Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic R3

Major champions Park, Jutanugarn and Feng tied at 20-under-par

July 04-07
Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Major champions Sung Hyun Park, Ariya Jutanugarn and Shanshan Feng sit atop the leaderboard alongside American Tiffany Joh, who is seeking her first LPGA victory, heading in to the final round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida.

In what looked set to be a procession for overnight leader Sung Hyun Park, who stood on the par five 15th tee with a three shot lead having made seven birdies and a solitary bogey through 14 holes, the field was given hope.

Thornberry Creek Classic R3 - Major champions Park, Jutanugarn and Feng tied at 20-under-par
Photo credit: Gabe Roux

Uncharacteristically Park hit her approach shot in to the water en-route to a double bogey, which was followed by a bogey at the par four 16th to bring her back to the pack.

Park eventually signed for a round of 69 (-3), which was matched by her playing partner 17-year-old Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh, who is one stroke back in solo fifth.

Park, who has a chance to capture back-to-back titles on the LPGA tomorrow, is not getting ahead of herself.

“It would definitely mean a lot to win back-to-back and I’ll try and focus on my play and play without regrets.

“Although the leaderboard is crowded, I’ll try my best tomorrow and focus on every single shot.”


Park will be paired with Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn in the penultimate group on Sunday at 3:15pm after Jutanugarn posted a round of 67 (-5) to move to 20-under-par.

Jutanugarn may not have been at her best again today but the former world no. 1 and two-time major champion still found a way to score at Thornberry Creek.

“I would say it’s getting better. Not like really good but better than yesterday. I feel I have a lot of chances to make a birdie but I missed a lot of shorts putts today.

“Everybody has a chance to shoot 10 under and win the tournament tomorrow so I hope tomorrow everything can come together.”

Feng and Joh, who were paired together on Saturday, will once again find themselves in each other’s company as they posted rounds of 65 (-7) and 66 (-6) respectively to make the final group off at 3:25 pm.

Much to their delight.

Feng said, “You never see Tiffany down, she’s always like energy up and cheering for you when you play well. I love playing with her.”

Joh added, “Oh, man, every time I see Shanshan on the pairing sheet next to my name I get really excited. She plays really quick, she’s really refreshing and I just love watching her play. I could say I’m a big fan.”

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The pair fed off each other throughout, both bogeying the 1st hole before trading birdies on holes 3, 5 and 11 then both made eagle on the par 5 13th hole.

Feng, who became China’s first major champion in 2012 and China’s first world no. 1 male or female in 2017, leads the field in eagles made, having also made two on Thursday.

Monday qualifier, Yealimi Noh continues to impress and sits one shot back in solo fifth place at 19-under-par.

America’s Elizabeth Szokol made the tournament’s first hole-in-one on the par 3 second hole from 129 yards with a PW. As a result of the ace, CME Group will donate $20,000 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

“It was pretty awesome. It is actually my first hole-in-one, so that was pretty great.”

Defending champion Sei Young Kim sits in T32 after a bogey-free round of 66 (-6). Play gets underway at 9:45am with Cheyenne Woods and Clariss Guce leading the field off the first tee.



Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Shanshan Feng
-20
64
67
65
196
T1
Tiffany Joh
-20
64
66
66
196
T1
Ariya Jutanugarn
-20
65
64
67
196
T1
Sung Hyun Park
-20
65
62
69
196
5
Yealimi Noh
-19
63
65
69
197
T6
Amy Yang
-18
64
70
64
198
T6
Mina Harigae
-18
67
63
68
198
8
Jing Yan
-17
68
68
63
199
T9
Hyo Joo Kim
-16
71
63
66
200
T9
Alison Lee
-16
65
68
67
200
T11
Eun-Hee Ji
-15
68
67
66
201
T11
Gaby Lopez
-15
66
67
68
201
T13
Nicole Broch Larsen
-14
71
66
65
202
T13
Anne van Dam
-14
69
68
65
202
T13
Chella Choi
-14
70
66
66
202
T13
Dottie Ardina
-14
68
67
67
202
T13
Celine Boutier
-14
66
69
67
202
T13
Tiffany Chan
-14
64
71
67
202
T13
Yu Liu
-14
62
69
71
202
T20
Karine Icher
-13
71
68
64
203
T20
Giulia Molinaro
-13
69
67
67
203
T20
Caroline Masson
-13
66
68
69
203
T20
Carlota Ciganda
-13
65
69
69
203
T20
Kristen Gillman
-13
69
63
71
203
T25
Ryann O’Toole
-12
73
64
67
204
T25
Mi Jung Hur
-12
70
66
68
204
T25
Marina Alex
-12
69
67
68
204
T25
Mind Muangkhumsakul
-12
69
67
68
204
T25
Alana Uriell
-12
68
67
69
204
T25
Lauren Stephenson
-12
66
68
70
204
T25
Lee Lopez
-12
67
65
72
204
T32
Sei Young Kim
-11
69
70
66
205
T32
Elizabeth Szokol
-11
69
68
68
205
T32
Ayako Uehara
-11
69
68
68
205
T32
Pornanong Phatlum
-11
67
69
69
205
T32
Megan Khang
-11
66
70
69
205
T32
Ally McDonald
-11
65
70
70
205
T32
Anna Nordqvist
-11
64
70
71
205
T39
Austin Ernst
-10
67
70
69
206
T39
Jasmine Suwannapura
-10
64
73
69
206
T39
Cydney Clanton
-10
65
71
70
206
T39
Jeong Eun Lee
-10
63
73
70
206
T39
Moriya Jutanugarn
-10
65
69
72
206
T39
Nasa Hataoka
-10
64
70
72
206
T45
Kelly Tan
-9
70
69
68
207
T45
Mi Hyang Lee
-9
69
70
68
207
T45
Patty Tavatanakit
-9
68
70
69
207
T45
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-9
68
70
69
207
T45
Lauren Kim
-9
68
69
70
207
T45
Brianna Do
-9
68
67
72
207
T51
Brittany Marchand
-8
73
66
69
208
T51
Aditi Ashok
-8
70
69
69
208
T51
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-8
69
70
69
208
T51
Louise Ridderstrom
-8
71
67
70
208
T51
Katherine Perry
-8
68
70
70
208
T51
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-8
67
71
70
208
T51
Emma Talley
-8
69
67
72
208
T51
Jane Park
-8
66
70
72
208
T59
Wichanee Meechai
-7
69
70
70
209
T59
Charlotte Thomas
-7
71
67
71
209
T61
Hee Young Park
-6
74
65
71
210
T61
Jennifer Song
-6
66
71
73
210
T63
Youngin Chun
-5
71
67
73
211
T63
Lee-Anne Pace
-5
67
70
74
211
65
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-4
68
71
73
212
66
Maddie McCrary
-3
69
70
74
213
T67
P.K. Kongkraphan
-2
71
68
75
214
T67
Maria Torres
-2
71
68
75
214
69
Cheyenne Woods
-1
71
68
76
215
70
Clariss Guce
E
69
70
77
216
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
-4
74
66
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
-4
73
67
CUT
Isi Gabsa
-4
72
68
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
-4
70
70
CUT
Amy Olson
-4
70
70
CUT
Sophia Popov
-4
70
70
CUT
Muni He
-4
69
71
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
69
71
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
-4
69
71
CUT
Robyn Choi
-4
68
72
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
-3
74
67
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
-3
73
68
CUT
Kendall Dye
-3
72
69
CUT
Daniela Darquea
-3
71
70
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
-3
71
70
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
-3
71
70
CUT
Louise Stahle
-3
70
71
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
-3
69
72
CUT
Sandra Gal
-3
68
73
CUT
Julieta Granada
-3
68
73
CUT
Katherine Kirk
-3
68
73
CUT
Rachel Rohanna
-3
67
74
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
-2
73
69
CUT
Kristy McPherson
-2
73
69
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
-2
73
69
CUT
Dori Carter
-2
72
70
CUT
Kim Kaufman
-2
72
70
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
-2
72
70
CUT
Lindy Duncan
-2
71
71
CUT
Natalie Gulbis
-2
71
71
CUT
Celine Herbin
-2
71
71
CUT
Min Lee
-2
71
71
CUT
Sophia Schubert
-2
71
71
CUT
Becca Huffer
-2
70
72
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
-2
70
72
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-2
70
72
CUT
Jenny Haglund
-2
69
73
CUT
Georgia Hall
-2
69
73
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
-2
68
74
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-1
78
65
CUT
Stephanie Kono
-1
76
67
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
-1
75
68
CUT
Christina Kim
-1
73
70
CUT
Ruixin Liu
-1
73
70
CUT
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
71
72
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
-1
70
73
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
-1
70
73
CUT
Laetitia Beck
-1
69
74
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-1
69
74
CUT
Ashli Bunch
E
73
71
CUT
Simin Feng
E
72
72
CUT
Brooke Pancake
E
71
73
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
E
70
74
CUT
Brittany Lang
E
70
74
CUT
Peiyun Chien
1
75
70
CUT
Alena Sharp
1
74
71
CUT
Karen Chung
1
73
72
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
1
73
72
CUT
Maia Schechter
1
73
72
CUT
Sarah Burnham
2
76
70
CUT
Gabby Lemieux
2
75
71
CUT
Erynne Lee
2
73
73
CUT
Jimin Kang
2
70
76
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
3
72
75
CUT
Paula Reto
4
75
73
CUT
Lilia Vu
5
79
70
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
6
74
76
CUT
Amelia Lewis
7
78
73
CUT
Kim Williams
8
73
79
CUT
Presley Cornelius (a)
55
96
103
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