Gainbridge LPGA R3

Nelly Korda takes lead heading into final day

February 25-28
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Nelly Korda started her third round of the Gainbridge LPGA on Saturday a shot behind leader Lydia Ko and shot 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead at 13-under.


“Any time you can get ahead of the pack going into Sunday is a positive,” said Korda. “There are some good players there, so it’ll take good golf to win.”

Patty Tavatanakit made eight birdies, four of the them in the last five holes, and a single bogey to close with a 66 and lies in second place.



“I was like, ‘Oh, I’m probably still up there.’ So I didn’t think too much about it until 15. I saw that I am two back,” said Tavatanakit. “I was like, ‘OK, let’s see what I can do here.’ Not going to lie, coming down the stretch, those putts were a little shaky.”

Two shots behind lie Angel Yin (65), Jin Young Ko (66) and Lydia Ko, who held the lead over the first two rounds but made two bogeys and a double bogey at the par-4 12th to close with a 72.


Playing in a one-off appearance on her home course for the first time since retiring twelve years ago, Annika Sorenstam just made the cut and struggled on Saturday.

She made a single birdie at the 14th and bogeyed eight holes to close with a 79, twenty two shots behind Korda.



“We put every effort into every single shot,” she said. “Just wasn’t meant to be today. Another day tomorrow. I got two bonus days this week, so that’s a good thing.”

“Normally, I hit the ball straight, and today was everything but straight. Maybe I have to tweak my swing a little bit — not really sure what to tweak at the moment. We have to figure that out. But I need to hit it straight to have a chance at all to shoot under par again. Because that would be fun to leave it on a high note.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-13
67
68
68
203
2
Patty Tavatanakit
-12
69
69
66
204
T3
Jin Young Ko
-10
68
72
66
206
T3
Lydia Ko
-10
65
69
72
206
T3
Angel Yin
-10
72
69
65
206
T6
Chella Choi
-9
69
69
69
207
T6
Lexi Thompson
-9
71
68
68
207
T8
In Gee Chun
-8
69
68
71
208
T8
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
71
69
68
208
T8
Marissa Steen
-8
69
71
68
208
T11
Ashleigh Buhai
-7
71
67
71
209
T11
Sarah Kemp
-7
70
69
70
209
T11
Jessica Korda
-7
71
68
70
209
T11
Jennifer Kupcho
-7
68
71
70
209
T11
Stacy Lewis
-7
71
68
70
209
T16
Leona Maguire
-6
69
72
69
210
T16
Sophia Popov
-6
70
70
70
210
T18
Lindy Duncan
-5
70
73
68
211
T18
Xiyu Lin
-5
68
71
72
211
T18
Yu Liu
-5
73
72
66
211
T21
Georgia Hall
-4
72
69
71
212
T21
Dani Holmqvist
-4
74
67
71
212
T21
Morgan Pressel
-4
70
74
68
212
T21
Jenny Shin
-4
71
70
71
212
T21
Lauren Stephenson
-4
71
73
68
212
T21
Amy Yang
-4
72
70
70
212
T21
Anne van Dam
-4
73
72
67
212
T28
Cristie Kerr
-3
70
72
71
213
T28
Megan Khang
-3
68
75
70
213
T28
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
67
74
72
213
T28
Brittany Lincicome
-3
69
73
71
213
T28
Pernilla Lindberg
-3
71
73
69
213
T28
Anna Nordqvist
-3
72
72
69
213
T28
Ryann O’Toole
-3
68
68
77
213
T28
Amy Olson
-3
70
69
74
213
T36
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
70
73
71
214
T36
Andrea Lee
-2
70
74
70
214
T36
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-2
73
70
71
214
T36
Albane Valenzuela
-2
71
73
70
214
T36
Lindsey Weaver
-2
71
72
71
214
T41
Brittany Altomare
-1
73
68
74
215
T41
Nicole Broch Larsen
-1
68
71
76
215
T41
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-1
74
72
69
215
T41
Charley Hull
-1
71
72
72
215
T41
Bronte Law
-1
73
71
71
215
T41
Annie Park
-1
74
71
70
215
T41
Jennifer Song
-1
76
67
72
215
T41
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
70
73
72
215
T49
Perrine Delacour
E
73
72
71
216
T49
Ally Ewing
E
72
72
72
216
T49
Nasa Hataoka
E
70
72
74
216
T49
Eun-Hee Ji
E
75
70
71
216
T49
Haeji Kang
E
73
72
71
216
T49
Cheyenne Knight
E
73
70
73
216
T49
Sarah Schmelzel
E
72
71
73
216
T49
Maria Torres
E
73
72
71
216
T57
Carlota Ciganda
1
75
69
73
217
T57
Jeongeun Lee6
1
70
73
74
217
T57
Caroline Masson
1
74
70
73
217
T57
Yealimi Noh
1
72
71
74
217
T57
Mariah Stackhouse
1
70
73
74
217
T57
Angela Stanford
1
73
72
72
217
63
Sei Young Kim
2
72
74
72
218
T64
Aditi Ashok
3
74
71
74
219
T64
Jaye Marie Green
3
74
69
76
219
T64
Madelene Sagstrom
3
77
69
73
219
T64
Linnea Strom
3
73
71
75
219
T68
Jennifer Chang
4
72
72
76
220
T68
Pornanong Phatlum
4
74
72
74
220
T70
Dana Finkelstein
5
75
71
75
221
T70
Kristen Gillman
5
75
71
75
221
T70
Wei-Ling Hsu
5
75
70
76
221
T70
Jeong Eun Lee
5
76
70
75
221
74
Annika Sorenstam
9
75
71
79
225
CUT
Daniela Darquea
3
73
74
147
CUT
Austin Ernst
3
75
72
147
CUT
Danielle Kang
3
73
74
147
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
3
75
72
147
CUT
Gaby Lopez
3
68
79
147
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
3
75
72
147
CUT
Lizette Salas
3
74
73
147
CUT
Jing Yan
3
72
75
147
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
4
76
72
148
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
4
74
74
148
CUT
Caroline Inglis
4
73
75
148
CUT
Katherine Kirk
4
72
76
148
CUT
Brittany Lang
4
75
73
148
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
4
76
72
148
CUT
Azahara Munoz
4
75
73
148
CUT
Liz Nagel
4
75
73
148
CUT
Jane Park
4
75
73
148
CUT
Mel Reid
4
71
77
148
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
4
77
71
148
CUT
Celine Boutier
5
74
75
149
CUT
Jenny Coleman
5
75
74
149
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
5
76
73
149
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
5
76
73
149
CUT
Emma Talley
5
76
73
149
CUT
Robynn Ree
6
76
74
150
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
6
75
75
150
CUT
Laura Davies
7
75
76
151
CUT
Sandra Gal
7
77
74
151
CUT
Muni He
7
76
75
151
CUT
Hee Young Park
7
75
76
151
CUT
Gerina Piller
7
77
74
151
CUT
Alena Sharp
7
72
79
151
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
7
75
76
151
CUT
Esther Lee
8
76
76
152
CUT
Haru Nomura
8
78
74
152
CUT
Sung Hyun Park
8
75
77
152
CUT
Katherine Perry-Hamski
8
75
77
152
CUT
Alana Uriell
8
76
76
152
CUT
Maria Fassi
9
79
74
153
CUT
Cydney Clanton
10
78
76
154
CUT
Jillian Hollis
11
80
75
155
CUT
Haley Moore
12
76
80
156
CUT
Tiffany Joh
13
77
80
157
CUT
Yani Tseng
20
81
83
164
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
21
80
85
165
WD
Na Yeon Choi
3
75
75
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