Volunteers of America Classic R3

Noh, Ryu & Park tied for lead

December 03-06
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Yealimi Noh held a two-shot lead after a birdie on the 17th but signed for a 71 after a double bogey on the 18th that dropped her back into a share of the lead with Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu in the Volunteers of America Classic


“As soon as I finish, I wanted to see the leaderboard and to see that I’m playing with those two tomorrow,” said Noh. “I’m really, really excited. Actually in the beginning of the week I was talking to my parents about Inbee and So Yeon and how I really wanted to play with them and see just how good they are and be right there next to them. So I’m excited for tomorrow.”

Ryu, playing her first LPGA event since the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in February, didn’t come in with any real expectations. She started her third round at 2-over for the tournament after opening rounds of 72-72.



“Well, to be honest, was bit of struggle with the ball ‑ striking the last two days, but I went to see my coach on Monday. I haven’t seen him for nine months and finally got to see him, and he gave me couple of swing thoughts and that one really worked out well today.”

She started the third round on the right foot with five birdies in the first nine holes and made one more on the back nine for a bogey-free 65.

“Actually, I’ve been hitting the ball really, really well today, so hopefully I can shoot some low number. And even though I played a few events in Korea, I never really had low scores. So I really wanted to shoot like 8-under, 7-under, so that’s what I was looking for. I was expecting little better than 65, but once again, 65 is always good score to have.”


“I have no complaints about my ball-striking today. I hit 17 greens, I believe, and then I made so many birdie chances. I wish I could have made more putts on the back nine.”

Park, who won in 2013 and 2015 at Las Colinas Country Club, is still adjusting to the change in venue.

“This golf course, the greens are just so pure. I had a couple of mistakes, you know, greens are just too fast for me. I have been practicing a little bit on the slower green than this, you know, last couple of months. So I’m just trying to still adjust a little bit of speed, but the course is in really good condition. Greens are a little bit softer than last year, but with the cold weather it is playing tough. Once you miss the green, it is really hard to get up and down so you have to hit a lot of greens on this golf course.”

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She made three birdies and a single bogey for a 69.

“We took about seven weeks of break after KPMG and coming back here first week just preparing for the U.S. Women’s Open, so I’m really happy with my game. I was probably thinking that I am going to be a little bit rusty and just trying to get things going before the Open, and that’s what I’m trying to do.”





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Yealimi Noh
-4
72
66
71
209
T1
Inbee Park
-4
72
68
69
209
T1
So Yeon Ryu
-4
72
72
65
209
T4
Kristen Gillman
-3
73
71
66
210
T4
Nasa Hataoka
-3
72
69
69
210
T4
Charley Hull
-3
68
74
68
210
T4
Jin Young Ko
-3
71
69
70
210
T4
Jessica Korda
-3
69
69
72
210
T4
Pornanong Phatlum
-3
69
71
70
210
T4
Angela Stanford
-3
71
69
70
210
T11
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70
68
73
211
T11
Madelene Sagstrom
-2
71
69
71
211
T13
Jennifer Kupcho
-1
69
73
70
212
T13
Brittany Lang
-1
70
71
71
212
T13
Jeongeun Lee6 *
-1
73
73
66
212
T13
Linnea Strom
-1
71
70
71
212
T13
Kelly Tan
-1
73
68
71
212
T13
Lindsey Weaver
-1
71
68
73
212
19
Jasmine Suwannapura
E
73
72
68
213
T20
Tiffany Chan *
1
72
76
66
214
T20
Hannah Green
1
75
67
72
214
T20
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
70
71
214
T20
Sarah Kemp
1
75
69
70
214
T24
Lindy Duncan *
2
76
71
68
215
T24
Cheyenne Knight
2
71
73
71
215
T24
Nanna Koerstz Madsen *
2
81
67
67
215
T24
Xiyu Lin
2
78
67
70
215
T24
Su Oh
2
73
70
72
215
T24
Sophia Popov
2
71
73
71
215
T30
Perrine Delacour
3
74
71
71
216
T30
Minjee Lee
3
75
70
71
216
T30
Yu Liu
3
73
70
73
216
T30
Gaby Lopez *
3
76
71
69
216
T30
Leona Maguire *
3
72
74
70
216
T30
Ryann O’Toole *
3
74
74
68
216
T36
Austin Ernst
4
72
72
73
217
T36
Mi Jung Hur
4
71
72
74
217
T36
Megan Khang
4
70
74
73
217
T36
Katherine Kirk *
4
74
76
67
217
T36
Sung Hyun Park
4
72
70
75
217
T36
Sarah Schmelzel *
4
76
71
70
217
T36
Patty Tavatanakit
4
76
67
74
217
T36
Alana Uriell *
4
76
71
70
217
T44
Celine Boutier *
5
79
69
70
218
T44
In Gee Chun
5
73
70
75
218
T44
Jodi Ewart Shadoff *
5
72
75
71
218
T44
Stacy Lewis
5
75
71
72
218
T44
Annie Park
5
72
71
75
218
T44
Gerina Piller
5
70
75
73
218
T44
Morgan Pressel
5
73
70
75
218
T44
Robynn Ree *
5
75
72
71
218
T44
Mel Reid *
5
73
74
71
218
T44
Sarah Jane Smith *
5
78
72
68
218
T44
Emma Talley *
5
74
73
71
218
T55
Brittany Altomare *
6
73
73
73
219
T55
Andrea Lee *
6
73
74
72
219
T57
Pajaree Anannarukarn *
7
73
75
72
220
T57
Ally Ewing *
7
70
76
74
220
T57
Caroline Masson *
7
78
71
71
220
T57
Amy Olson *
7
74
75
71
220
T57
Jing Yan *
7
75
72
73
220
T57
Amy Yang *
7
76
74
70
220
T63
Nicole Broch Larsen *
8
72
77
72
221
T63
Chella Choi *
8
75
71
75
221
T63
Cydney Clanton
8
74
71
76
221
T63
Jenny Coleman *
8
79
71
71
221
T63
Jaye Marie Green *
8
75
74
72
221
T68
Pernilla Lindberg *
9
75
75
72
222
T68
Stephanie Meadow *
9
75
73
74
222
T68
Ayako Uehara *
9
79
71
72
222
T71
Ariya Jutanugarn *
11
72
76
76
224
T71
Lauren Stephenson *
11
73
75
76
224
T73
Jeong Eun Lee *
12
74
74
77
225
T73
Haley Moore *
12
73
76
76
225
75
Ashleigh Buhai *
13
78
69
79
226
76
Bianca Pagdanganan *
15
78
72
78
228
CUT
Sarah Burnham
9
75
76
151
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
9
77
74
151
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
9
74
77
151
CUT
Jillian Hollis
10
75
77
152
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
10
77
75
152
CUT
Tiffany Joh
10
78
74
152
CUT
Bronte Law
10
76
76
152
CUT
Esther Lee
10
78
74
152
CUT
Hee Young Park
10
74
78
152
CUT
Maria Torres
10
80
72
152
CUT
Maria Fassi
11
80
73
153
CUT
Julieta Granada
11
78
75
153
CUT
Angel Yin
11
80
73
153
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
13
77
78
155
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
14
81
75
156
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
15
80
77
157
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
19
81
80
161
CUT
Brooke Morales
22
85
79
164
CUT
Tillie Claggett
28
83
87
170
WD
Cristie Kerr
1
72
72
WD
Mirim Lee
E
* Started on the back nine
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