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KPMG Women's PGA Championship 2018

June 28 - July 01

Olympia Fields, Illinois

$3,500,000

June 28 - July 01

Olympia Fields, Illinois

$3,500,000

Round 3

So-yeon Ryu seizes lead

June 30, 2018

South Korea's So-yeon Ryu used a hot putter and a lucky bounce on No. 7 to seize a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's PGA Championship on Saturday.

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The two-time major champion, who celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, started the day tied with Brooke Henderson for top spot but gained five strokes on the final five holes to grab the sole lead over the Canadian at 11-under 205.

"I don't want it to slip away my opportunity," Ryu said. "I want to finish strong, but as I said, it is just better not to expect anything. All I can do is just focus on what I have and just have fun with it."

Canada's Henderson is second after shooting a two-under 70 while Park Sung-hyung, who shared the 36 hole lead with Ryu and Henderson, is third after posting a 71 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club course.

American Angel Yin shot a four-under 68 to take fourth and England's Bronte Law rounds out the top five after firing a 69.

It is truly and international leaderboard as the top five players represent four countries, Canada, USA, South Korea and England.

Players have had to battle high temperatures this week and on Sunday they will start earlier than normal as weather forecasters are predicting thunderstorms in the afternoon. Groups of three will tee off beginning at 7:30 am (12:30 GMT).

Ryu got a welcome break at the par five seventh hole when her shot landed in a woman's lunch sack. That prevented her shot from going in the water and she ended up with a par on the hole.

"One of my luckiest moments out there. Definitely God helped me out there," she said.

Ryu, who won last year's ANA Inspiration and the 2011 US Women's Open, finished with a half dozen birdies. Her only blemish was a bogey on the par-three third hole.

Ryu is playing with plenty of confidence after collecting her first win of 2018 at the Meijer Classic two weeks ago.

In a span of three holes on the back nine on Saturday she went from trailing Henderson by two to leading by two strokes.

She capped her round with a 15-foot birdie putt on 18 for a three-shot cushion.

"Right now, I feel pretty confident on the putting green," she said. "And I think the tournament is all about confidence. That's the attitude I really want to have for tomorrow, a free mind but confidence."

Henderson, of Smith Falls, Ontario, hopes to celebrate Canada Day on Sunday by claiming her second Women's PGA Championship title after winning the event two years ago when it was held in Seattle.

After pulling away with four birdies over the first 11 holes she closed with bogeys at Nos. 14 and 16.

"I feel like all parts of my game are pretty strong this week. Hopefully tomorrow I can just go out and put a good score together and just kind of see what happens," said Henderson, who will play in a group on Sunday with Ryu and Park.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
So Yeon Ryu
-11
69
69
67
205
2
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
67
71
70
208
3
Sung Hyun Park
-7
66
72
71
209
4
Angel Yin
-6
73
69
68
210
5
Bronte Law
-5
72
70
69
211
T6
In-Kyung Kim
-4
73
70
69
212
T6
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
70
72
70
212
T6
Dani Holmqvist
-4
70
71
71
212
T6
Carlota Ciganda
-4
70
69
73
212
T10
Shanshan Feng
-3
74
72
67
213
T10
Lindy Duncan
-3
74
71
68
213
T10
Jin Young Ko
-3
73
72
68
213
T10
Sarah Jane Smith
-3
73
72
68
213
T10
Ryann O'Toole
-3
73
71
69
213
T10
Lizette Salas
-3
70
74
69
213
T10
Amy Yang
-3
70
74
69
213
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
72
70
71
213
T10
Sei Young Kim
-3
71
71
71
213
T10
Jessica Korda
-3
67
75
71
213
T10
Lydia Ko
-3
74
66
73
213
T10
Annie Park
-3
71
69
73
213
T10
Moriya Jutanugarn
-3
68
72
73
213
T23
Marina Alex
-2
72
73
69
214
T23
Amy Olson
-2
69
74
71
214
T23
Nasa Hataoka
-2
69
72
73
214
T26
Nelly Korda
-1
74
73
68
215
T26
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
70
75
70
215
T26
Mo Martin
-1
71
73
71
215
T26
Charley Hull
-1
68
75
72
215
T26
Jaye Marie Green
-1
67
74
74
215
T31
Stacy Lewis
E
70
76
70
216
T31
Cristie Kerr
E
75
68
73
216
T31
Jacqui Concolino
E
70
73
73
216
T34
Sandra Gal
1
72
74
71
217
T34
Lexi Thompson
1
72
73
72
217
T34
Michelle Wie
1
71
74
72
217
T34
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
70
75
72
217
T34
Minjee Lee
1
69
76
72
217
T34
Danielle Kang
1
73
69
75
217
T34
Brittany Altomare
1
67
75
75
217
T41
Jane Park
2
73
72
73
218
T41
Ariya Jutanugarn
2
72
73
73
218
T41
Mel Reid
2
71
74
73
218
T41
Angela Stanford
2
70
75
73
218
T41
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
2
68
77
73
218
T41
Sandra Changkija
2
72
72
74
218
T41
Mirim Lee
2
70
74
74
218
T41
Robynn Ree
2
70
73
75
218
T41
Hee Young Park
2
71
71
76
218
T41
Wichanee Meechai
2
71
70
77
218
T51
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
72
75
72
219
T51
Pernilla Lindberg
3
71
76
72
219
T51
Georgia Hall
3
72
74
73
219
T51
Chella Choi
3
71
74
74
219
T51
Jackie Stoelting
3
70
75
74
219
T51
Jeong Eun Lee
3
70
74
75
219
T57
Sophia Popov
4
75
71
74
220
T57
Brittany Lincicome
4
71
75
74
220
T57
Karrie Webb
4
70
76
74
220
T57
Gaby Lopez
4
71
74
75
220
T57
Emma Talley
4
71
72
77
220
62
Caroline Masson
5
71
76
74
221
T63
Cheyenne Woods
6
75
72
75
222
T63
Paula Creamer
6
72
74
76
222
T63
Cindy LaCrosse
6
72
73
77
222
T66
Sakura Yokomine
7
73
74
76
223
T66
Brittany Marchand
7
71
76
76
223
T68
Perrine Delacour
8
74
73
77
224
T68
Ayako Uehara
8
72
74
78
224
T68
Aditi Ashok
8
70
73
81
224
71
Laetitia Beck
9
68
78
79
225
72
Lauren Kim
10
71
76
79
226
73
Alena Sharp
11
69
78
80
227
CUT
Haeji Kang
4
75
73
148
CUT
Austin Ernst
4
74
74
148
CUT
Yu Liu
4
74
74
148
CUT
Daniela Darquea
4
73
75
148
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
4
73
75
148
CUT
Megan Khang
4
72
76
148
CUT
Jeongeun Lee6
4
72
76
148
CUT
Min Lee
4
71
77
148
CUT
Jenny Shin
4
71
77
148
CUT
Kelly Shon
5
76
73
149
CUT
Mina Harigae
5
74
75
149
CUT
Caroline Inglis
5
74
75
149
CUT
Luna Sobron
5
74
75
149
CUT
Jennifer Song
5
74
75
149
CUT
Inbee Park
5
73
76
149
CUT
Katie Burnett
5
72
77
149
CUT
Sun Young Yoo
5
72
77
149
CUT
In Gee Chun
5
71
78
149
CUT
Celine Herbin
6
77
73
150
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
6
76
74
150
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
6
76
74
150
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
6
74
76
150
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
6
74
76
150
CUT
Morgan Pressel
6
74
76
150
CUT
Julieta Granada
6
73
77
150
CUT
Karine Icher
6
73
77
150
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
6
73
77
150
CUT
Su Oh
6
73
77
150
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
6
72
78
150
CUT
Emily Pedersen
6
71
79
150
CUT
Xiyu Lin
6
70
80
150
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
7
77
74
151
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
7
76
75
151
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
7
76
75
151
CUT
Celine Boutier
7
75
76
151
CUT
Tiffany Joh
7
74
77
151
CUT
Beatriz Recari
7
74
77
151
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
7
74
77
151
CUT
Yani Tseng
7
74
77
151
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
8
79
73
152
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
8
79
73
152
CUT
Tiffany Chan
8
76
76
152
CUT
Hannah Green
8
76
76
152
CUT
Candie Kung
8
76
76
152
CUT
Erynne Lee
8
75
77
152
CUT
Catriona Matthew
8
75
77
152
CUT
Azahara Munoz
8
74
78
152
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
8
74
78
152
CUT
Jenny Haglund
8
72
80
152
CUT
Benyapa Niphatsophon
8
72
80
152
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
9
78
75
153
CUT
Florentyna Parker
9
76
77
153
CUT
Lee Lopez
9
75
78
153
CUT
Haru Nomura
9
75
78
153
CUT
Ally McDonald
9
74
79
153
CUT
Laura Davies
10
80
74
154
CUT
Thidapa Suwannapura
10
78
76
154
CUT
Maria Torres
10
78
76
154
CUT
Peiyun Chien
10
77
77
154
CUT
Klara Spilkova
10
77
77
154
CUT
Kris Tamulis
10
75
79
154
CUT
Rebecca Artis
10
74
80
154
CUT
Christina Kim
11
78
77
155
CUT
Joanna Coe
11
77
78
155
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
11
77
78
155
CUT
Cydney Clanton
11
75
80
155
CUT
Brianna Do
11
75
80
155
CUT
Juli Inkster
12
79
77
156
CUT
Brittany Lang
12
78
78
156
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
14
78
80
158
CUT
Amelia Lewis
14
77
81
158
CUT
Lisa Grimes
15
81
78
159
CUT
Kim Kaufman
15
78
81
159
CUT
Katherine Kirk
15
76
83
159
CUT
Charlotta Sorenstam
15
76
83
159
CUT
Ashley Grier
16
83
77
160
CUT
Jean Bartholomew
16
80
80
160
CUT
Paula Reto
18
81
81
162
CUT
Wendy Doolan
19
82
81
163
CUT
Alison Curdt
20
76
88
164
CUT
Heather Angell
28
82
90
172
WD
Katelyn Dambaugh
8
80
80
DQ
Lee-Anne Pace
E
72
72
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
So Yeon Ryu
-11
205
2
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
208
3
Sung Hyun Park
-7
209
4
Angel Yin
-6
210
5
Bronte Law
-5
211
T6
In-Kyung Kim
-4
212
T6
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
212
T6
Dani Holmqvist
-4
212
T6
Carlota Ciganda
-4
212
T10
Shanshan Feng
-3
213
T10
Lindy Duncan
-3
213
T10
Jin Young Ko
-3
213
T10
Sarah Jane Smith
-3
213
T10
Ryann O'Toole
-3
213
T10
Lizette Salas
-3
213
T10
Amy Yang
-3
213
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
213
T10
Sei Young Kim
-3
213
T10
Jessica Korda
-3
213
T10
Lydia Ko
-3
213
T10
Annie Park
-3
213
T10
Moriya Jutanugarn
-3
213
T23
Marina Alex
-2
214
T23
Amy Olson
-2
214
T23
Nasa Hataoka
-2
214
T26
Nelly Korda
-1
215
T26
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
215
T26
Mo Martin
-1
215
T26
Charley Hull
-1
215
T26
Jaye Marie Green
-1
215
T31
Stacy Lewis
E
216
T31
Cristie Kerr
E
216
T31
Jacqui Concolino
E
216
T34
Sandra Gal
1
217
T34
Lexi Thompson
1
217
T34
Michelle Wie
1
217
T34
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
217
T34
Minjee Lee
1
217
T34
Danielle Kang
1
217
T34
Brittany Altomare
1
217
T41
Jane Park
2
218
T41
Ariya Jutanugarn
2
218
T41
Mel Reid
2
218
T41
Angela Stanford
2
218
T41
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
2
218
T41
Sandra Changkija
2
218
T41
Mirim Lee
2
218
T41
Robynn Ree
2
218
T41
Hee Young Park
2
218
T41
Wichanee Meechai
2
218
T51
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
219
T51
Pernilla Lindberg
3
219
T51
Georgia Hall
3
219
T51
Chella Choi
3
219
T51
Jackie Stoelting
3
219
T51
Jeong Eun Lee
3
219
T57
Sophia Popov
4
220
T57
Brittany Lincicome
4
220
T57
Karrie Webb
4
220
T57
Gaby Lopez
4
220
T57
Emma Talley
4
220
62
Caroline Masson
5
221
T63
Cheyenne Woods
6
222
T63
Paula Creamer
6
222
T63
Cindy LaCrosse
6
222
T66
Sakura Yokomine
7
223
T66
Brittany Marchand
7
223
T68
Perrine Delacour
8
224
T68
Ayako Uehara
8
224
T68
Aditi Ashok
8
224
71
Laetitia Beck
9
225
72
Lauren Kim
10
226
73
Alena Sharp
11
227
CUT
Haeji Kang
4
148
CUT
Austin Ernst
4
148
CUT
Yu Liu
4
148
CUT
Daniela Darquea
4
148
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
4
148
CUT
Megan Khang
4
148
CUT
Jeongeun Lee6
4
148
CUT
Min Lee
4
148
CUT
Jenny Shin
4
148
CUT
Kelly Shon
5
149
CUT
Mina Harigae
5
149
CUT
Caroline Inglis
5
149
CUT
Luna Sobron
5
149
CUT
Jennifer Song
5
149
CUT
Inbee Park
5
149
CUT
Katie Burnett
5
149
CUT
Sun Young Yoo
5
149
CUT
In Gee Chun
5
149
CUT
Celine Herbin
6
150
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
6
150
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
6
150
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
6
150
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
6
150
CUT
Morgan Pressel
6
150
CUT
Julieta Granada
6
150
CUT
Karine Icher
6
150
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
6
150
CUT
Su Oh
6
150
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
6
150
CUT
Emily Pedersen
6
150
CUT
Xiyu Lin
6
150
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
7
151
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
7
151
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
7
151
CUT
Celine Boutier
7
151
CUT
Tiffany Joh
7
151
CUT
Beatriz Recari
7
151
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
7
151
CUT
Yani Tseng
7
151
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
8
152
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
8
152
CUT
Tiffany Chan
8
152
CUT
Hannah Green
8
152
CUT
Candie Kung
8
152
CUT
Erynne Lee
8
152
CUT
Catriona Matthew
8
152
CUT
Azahara Munoz
8
152
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
8
152
CUT
Jenny Haglund
8
152
CUT
Benyapa Niphatsophon
8
152
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
9
153
CUT
Florentyna Parker
9
153
CUT
Lee Lopez
9
153
CUT
Haru Nomura
9
153
CUT
Ally McDonald
9
153
CUT
Laura Davies
10
154
CUT
Thidapa Suwannapura
10
154
CUT
Maria Torres
10
154
CUT
Peiyun Chien
10
154
CUT
Klara Spilkova
10
154
CUT
Kris Tamulis
10
154
CUT
Rebecca Artis
10
154
CUT
Christina Kim
11
155
CUT
Joanna Coe
11
155
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
11
155
CUT
Cydney Clanton
11
155
CUT
Brianna Do
11
155
CUT
Juli Inkster
12
156
CUT
Brittany Lang
12
156
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
14
158
CUT
Amelia Lewis
14
158
CUT
Lisa Grimes
15
159
CUT
Kim Kaufman
15
159
CUT
Katherine Kirk
15
159
CUT
Charlotta Sorenstam
15
159
CUT
Ashley Grier
16
160
CUT
Jean Bartholomew
16
160
CUT
Paula Reto
18
162
CUT
Wendy Doolan
19
163
CUT
Alison Curdt
20
164
CUT
Heather Angell
28
172
WD
Katelyn Dambaugh
8
80
DQ
Lee-Anne Pace
E
72