LOTTE Championship R3

Hyo Joo Kim stumbles but keeps hold of the lead

LOTTE Championship 2022 R3

April 13-16
Hoakalei Country Club, Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Hyo Joo Kim faltered slightly on Friday, making her first bogey of the tournament at the 7th then another at the 12th.

“There was a lot of wind going back and forth. I think it was difficult because it was not specifically directional. The pin position was also difficult compared to the first and second rounds. I had a hard time in that regard.”

LOTTE Championship 2022 R3

The South Korean player recovered with a birdie at the 14th and capped her round with a near hole-out from the greenside bunker at the 18th, tapping in the short birdie to finish with an even-par 72 and maintain her three-stroke lead in the LOTTE Championship at 10-under.

“It was very important because it was a matter of over par or not,” said Kim. “I had a chance at the 16th hole but I missed. So I was a little angry. Now I feel much better since I made a birdie on the last hole.”

LOTTE Championship 2022 R3

American Brianna Do, who qualified on Sunday, surged up the leaderboard. Her 5-under 67 featured six birdies and just one bogey. Do has held LPGA Tour Membership since 2013, but has yet to record any finish better than 15th. She is playing in her first LPGA Tour event since the 2021 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and a win this week would secure her membership for another two years.

“I’ve been working to retool my swing a little bit to make it more reliable under pressure and kind of simplifying it and making more efficient. It’s kind of working,” said Do. “I had a few good weeks on the Epson Tour, and the goal was to Monday this week. I made the Monday. Then the goal was to make a check to get in the reshuffle, and I did that. And so now it’s trying to play my way into L.A. next week, just reevaluating goals as I go along.”

LOTTE Championship 2022 R3

Do sits at 7-under in a tie for second with 2019 AIG Women’s Open champion Hinako Shibuno who shot a bogey-free 68, carding all four of her birdies on the back nine.

“Putting was more stronger, and so, yeah, that makes me birdie,” said Shibuno.

Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow and South Korea’s Somi Lee, playing on a sponsor exemption, are tied for fourth at 6-under, followed by Ariya Jutanugarn and Megan Khang tied for sixth a shot further back.

Hawaii’s Allisen Corpuz, the only Island native in the field, heads to the final round in a tie for 15th at 2-under.

LOTTE Championship 2022 R3

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By LOTTE Championship R3
Pos.PlayerTo ParScoresTotal
1Hyo Joo Kim-1067-67-72206
T2Brianna Do-772-70-67209
T2Hinako Shibuno-771-70-68209
T4Somi Lee-671-70-69210
T4Stephanie Meadow-671-70-69210
T6Megan Khang-572-72-67211
T6Ariya Jutanugarn-570-68-73211
T8Ruixin Liu-471-74-67212
T8Ashleigh Buhai-471-71-70212
T8Hye-Jin Choi-470-70-72212
T8Na Rin An-471-68-73212
T12Dewi Weber-370-74-69213
T12In Gee Chun-372-70-71213
T12Ryann O’Toole-372-69-72213
T15Emily Kristine Pedersen-274-69-71214
T15Pernilla Lindberg-271-72-71214
T15Chella Choi-270-73-71214
T15Allisen Corpuz-270-72-72214
T15Andrea Lee-271-70-73214
T15Gemma Dryburgh-267-73-74214
T21Sophia Schubert-175-71-69215
T21Gerina Mendoza-174-72-69215
T21Annie Park-173-73-69215
T21Celine Boutier-171-74-70215
T21Kelly Tan-171-72-72215
T21Stephanie Kyriacou-171-71-73215
T21A Lim Kim-172-67-76215
T21Sarah Kemp-168-69-78215
T29Anna NordqvistPar70-77-69216
T29Perrine DelacourPar71-72-73216
T29Aditi AshokPar67-73-76216
T29Haeji KangPar68-70-78216
T33Lauren Stephenson+175-72-70217
T33Charlotte Thomas+172-75-70217
T33Emma Talley+175-71-71217
T33Wichanee Meechai+174-72-71217
T33Jennifer Kupcho+174-72-71217
T33Esther Henseleit+175-70-72217
T33Atthaya Thitikul+171-74-72217
T33Lindsey Weaver-Wright+171-74-72217
T33Albane Valenzuela+170-75-72217
T33Gaby Lopez+168-77-72217
T33Lydia Ko+169-75-73217
T33Min Lee+169-73-75217
T33Hannah Green+166-76-75217
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T47Dottie Ardina+272-75-71218
T47Maria Fassi+270-76-72218
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T52Jeongeun Lee5+371-71-77219
T56Yuka Saso+473-74-73220
T56Linnea Johansson+470-77-73220
T56Yu Liu+474-72-74220
T56Jodi Ewart Shadoff+467-77-76220
T56Isi Gabsa+471-72-77220
T61Yealimi Noh+577-70-74221
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