HSBC Women’s World Championship R3

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In Gee Chun takes 54-hole lead
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March 5, 2022
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Women’s World Championship 2022 R3
March 03-06
Sentosa Golf Club, Tanjong Course, Singapore
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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South Korea’s In Gee Chun, who hurt her neck during the first round and considered withdrawing, carded a bogey-free 66 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead at 12-under in Singapore.

Women’s World Championship 2022 R3

“I tried to make good focus on the putting green because I have spasm in my neck, so I didn't try to hit hard. I think it went really well on the putting green, and then I could really bring the greens really well. That's how I made a good score today.”

Women’s World Championship 2022 R3

Chun, a three-time LPGA Tour winner, last won at the 2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in her home country. Her first two career victories were major titles at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2016 Amundi Evian Championship.

Chun’s countrywomen Jin Young Ko and Jeongeun Lee6 are one stroke behind in a tie for second at 11-under.

Women’s World Championship 2022 R3

Ko’s third-round 69 was her 14th consecutive round in the 60s, which ties the all-time record she already holds with Annika Sorenstam and So Yeon Ryu. For the first time, Ko admitted to feeling some stress about matching her record.

“It was a tough round because I had a lot of opportunities for birdies in the front nine, but I missed a lot of putts and then missed some chips,” she said. “I finished even on the front nine, and I really tried to make three birdies more on the back nine, but it wasn't really helped. And I had a little pressure for the record, but I made it.”

Lee6 shot the low round of the day, a 7-under 65 that included a chip-in eagle at the 13th and six birdies in her first seven holes.

“I'm very satisfied with my results,” said Lee6. “My swing is getting better these days. So I played comfortably.”

Tied for fourth at 9-under are American Danielle Kang, South Korea’s Amy Yang and Thai teenager Atthaya Thitikul.

Women’s World Championship 2022 R3

Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1In Gee Chun-1270-68-66204
T2Jeongeun Lee6-1170-70-65205
T2Jin Young Ko-1169-67-69205
T4Danielle Kang-968-71-68207
T4Atthaya Thitikul-969-68-70207
T4Amy Yang-969-67-71207
7Brooke M. Henderson-869-68-71208
T8Hannah Green-774-69-66209
T8Pajaree Anannarukarn-769-69-71209
T10Nasa Hataoka-672-71-67210
T10Minjee Lee-671-69-70210
T10Yealimi Noh-675-64-71210
T10Su Oh-669-70-71210
T10Megan Khang-669-68-73210
T15Perrine Delacour-570-72-69211
T15Leona Maguire-570-72-69211
T15Jenny Shin-570-71-70211
T15Ariya Jutanugarn-572-68-71211
T15Madelene Sagstrom-571-69-71211
T15Gaby Lopez-570-70-71211
T15Jennifer Kupcho-569-71-71211
T15Angel Yin-569-69-73211
T15A Lim Kim-568-70-73211
T24Xiyu Janet Lin-469-72-71212
T24Patty Tavatanakit-467-74-71212
T24Inbee Park-468-71-73212
T27Celine Boutier-372-72-69213
T27Jeongeun Lee-371-73-69213
T27Ayaka Furue-372-70-71213
T27Carlota Ciganda-370-72-71213
T27Nanna Koerstz Madsen-369-73-71213
T27Sarah Schmelzel-369-71-73213
T33So Yeon Ryu-272-71-71214
T33Emma Talley-272-70-72214
T33Hyo Joo Kim-272-70-72214
T33Lydia Ko-269-73-72214
T37Sei Young Kim-174-74-67215
T37Min Lee-171-72-72215
T37Momoko Ueda-171-71-73215
T37Wei-Ling Hsu-170-71-74215
T41Moriya JutanugarnPar74-72-70216
T41Stacy LewisPar73-72-71216
T41Alison LeePar72-70-74216
T41Emily Kristine PedersenPar71-70-75216
T45Yuka Saso+171-73-73217
T45Caroline Masson+170-74-73217
T45Chella Choi+174-69-74217
T48Marina Alex+274-74-70218
T48Esther Henseleit+271-72-75218
T50Mina Harigae+374-74-71219
T50Hinako Shibuno+376-70-73219
T50Sarah Kemp+375-71-73219
T50Lizette Salas+370-75-74219
54Ashleigh Buhai+469-74-77220
T55Jasmine Suwannapura+672-77-73222
T55Brittany Altomare+674-74-74222
T57Xiaowen Yin (a)+781-70-72223
T57Sung Hyun Park+775-76-72223
T57Matilda Castren+774-75-74223
T57Yu Liu+772-74-77223
61Jenny Coleman+879-68-77224
62Wichanee Meechai+973-76-76225
63Mel Reid+1078-72-76226
64Sock Hwee Koh+1480-79-71230
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