Pelican Women’s Championship R3

Sei Young Kim takes 5-shot lead

November 19-22
Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Florida
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Sei Young Kim responded to Ally McDonald’s ace on the 12th with four back-to-back birdies to open a five-stroke lead in the Pelican Women’s Championship, shooting a 64 to reach 6-under 196.


“She made a hole-in-one, we almost one-shot lead,” Kim said. “I got a little bit pressure, but I try to focus on my game.”

“I just trying to keep push myself until the last hole. Just keep pushing. I think that is way to make more birdies.”



McDonald’s ace and three birdies were accompanied by two bogeys and a double bogey for a 68.

“It was playing like 115 front, 127 hole, and there was a little bit of downwind,” said McDonald. “So, I thought a 115 shot, just playing the front edge, would be enough to pitch it a few yards on and let it release. Honestly, this is kind of how my strategy works, was everything told me to look a couple paces right of it, so I did. That’s kind of my strategy, because I wasn’t looking at the hole, but then it went in.”


“I felt like I played really solid during that stretch. I hit good shots. Just unfortunately, my speed got a little off, especially 16, 17, 18. For a little bit, I kind of lost my touch with the putter.”

Stephanie Meadow also shot a 68 to reach third place at 8-under, one shot ahead of Lydia Ko who shot a 66.



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Brooke Henderson continues to be on form, she has played the weekend in eight starts this season, and is tied in fifth place at 6-under with Austin Ernst and Minjee Lee after shooting a 66.

“I love moving day,” said Henderson. “ I feel like after you make the cut, you’re feeling a little bit looser and it’s a great day where you can really make a move up the leaderboard, challenge the leaders. I was trying to do that today. Didn’t get as many [birdies] as I would have liked, but hopefully do something similar tomorrow.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-14
67
65
64
196
2
Ally McDonald
-9
67
66
68
201
3
Stephanie Meadow
-8
69
65
68
202
4
Lydia Ko
-7
70
67
66
203
T5
Austin Ernst
-6
71
68
65
204
T5
Brooke M. Henderson
-6
68
70
66
204
T5
Minjee Lee
-6
68
69
67
204
8
Elizabeth Szokol
-5
69
66
70
205
9
Mi Jung Hur
-3
70
69
68
207
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-2
66
72
70
208
T10
Mel Reid
-2
73
70
65
208
T10
Jennifer Song
-2
68
70
70
208
T10
Angela Stanford
-2
70
68
70
208
T10
Lindsey Weaver
-2
69
68
71
208
T15
Jessica Korda
-1
69
73
67
209
T15
Caroline Masson
-1
69
70
70
209
T15
Hee Young Park
-1
68
73
68
209
T15
Sophia Popov
-1
64
70
75
209
T19
In Gee Chun
E
71
69
70
210
T19
Megan Khang
E
70
70
70
210
T19
Robynn Ree
E
69
69
72
210
T19
Alena Sharp
E
68
71
71
210
T23
Brittany Altomare
1
72
70
69
211
T23
Nicole Broch Larsen
1
73
69
69
211
T23
Kristen Gillman
1
70
71
70
211
T23
Andrea Lee
1
71
70
70
211
T23
Amy Olson
1
70
71
70
211
T28
Perrine Delacour
2
70
71
71
212
T28
Tiffany Joh
2
70
71
71
212
T28
Jin Young Ko
2
72
71
69
212
T28
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
72
70
70
212
T28
Xiyu Lin
2
71
74
67
212
T33
Lindy Duncan
3
71
70
72
213
T33
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
3
68
71
74
213
T33
Cristie Kerr
3
72
69
72
213
T33
Cheyenne Knight
3
70
70
73
213
T33
Leona Maguire
3
72
72
69
213
T33
Yealimi Noh
3
71
72
70
213
T33
Lexi Thompson
3
70
70
73
213
T40
Daniela Darquea
4
73
69
72
214
T40
Jeong Eun Lee
4
71
70
73
214
T40
Maria Fassi
4
73
70
71
214
T40
Nasa Hataoka
4
71
71
72
214
T40
Jennifer Kupcho
4
75
70
69
214
T40
Bianca Pagdanganan
4
73
69
72
214
T40
Madelene Sagstrom
4
72
71
71
214
T40
Sarah Schmelzel
4
70
73
71
214
T40
Sarah Jane Smith
4
69
72
73
214
T49
Su Oh
5
71
72
72
215
T49
Annie Park
5
73
69
73
215
T49
Gerina Piller
5
76
69
70
215
T49
Jenny Shin
5
70
73
72
215
T49
Maria Torres
5
69
71
75
215
T54
Sierra Brooks
6
74
71
71
216
T54
Hannah Green
6
73
72
71
216
T54
Eun-Hee Ji
6
70
70
76
216
T54
Haeji Kang
6
68
73
75
216
T54
Brittany Lincicome
6
69
72
75
216
T54
Angel Yin
6
72
71
73
216
60
Mi Hyang Lee
7
71
73
73
217
T61
Sarah Burnham
8
77
68
73
218
T61
Jaye Marie Green
8
68
74
76
218
T61
Pernilla Lindberg
8
74
71
73
218
T64
Mina Harigae
9
72
70
77
219
T64
Jeongeun Lee6
9
73
69
77
219
T64
Stacy Lewis
9
76
69
74
219
T64
Jackie Stoelting
9
73
71
75
219
T68
Tiffany Chan
10
73
72
75
220
T68
Morgan Pressel
10
73
71
76
220
70
Sung Hyun Park
11
74
70
77
221
CUT
Celine Boutier
6
72
74
146
CUT
Matilda Castren
6
72
74
146
CUT
Cydney Clanton
6
73
73
146
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
6
71
75
146
CUT
Katherine Kirk
6
74
72
146
CUT
Azahara Munoz
6
74
72
146
CUT
Ryann O’Toole
6
72
74
146
CUT
Christina Kim
7
78
69
147
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
7
72
75
147
CUT
Lauren Stephenson
7
76
71
147
CUT
Emma Talley
7
76
71
147
CUT
Jing Yan
7
77
70
147
CUT
Julieta Granada
8
72
76
148
CUT
Muni He
8
75
73
148
CUT
Esther Lee
8
72
76
148
CUT
Mo Martin
8
72
76
148
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
8
73
75
148
CUT
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
8
73
75
148
CUT
Maia Schechter
8
72
76
148
CUT
Ayako Uehara
8
73
75
148
CUT
Alana Uriell
8
78
70
148
CUT
Jenny Coleman
9
75
74
149
CUT
Sandra Gal
9
74
75
149
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
9
75
74
149
CUT
Liz Nagel
9
74
75
149
CUT
Linnea Strom
9
72
77
149
CUT
Jennifer Chang
10
73
77
150
CUT
Haley Moore
10
74
76
150
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
11
78
73
151
CUT
Chella Choi
12
74
78
152
CUT
Brittany Lang
12
79
73
152
CUT
Bronte Law
13
76
77
153
CUT
Karrie Webb
15
77
78
155
CUT
Jillian Hollis
16
80
76
156
CUT
Nathalie Filler
19
85
74
159
WD
Jasmine Suwannapura
8
78
78
WD
Natalie Gulbis
9
79
79
DQ
Yu Liu
4
74
74
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