Jaye Marie Green
6
76
75
71
222
T57
Angel Yin
6
74
73
75
222
59
Mirim Lee
8
73
73
78
224
60
Sung Hyun Park
7
71
73
79
223
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