Honda LPGA Thailand R3

Patty Tavatanakit holds the 54-hole lead at Siam Country Club

Honda Thailand 2021 R3
May 06-09
Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chonbury, Thailand
$1,600,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Patty Tavatanakit is poised to become the first Thai player to win the Honda LPGA Thailand as she holds the 54-hole lead at Siam Country Club at 18-under. The last time she held the 54-hole lead was at the 2021 ANA Inspiration where she went on to win.


Honda Thailand 2021 R3

“I feel like I was a little bit more nervous at ANA just because that was my first time, let alone it was a major. But this event is sort of the same feeling. I’m still a little nervous, but I feel like I have more self-control and self-awareness in the sense I’m able to bring myself back to normal, more normal than ANA I would say,” said Tavatanakit. “If anything, I’m just going to do everything the same. I feel like I’ve been so tired every single day that I think I’m going to be able to sleep tonight.”

Tavatanakit started her round with a three-shot lead, which turned into a five shot lead when Atthaya Thitikul bogeyed her first hole of the day and Tavatanakit birdied the 2nd.


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Honda Thailand 2021 R3

Tavatanakit lost some ground when she bogeyed the 3rd and 9th but a crucial par-save at the 10th gave her the push she needed finish under-par day with a 2-under 70.

“I think it really did get my momentum going in the back nine. I really think I was a little bit confused. I was multitasking. I was trying to eat on the 10th hole and I was just not 100% today with my energy level. But if anything, it just goes to show you don’t have to be 100% perfect to shoot under par.”


Honda Thailand 2021 R3

Should she win Tavatanakit could become the third Thai player in history to record multiple victories on the LPGA Tour, joining Ariya Jutanugarn (10) and Jasmine Suwannapura (2).

“I mean, I’m just happy to be home and can’t really control the result there,” said Tavatanakit. “I don’t think practicing today would do any help just because I’m already so fried, and if I try to use all my energy today it would not be enough for tomorrow, you know. So conserving energy is important, and I’m going to go home and do whatever it is that I been doing not relating to golf, and just have fun and just stay relaxed.”


Honda Thailand 2021 R3

After two bogeys in her first three holes, 18-year-old Thitikul rebounded with six birdies to finish with a 68 and in a tie for second with Caroline Masson at 17-under.

“The key is to be patient, be patient, and then just put yourself in a good position, like is a safe position and like to have a chance to make a birdie,” said Thitikul, who could accept immediate Membership for the LPGA Tour with a win on Sunday. “Everyone want to win tomorrow, of course I want to win as well. But at the same time, I just take tomorrow as a learning opportunity. You know, like just do the best that I can. If I playing good, it’s good.”

Honda Thailand 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Patty Tavatanakit
-18
64-64-70
198
T2
Caroline Masson
-17
66-66-67
199
T2
Atthaya Thitikul
-17
64-67-68
199
T4
Gaby Lopez
-16
69-64-67
200
T4
Lydia Ko
-16
66-67-67
200
6
Hannah Green
-15
66-71-64
201
T7
Angel Yin
-14
72-65-65
202
T7
Chella Choi
-14
69-68-65
202
9
Ariya Jutanugarn
-13
65-69-69
203
T10
Sophia Popov
-12
72-67-65
204
T10
So Yeon Ryu
-12
69-70-65
204
T10
Xiyu Lin
-12
67-72-65
204
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-12
67-69-68
204
T10
Amy Yang
-12
69-65-70
204
T15
In Gee Chun
-11
72-68-65
205
T15
Carlota Ciganda
-11
67-71-67
205
T15
Katherine Kirk
-11
73-64-68
205
T15
Nasa Hataoka
-11
69-67-69
205
T19
Moriya Jutanugarn
-10
70-70-66
206
T19
Ayako Uehara
-10
69-71-66
206
T19
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-10
65-68-73
206
T22
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-9
72-68-67
207
T22
Gerina Piller
-9
68-72-67
207
T22
Jeongeun Lee6
-9
73-66-68
207
T22
Danielle Kang
-9
69-67-71
207
T22
Nicole Broch Larsen
-9
67-69-71
207
T27
Yui Kawamoto
-8
69-72-67
208
T27
Amy Olson
-8
69-72-67
208
T27
Cydney Clanton
-8
74-65-69
208
T27
Eun-Hee Ji
-8
68-69-71
208
T27
Hee Young Park
-8
68-66-74
208
T32
Shanshan Feng
-7
71-71-67
209
T32
Jaye Marie Green
-7
71-70-68
209
T32
Yealimi Noh
-7
69-71-69
209
T32
Pornanong Phatlum
-7
70-69-70
209
T32
Celine Boutier
-7
68-70-71
209
T37
Kristen Gillman
-6
73-69-68
210
T37
Madelene Sagstrom
-6
69-71-70
210
T37
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-6
68-72-70
210
T37
Hinako Shibuno
-6
68-72-70
210
T37
Mirim Lee
-6
71-68-71
210
T42
Megan Khang
-5
73-73-65
211
T42
Charley Hull
-5
71-71-69
211
T44
Bronte Law
-4
72-71-69
212
T44
Wichanee Meechai
-4
72-71-69
212
T44
Caroline Inglis
-4
74-68-70
212
T44
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
73-67-72
212
T48
Georgia Hall
-3
72-75-66
213
T48
Muni He
-3
75-71-67
213
T48
Sung Hyun Park
-3
73-73-67
213
T48
Annie Park
-3
73-71-69
213
T48
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-3
71-70-72
213
T48
Brittany Lincicome
-3
67-74-72
213
T54
Yu Liu
-2
75-69-70
214
T54
Azahara Munoz
-2
71-73-70
214
T54
Alena Sharp
-2
71-72-71
214
T54
Brittany Altomare
-2
67-76-71
214
T54
Minjee Lee
-2
71-70-73
214
T54
Su Oh
-2
72-68-74
214
T60
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
76-69-70
215
T60
In Kyung Kim
-1
72-73-70
215
T60
Wei-Ling Hsu
-1
71-70-74
215
T63
Cheyenne Knight
1
77-72-68
217
T63
Chanettee Wannasaen
1
71-78-68
217
T63
Anna Nordqvist
1
75-71-71
217
T63
Tiffany Joh
1
72-73-72
217
T63
Sarah Schmelzel
1
72-71-74
217
68
Mi Hyang Lee
4
73-73-74
220
T69
Maria Fernanda Torres
5
78-73-70
221
T69
Jing Yan
5
76-71-74
221
T69
Mind Muangkhumsakul
5
73-72-76
221
72
Jenny Shin
6
74-74-74
222
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