Honda LPGA Thailand R2

Patty Tavatanakit takes solo lead with 64

Honda Thailand 2021 R2
May 06-09
Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chonbury, Thailand
$1,600,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Patty Tavatanakit closed her round with an eagle for an 8-under 64 to get to 16-under, tying the 36-hole scoring record last achieved by Jessica Korda in her 2018 victory at Siam Country Club.

Honda Thailand 2021 R2

“Didn’t really hit a good drive off 18 and then just kind of forgot about it, don’t let it bother me and move on to the second shot, which was pretty good actually. It was 246 to the hole and probably like 210 to the front, so I was just trying to hit the front number and I hit a really good shot.”

Tavatanakit started her round with three birdies in her first five holes and fired two more in her last nine along with the eagle at 18. The 21-year-old has only carded four bogeys in her last 90 holes, going back to the HSBC Women’s World Championship where she finished in a tie for second place.


Honda Thailand 2021 R2

“Yesterday was probably a perfect day of ball striking, but today wasn’t. Just goes to show that no matter how not perfect you are, you can still manage to get yourself together around the course to shoot low scores. I feel like (my game) is around like 75 to 80%. My irons have been phenomenal since last week, and I think that’s a huge part of my success so far. But off the tee here and there it’s a driver, and there are more error to it with like more dispersion. My pattern is okay. Every ball is in play. It’s not like I hit some weird shots. I still feel confident going into the weekend.”

18-year-old Atthaya Thitikul, playing on a sponsor invite, sits in second at 13-under after a 67 that included her third eagle in 25 holes at the 7th.


Honda Thailand 2021 R2

“I’m really surprise with that eagle,” said Thitikul. “When I going to putt I feel like did I going to make it again with eagle? Like two day with three eagles. Can I or not? I just putt what I see and then it’s went in. I was like, Okay. Nice. You know, good job. You did it again.”

Though Thitikul said she left a few putts out there on the Old Course, she knows what to focus on to get her name back on top of the leaderboard.

“I think today I going to go straight to driving range for fixing some of my iron and some putt thing. I think putting is the most important thing here in Honda LPGA,” said Thitikul. “You know, like everyone can hit in the green and hit close to the pin, but if you can make it, then your day was go like so smooth.”


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Honda Thailand 2021 R2

Caroline Masson signed for a second-consecutive bogey-free 66 to sit in third at 12-under, thanks to six birdies, including four in her final eight holes. Masson and Nanna Koerstz Madsen are the only two players who are bogey-free through 36 holes in Chonburi.

Gaby Lopez, Lydia Ko and Koerstz Madsen sit in tie for fourth at 11-under. Ko was tied for the lead with three birdies in her first four holes, but a double at the 5th had her chasing the leaders once more.

“I started off really well. Hit my ball towards the rough. Wasn’t actually that far where we should have been able to find it, but cameraman said it’s in that kind of proximity and we couldn’t find it, and it’s pretty dark under the trees anyway,” said Ko. “So unfortunate there, but I hung in there and made some good birdies. So, yeah, overall happy with the way I played today.”


Honda Thailand 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Patty Tavatanakit
-16
64-64
128
2
Atthaya Thitikul
-13
64-67
131
3
Caroline Masson
-12
66-66
132
T4
Gaby Lopez
-11
69-64
133
T4
Lydia Ko
-11
66-67
133
T4
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-11
65-68
133
T7
Amy Yang
-10
69-65
134
T7
Hee Young Park
-10
68-66
134
T7
Ariya Jutanugarn
-10
65-69
134
T10
Nasa Hataoka
-8
69-67
136
T10
Danielle Kang
-8
69-67
136
T10
Nicole Broch Larsen
-8
67-69
136
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-8
67-69
136
T14
Katherine Kirk
-7
73-64
137
T14
Angel Yin
-7
72-65
137
T14
Chella Choi
-7
69-68
137
T14
Eun-Hee Ji
-7
68-69
137
T14
Hannah Green
-7
66-71
137
T19
Celine Boutier
-6
68-70
138
T19
Carlota Ciganda
-6
67-71
138
T21
Cydney Clanton
-5
74-65
139
T21
Jeongeun Lee6
-5
73-66
139
T21
Sophia Popov
-5
72-67
139
T21
Mirim Lee
-5
71-68
139
T21
Pornanong Phatlum
-5
70-69
139
T21
So Yeon Ryu
-5
69-70
139
T21
Xiyu Lin
-5
67-72
139
T28
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
73-67
140
T28
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-4
72-68
140
T28
Su Oh
-4
72-68
140
T28
In Gee Chun
-4
72-68
140
T28
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
70-70
140
T28
Yealimi Noh
-4
69-71
140
T28
Ayako Uehara
-4
69-71
140
T28
Madelene Sagstrom
-4
69-71
140
T28
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-4
68-72
140
T28
Hinako Shibuno
-4
68-72
140
T28
Gerina Piller
-4
68-72
140
T39
Jaye Marie Green
-3
71-70
141
T39
Wei-Ling Hsu
-3
71-70
141
T39
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-3
71-70
141
T39
Minjee Lee
-3
71-70
141
T39
Amy Olson
-3
69-72
141
T39
Yui Kawamoto
-3
69-72
141
T39
Brittany Lincicome
-3
67-74
141
T46
Caroline Inglis
-2
74-68
142
T46
Kristen Gillman
-2
73-69
142
T46
Charley Hull
-2
71-71
142
T46
Shanshan Feng
-2
71-71
142
T50
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
72-71
143
T50
Bronte Law
-1
72-71
143
T50
Wichanee Meechai
-1
72-71
143
T50
Alena Sharp
-1
71-72
143
T50
Brittany Altomare
-1
67-76
143
T55
Yu Liu
E
75-69
144
T55
Annie Park
E
73-71
144
T55
Azahara Munoz
E
71-73
144
T58
Jasmine Suwannapura
+1
76-69
145
T58
Mind Muangkhumsakul
+1
73-72
145
T58
Tiffany Joh
+1
72-73
145
T58
In Kyung Kim
+1
72-73
145
T62
Muni He
+2
75-71
146
T62
Anna Nordqvist
+2
75-71
146
T62
Mi Hyang Lee
+2
73-73
146
T62
Sung Hyun Park
+2
73-73
146
T62
Megan Khang
+2
73-73
146
T67
Jing Yan
+3
76-71
147
T67
Georgia Hall
+3
72-75
147
69
Jenny Shin
+4
74-74
148
T70
Cheyenne Knight
+5
77-72
149
T70
Chanettee Wannasaen
+5
71-78
149
72
Maria Fernanda Torres
+7
78-73
151
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