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Lydia Ko back in solo lead after windy day
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January 30, 2022
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Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R3
January 27-30
Boca Rio Golf Club, Boca Raton, Florida
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Lydia Ko made the best of the wind and cold to shoot even par 72 and retake the solo lead by two shots at 11-under overall in the Gainbridge LPGA. Ko has now held or shared the lead after three rounds sixteen times in her LPGA Tour career, most recently at last year's LOTTE Championship which she ultimately won.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R3

“Going into today, I knew that it was going to be pretty difficult. Playing in the wind, any sort of temperature, makes it a lot tougher, and I knew that today was going to be a little bit more of a grind. You have to be more focused and move on when you do make mistakes.

“Finishing with pars the last couple holes, I got away with it there. To finish even par after a tough day, I think it was a solid day in the office.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R3

Afer winning in Hawaii last year, she will aim to win in consecutive seasons on Sunday for the first time since the 2015 and 2016 LPGA campaigns. Ko earned eleven top-10 finishes in twenty starts in 2021

“It's great to be back in contention. I played really solid and consistent, especially in the back half of my season last year,” said Ko. “When you keep putting yourself there, you feel like at one point it's going to fall. I'm playing alongside the best female golfers and some of the best athletes in the world, so it's not easy.”

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R3

Last week’s Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions winner Danielle Kang carded a 2-over 74 and moved down into second place.

“Today was rough. I checked out a little bit for the back nine,” said Kang. “I did everything I can to stay in contention and give myself a chance tomorrow. It was tough out there. I missed a lot of putts. There was a lot of gusting [wind over] shots and I never missed so many putts by so far [a margin] in a while.”

Celine Boutier fired a 69 to move into third place at 8-under. Hers was one of two bogey-free rounds on Saturday, the other coming from Anna Nordqvist (71).

“I didn't even realize I had gone bogey-free. I was honestly just focusing on one hole at a time, doing my best each hole. Moving up the leaderboard as much as I could was my goal for today.

Gainbridge LPGA 2022 R3

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1Lydia Ko-1163-70-72205
2Danielle Kang-965-68-74207
3Celine Boutier-872-67-69208
T4Charley Hull-767-71-71209
T4Yuka Saso-767-70-72209
6Nasa Hataoka-567-71-73211
T7Ayaka Furue-469-72-71212
T7Stacy Lewis-468-72-72212
T7Hye-Jin Choi-467-72-73212
T10Ally Ewing-368-73-72213
T10Lexi Thompson-370-70-73213
T10In Gee Chun-368-72-73213
T10Patty Tavatanakit-371-68-74213
T10Brooke M. Henderson-368-71-74213
T10Maude-Aimee Leblanc-367-72-74213
T10Jodi Ewart Shadoff-368-69-76213
T17Leona Maguire-273-70-71214
T17Sophia Schubert-270-72-72214
T17Morgane Metraux-272-66-76214
T17Aditi Ashok-266-72-76214
T21Amy Yang-168-74-73215
T21Jessica Korda-172-68-75215
T23Anna NordqvistPar71-74-71216
T23Rachel RohannaPar70-74-72216
T23Megan KhangPar70-74-72216
T23Atthaya ThitikulPar72-71-73216
T23Na Rin AnPar71-70-75216
T23Perrine DelacourPar69-72-75216
T23Georgia HallPar70-70-76216
T23Carlota CigandaPar68-72-76216
T23Nelly KordaPar68-72-76216
T23Marina AlexPar68-71-77216
T23Bronte LawPar68-70-78216
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T34Pauline Roussin-Bouchard+173-70-74217
T34Pornanong Phatlum+172-71-74217
T34Yaeeun Hong+170-73-74217
T34Jeongeun Lee6+167-73-77217
T34Su Oh+169-70-78217
T40Kelly Tan+275-69-74218
T40Karrie Webb+271-72-75218
T40Ryann O'Toole+270-70-78218
T43Lindsey Weaver-Wright+374-71-74219
T43Jenny Shin+372-73-74219
T43Christina Kim+370-75-74219
T43Jeongeun Lee+370-75-74219
T43Xiyu Janet Lin+372-72-75219
T43Wichanee Meechai+372-72-75219
T43Hee Young Park+372-72-75219
T43Jasmine Suwannapura+371-73-75219
T43Gerina Michelle Mendoza+367-77-75219
T43Mel Reid+371-72-76219
T43Dana Finkelstein+368-75-76219
T43Pajaree Anannarukarn+370-72-77219
T43A Lim Kim+370-71-78219
T43Gaby Lopez+368-73-78219
T57Laura Restrepo+471-74-75220
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T57Amanda Doherty+468-74-78220
T64Cydney Clanton+574-71-76221
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T64Stephanie Meadow+575-69-77221
T67Amy Olson+669-75-78222
T67Jennifer Kupcho+668-75-79222
T69Brittany Lincicome+772-73-78223
T69Jaye Marie Green+770-75-78223
T69Muni He+770-74-79223
T69Lauren Stephenson+770-74-79223
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74Allison Emrey+1072-73-81226
Fatima Fernandez CanoCUT74-72146
Esther HenseleitCUT74-72146
Janie JacksonCUT74-72146
Nanna Koerstz MadsenCUT74-72146
Brittany AltomareCUT73-73146
Moriya JutanugarnCUT73-73146
Matilda CastrenCUT72-74146
Elizabeth SzokolCUT72-74146
Inbee ParkCUT71-75146
Sophia Corinne PopovCUT69-77146
Luna Sobron GalmesCUT77-70147
Ana BelacCUT76-71147
Ariya JutanugarnCUT75-72147
Mirim LeeCUT74-73147
Ruixin LiuCUT74-73147
Casey DanielsonCUT72-75147
Caroline MassonCUT72-75147
Angela StanfordCUT71-76147
Cheyenne KnightCUT70-77147
Mina HarigaeCUT78-70148
Ashleigh BuhaiCUT74-74148
Paula RetoCUT74-74148
Bianca PagdangananCUT72-76148
Peiyun ChienCUT71-77148
Katherine Perry-HamskiCUT71-77148
Alison LeeCUT76-73149
Maria FassiCUT75-74149
Cristie KerrCUT74-75149
Marissa SteenCUT74-75149
Yu LiuCUT73-76149
Lauren CoughlinCUT71-78149
Yealimi NohCUT78-72150
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Giulia MolinaroCUT73-77150
Annie ParkCUT76-75151
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Katherine KirkCUT76-76152
Jenny ColemanCUT74-78152
Pernilla LindbergCUT74-78152
Beatriz RecariCUT78-76154
Taylor CollinsCUT77-77154
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Angel YinCUT78-79157
Nishtha MadanCUT77-80157
Na Yeon ChoiCUT79-79158
Laura DaviesWD71
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