Leona Maguire shoots day’s best to tie Lydia Ko in chasing LPGA’s largest prize

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Maguire is chasing her second title while Ko is close to claiming her second straight LPGA Tour player of the year.
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November 20, 2022
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The largest cheque in women’s golf was on the line after Leona Maguire shot the third round’s best score to share the top of the CME Group Tour Championship leaderboard with Lydia Ko.

The Irishwoman, 27, started the day seven strokes behind her New Zealander opponent, but raced into contention with a bogey-free 63 that was just one off the season-ending tournament’s record set by Ko in 2016.

The 20th-ranked player had nine birdies, including five in a six-hole run between holes eight and thirteen, at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, to finish at 15 under with Ko.

“I was just dialled in today,” Maguire said after play.

“My caddie has been talking the last two weeks all about patience and patience and they’re going to drop. Finally, they did today, which was nice.

Maguire is chasing a second title, to go with the trophy she claimed at this year’s Drive On Championship, and victory in the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) event would ensure she passes the four-million-dollar (£3.2million) mark for career earnings.

Third-ranked Ko, meanwhile, had her worst round at this year’s tournament, carding 70 after mixing four birdies with two bogeys.

The 25-year-old began the week with a one-point lead for LPGA player of the year and remains on track to also lift her second straight Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.

Scotlands Gemma Dryburgh and Jeongeun Lee of South Korea were five strokes back from the leaders at 10 under, with Englishwomen Georgia Hall and Jodi Ewart Shadoff at seven under and six under, respectively.

Pos.PlayerScoresTo ParTotal
T1Leona Maguire69-69-63-15201
T1Lydia Ko65-66-70-15201
T3Jeongeun Lee670-68-68-10206
T3Gemma Dryburgh67-70-69-10206
T5Brooke M. Henderson68-74-65-9207
T5Anna Nordqvist68-69-70-9207
T7Danielle Kang66-74-68-8208
T7Pajaree Anannarukarn66-73-69-8208
T7Nasa Hataoka70-67-71-8208
T7Hyo Joo Kim67-69-72-8208
11Georgia Hall71-69-69-7209
T12Moriya Jutanugarn71-70-69-6210
T12Madelene Sagstrom71-70-69-6210
T12Jodi Ewart Shadoff72-67-71-6210
T12Minjee Lee71-68-71-6210
T12Stacy Lewis69-70-71-6210
T12Sophia Schubert68-71-71-6210
T12Nelly Korda68-69-73-6210
T19Celine Boutier71-71-69-5211
T19Atthaya Thitikul73-67-71-5211
T19Lizette Salas70-69-72-5211
T22Jennifer Kupcho73-71-68-4212
T22Alison Lee71-72-69-4212
T22Andrea Lee70-73-69-4212
T22In Gee Chun74-68-70-4212
T22Xiyu Janet Lin73-69-70-4212
T22Caroline Masson72-70-70-4212
T28Chella Choi73-71-69-3213
T28Lilia Vu70-73-70-3213
T28Marina Alex73-69-71-3213
T28Sei Young Kim68-74-71-3213
T28Ayaka Furue72-69-72-3213
T28Amy Yang68-70-75-3213
T34Hinako Shibuno74-71-69-2214
T34Allisen Corpuz71-71-72-2214
T34Ally Ewing71-71-72-2214
T34Narin An70-72-72-2214
T34Megan Khang68-72-74-2214
T34Matilda Castren70-69-75-2214
T40Charley Hull71-78-67Par216
T40Ashleigh Buhai77-71-68Par216
T40Lexi Thompson74-74-68Par216
T40Jin Young Ko72-75-69Par216
T40Hannah Green74-71-71Par216
T40Sarah Schmelzel70-72-74Par216
T40Gaby Lopez71-70-75Par216
T40A Lim Kim72-67-77Par216
T48Nanna Koerstz Madsen73-72-72+1217
T48Maja Stark74-68-75+1217
T50Pornanong Phatlum76-73-69+2218
T50Ryann O'Toole78-70-70+2218
T50Cheyenne Knight73-71-74+2218
T53Carlota Ciganda75-73-71+3219
T53Eun-Hee Ji72-76-71+3219
T53Mina Harigae71-74-74+3219
T56Ariya Jutanugarn74-73-73+4220
T56Paula Reto71-72-77+4220
58Hye-Jin Choi75-73-74+6222
59Patty Tavatanakit78-74-73+9225
60Yuka Saso75-77-74+10226
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CME Group Tour Championship 2022

Date: November 17th - 20th 2022

Location: Tiburón Golf Club, Gold Course, Naples, Florida

Purse: $7,000,000

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