KPMG Women’s PGA Championship R3

Hannah Green holds on to lead ahead of final round

June 20-23
Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota
$3,850,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Hannah Green will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as she goes in search of her first LPGA title.

The Australian began the day three shots ahead of her closest challenger, Ariya Jutanugarn, and maintained her lead for the third straight day after shooting a third-round 70 and moving to nine under par for the tournament.

She opened her penultimate round at Hazeltine National, Minnesota, with three straight pars before hitting three birdies over the next four holes and another on the 15th. She recorded her second bogey of the tournament on the par-three 13th and suffered a three-putt bogey at the final hole.

The 22-year-old admitted the final round would be a big day for her, but believed she would be able to control her nerves.


“Obviously it’s my first time in this position so I feel like I will be a little bit nervous come tomorrow, but I think when I have more time to wait in between shots that’s when I started to feel the nerves and I was like, OK, my heart is beating,” she told the LPGA website.

“I think I need to just slow things down and take my time and make sure I’m not rushing into any shots.”

Two-time major winner Jutanugarn, from Thailand, closed the gap after signing for a solid 68 in round three, recording back-to-back birdies through holes three and four and seven and eight.

She dropped shots on the 13th and 16th but completed her round with a birdie-par finish to get to eight under overall.


Americans Lizette Salas and Nelly Korda are tied in third at five under, while defending champion Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, sits in fifth place alongside compatriot Sei Young Kim at four under.

England’s Mel Reid, who tumbled down the leaderboard after a second-round 76, improved on day three to card a 71 and sit among compatriot Georgia Hall (70) and American Annie Park (71) in a tie for 23rd place.

Meanwhile, Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh is two over par for the tournament after mixing two birdies with four bogeys for a round of 73 and dropping into joint 33rd.


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Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Hannah Green
-9
68
69
70
207
2
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
70
70
68
208
T3
Lizette Salas
-5
72
71
68
211
T3
Nelly Korda
-5
72
70
69
211
T5
Sei Young Kim
-4
73
72
67
212
T5
Sung Hyun Park
-4
70
71
71
212
T7
Danielle Kang
-3
75
70
68
213
T7
Lauren Stephenson
-3
72
73
68
213
T7
Inbee Park
-3
72
73
68
213
T7
Amy Yang
-3
70
74
69
213
T7
Angel Yin
-3
71
71
71
213
T12
Jin Young Ko
-2
77
67
70
214
T12
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
71
72
71
214
T12
Hyo Joo Kim
-2
69
74
71
214
T15
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
75
71
69
215
T15
Megan Khang
-1
74
72
69
215
T15
Mirim Lee
-1
71
74
70
215
T15
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-1
74
70
71
215
T15
Brittany Lang
-1
73
71
71
215
T15
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
72
72
71
215
T15
In-Kyung Kim
-1
70
74
71
215
T15
Lexi Thompson
-1
72
71
72
215
T23
Georgia Hall
E
76
70
70
216
T23
Annie Park
E
70
75
71
216
T23
Mel Reid
E
69
76
71
216
T26
Haeji Kang
1
72
74
71
217
T26
So Yeon Ryu
1
71
75
71
217
T26
In Gee Chun
1
74
70
73
217
T26
Jessica Korda
1
74
70
73
217
T26
Caroline Hedwall
1
72
71
74
217
T26
Xiyu Lin
1
70
73
74
217
T26
Lydia Ko
1
71
70
76
217
T33
Azahara Munoz
2
73
75
70
218
T33
Jenny Shin
2
72
76
70
218
T33
Brittany Altomare
2
76
71
71
218
T33
Pavarisa Yoktuan
2
73
74
71
218
T33
Gemma Dryburgh
2
75
70
73
218
T38
Mariah Stackhouse
3
78
70
71
219
T38
Kristen Gillman
3
74
74
71
219
T38
Minjee Lee
3
74
74
71
219
T38
Tiffany Joh
3
73
74
72
219
T38
Chella Choi
3
71
75
73
219
T38
Carlota Ciganda
3
71
75
73
219
T38
Jennifer Song
3
74
70
75
219
T38
Caroline Masson
3
72
72
75
219
T46
Brooke M. Henderson
4
76
73
71
220
T46
Celine Boutier
4
73
76
71
220
T46
Sandra Gal
4
74
74
72
220
T46
Angela Stanford
4
74
73
73
220
T46
Peiyun Chien
4
74
73
73
220
T46
Marina Alex
4
76
70
74
220
T46
Nuria Iturrioz
4
73
70
77
220
T46
Pernilla Lindberg
4
72
71
77
220
T54
Jane Park
5
77
72
72
221
T54
Anne van Dam
5
76
73
72
221
T54
Nasa Hataoka
5
76
72
73
221
T54
Daniela Darquea
5
75
73
73
221
T54
Wichanee Meechai
5
72
76
73
221
T54
Kendall Dye
5
72
75
74
221
T60
Na Yeon Choi
6
76
73
73
222
T60
Katherine Perry
6
76
73
73
222
T60
Jaye Marie Green
6
75
74
73
222
T60
Su Oh
6
74
75
73
222
T60
Maria Fassi
6
73
76
73
222
T60
Madelene Sagstrom
6
76
72
74
222
T60
Jeongeun Lee6
6
73
75
74
222
T60
Alena Sharp
6
77
70
75
222
T60
Wei-Ling Hsu
6
73
73
76
222
T60
Mariajo Uribe
6
75
70
77
222
T60
Yu Liu
6
72
73
77
222
T71
Cristie Kerr
7
76
73
74
223
T71
Sakura Yokomine
7
75
74
74
223
T71
Jeong Eun Lee
7
75
73
75
223
T71
Jimin Kang (CP)
7
73
70
80
223
T75
Sarah Burnham
9
78
71
76
225
T75
Karine Icher
9
75
74
76
225
T75
Marissa Steen
9
75
74
76
225
78
Ryann O’Toole
10
76
72
78
226
T79
Mi Hyang Lee
11
74
75
78
227
T79
Kris Tamulis
11
74
73
80
227
CUT
Kim Kaufman
6
79
71
CUT
Karrie Webb
6
79
71
CUT
Morgan Pressel
6
77
73
CUT
Emma Talley
6
77
73
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
6
75
75
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
6
74
76
CUT
Tiffany Chan
6
73
77
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
6
73
77
CUT
Shanshan Feng
6
72
78
CUT
Jing Yan
7
79
72
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
7
77
74
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
7
76
75
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
7
76
75
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
7
76
75
CUT
Gaby Lopez
7
75
76
CUT
Ally McDonald
7
75
76
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
7
73
78
CUT
Ayako Uehara
8
80
72
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
8
79
73
CUT
Leona Maguire
8
78
74
CUT
Laetitia Beck
8
77
75
CUT
Dottie Ardina
8
76
76
CUT
Hee Young Park
8
76
76
CUT
Charley Hull
8
75
77
CUT
Luna Sobron
8
75
77
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
8
75
77
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
8
74
78
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
8
74
78
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
9
79
74
CUT
Gerina Piller
10
83
71
CUT
Joanna Coe (CP)
10
81
73
CUT
Lindy Duncan
10
80
74
CUT
Alison Lee
10
80
74
CUT
Bronte Law
10
79
75
CUT
Paula Creamer
10
78
76
CUT
Katherine Kirk
10
78
76
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
10
75
79
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
10
75
79
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
11
80
75
CUT
Laura Davies
11
79
76
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
11
79
76
CUT
Aditi Ashok
11
77
78
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
11
77
78
CUT
Stacy Lewis
11
77
78
CUT
Lee Lopez
11
77
78
CUT
Amy Olson
11
77
78
CUT
Catriona Matthew
11
75
80
CUT
Maria Torres
12
83
73
CUT
Christina Kim
12
82
74
CUT
Isi Gabsa
12
81
75
CUT
Seul-Ki Park (CP)
12
80
76
CUT
Sarah Kemp
12
79
77
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
12
79
77
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
12
79
77
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
12
78
78
CUT
Karen Chung
12
76
80
CUT
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth (CP)
13
81
76
CUT
Mina Harigae
13
76
81
CUT
Linnea Strom
13
76
81
CUT
Austin Ernst
13
75
82
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
14
80
78
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
14
79
79
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
15
84
75
CUT
Brianna Do
15
80
79
CUT
Clariss Guce
15
77
82
CUT
Ashley Grier (CP)
19
82
81
CUT
Michelle Wie
22
84
82
CUT
Wendy Doolan (CP)
23
86
81
CUT
Nicole Jeray (CP)
23
82
85
CUT
Brittany Kelly (CP)
24
85
83
CUT
Alison Curdt (CP)
26
88
82
WD
Dani Holmqvist
76
WD
Klara Spilkova
77
WD
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
79
WD
Mi Jung Hur
WD
Haru Nomura