Volunteers of America Classic R3

Jin Young Ko holds 54-hole lead in Texas

VOA Classic 2021 R3
July 01-04
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Jin Young Ko is back in the lead after a marathon 31-hole moving day at Old American Golf Club.


VOA Classic 2021 R3

“Today was really difficult. I played 31 holes and woke up at 4:50 [a.m. CT] this morning and finished at almost 9 [p.m. CT]. I played all day; it was a long day. But, I had a great round and it was fun.

“I did not want to play early tomorrow morning, so I wanted to finish. We did a great decision.”


VOA Classic 2021 R3

She completed her second round in the morning (70) then started her third at 3:42 p.m. Ko shot three birdies and an eagle at the par-4 15th for a bogey-free 66 to take a one shot lead at 14-under into Sunday’s final round.

Ko has held or shared the 54-hole lead six times before in her career and went on to win the tournament on four of those occasions.

“This course is not easy but not too hard because greens are really small, so if I hit the green, middle of the green, I might have the chance for birdie opportunity.”


VOA Classic 2021 R3

LPGA Tour rookies Esther Henseleit and Matilda Castren are tied behind Ko at 13-under. Henseleit (64) shot the low score of the third round, matched by Mirim Lee.

Overnight leader Castren, who won her first title at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in June, fired four birdies and a single bogey for a 3-under 68.

“It’s great to have the experience,” she said of her win at Lake Merced. “This morning, I knew what it was going to be like playing in the final group and being in the lead, so that helped for tomorrow. I know I’ll be a more relaxed and hopefully do the same as Mediheal on Sunday.”


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VOA Classic 2021 R3

Jeongeun Lee6 closed her round with three consecutive birdies for a 69 and sits in fourth place at 10-under.

“I’m not satisfied with my result,” said Lee6. “I missed a lot of greens, so I didn’t have a lot of birdie chances. But I have one more day. I finished the last three holes really good. I like this position, so I am going to focus on keeping it on the green and then just putting speed. I’m going to try my best.”

VOA Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jin Young Ko
-14
63-70-66
199
T2
Esther Henseleit
-13
66-70-64
200
T2
Matilda Castren
-13
66-66-68
200
4
Jeongeun Lee6
-10
64-70-69
203
T5
Angela Stanford
-9
69-70-65
204
T5
Ana Belac
-9
68-68-68
204
T7
Stacy Lewis
-8
68-69-68
205
T7
Paula Reto
-8
68-69-68
205
T7
In Gee Chun
-8
64-72-69
205
T7
Gaby Lopez
-8
69-66-70
205
T11
Min-G Kim
-7
65-74-67
206
T11
Marina Alex
-7
69-69-68
206
T11
Perrine Delacour
-7
66-72-68
206
T11
Jaye Marie Green
-7
68-69-69
206
T11
Celine Boutier
-7
68-67-71
206
T16
Mirim Lee
-6
73-70-64
207
T16
Sei Young Kim
-6
70-68-69
207
T16
Pornanong Phatlum
-6
69-69-69
207
T16
Hyo Joo Kim
-6
69-68-70
207
T16
Katherine Kirk
-6
68-69-70
207
T16
Celine Herbin
-6
68-68-71
207
22
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-5
68-70-70
208
T23
Brianna Do
-4
69-72-68
209
T23
Peiyun Chien
-4
70-70-69
209
T23
Dana Finkelstein
-4
67-72-70
209
T23
Lauren Coughlin
-4
68-70-71
209
T23
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-4
67-71-71
209
T23
Emma Talley
-4
65-73-71
209
T29
Kendall Dye
-3
70-71-69
210
T29
Yealimi Noh
-3
70-70-70
210
T29
Clariss Guce
-3
69-71-70
210
T29
Yu Liu
-3
70-68-72
210
T29
Lindy Duncan
-3
69-69-72
210
T29
Jackie Stoelting
-3
69-69-72
210
T29
Gerina Piller
-3
66-72-72
210
T29
Jasmine Suwannapura
-3
66-71-73
210
T37
Mind Muangkhumsakul
-2
72-71-68
211
T37
Alana Uriell
-2
71-72-68
211
T37
Cindy LaCrosse
-2
71-72-68
211
T37
Kristen Gillman
-2
69-74-68
211
T37
Aditi Ashok
-2
71-71-69
211
T37
Sung Hyun Park
-2
74-67-70
211
T37
Lauren Kim
-2
70-71-70
211
T37
Lizette Salas
-2
70-71-70
211
T37
Sarah Jane Smith
-2
66-74-71
211
T37
Lee Lopez
-2
73-65-73
211
T47
Vicky Hurst
-1
68-74-70
212
T47
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
70-71-71
212
T47
Bianca Pagdanganan
-1
70-70-72
212
T47
Jeongeun Lee
-1
68-72-72
212
T51
Stephanie Meadow
E
73-70-70
213
T51
Esther Lee
E
71-72-70
213
T51
Jenny Shin
E
71-72-70
213
T51
Na Yeon Choi
E
71-72-70
213
T51
Linnea Johansson
E
70-73-70
213
T51
Maia Schechter
E
69-74-70
213
T51
Lindsey Weaver
E
71-71-71
213
T51
Cheyenne Knight
E
71-71-71
213
T51
Dottie Ardina
E
70-72-71
213
T51
Farah Bernadette O’Keefe (a)
E
69-73-71
213
T51
Fatima Fernandez Cano
E
71-70-72
213
T51
Caroline Inglis
E
71-70-72
213
T51
Ayako Uehara
E
69-72-72
213
T51
Min Seo Kwak
E
71-69-73
213
T65
Carlota Ciganda
+1
72-70-72
214
T65
Albane Valenzuela
+1
70-72-72
214
T67
Anna Nordqvist
+2
71-71-73
215
T67
Cydney Clanton
+2
68-74-73
215
T67
Pavarisa Yoktuan
+2
70-71-74
215
T70
Jing Yan
+3
76-67-73
216
T70
Elin Arvidsson
+3
74-69-73
216
T70
Isi Gabsa
+3
67-76-73
216
T70
Kris Tamulis
+3
68-73-75
216
T70
Katherine Perry-Hamski
+3
68-71-77
216
T75
Paula Creamer
+4
72-71-74
217
T75
Jenny Coleman
+4
68-73-76
217
77
Elizabeth Szokol
+6
69-73-77
219
78
Liz Nagel
+8
70-73-78
221
Gemma Dryburgh
CUT
75-69
144
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
75-69
144
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
75-69
144
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
74-70
144
Juli Inkster
CUT
73-71
144
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
CUT
72-72
144
Alejandra Llaneza
CUT
72-72
144
Kristy McPherson
CUT
70-74
144
Haley Moore
CUT
70-74
144
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
CUT
69-75
144
Andrea Lee
CUT
68-76
144
Frida Kinhult
CUT
74-71
145
Maddie McCrary #
CUT
73-72
145
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
73-72
145
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
73-72
145
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
73-72
145
Alena Sharp
CUT
72-73
145
Avery Zweig (a) *
CUT
72-73
145
A Lim Kim
CUT
71-74
145
Linnea Strom
CUT
71-74
145
Yujeong Son
CUT
70-75
145
Tiffany Joh
CUT
69-76
145
Marissa Steen
CUT
68-77
145
Mi Hyang Lee
CUT
74-72
146
Bailey Elizabeth Shoemaker (a) *
CUT
72-74
146
Greta Isabella Voelker #
CUT
72-74
146
Katelyn Dambaugh
CUT
71-75
146
Sarah Burnham
CUT
70-76
146
Janie Jackson
CUT
70-76
146
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
70-76
146
Brynn Christine Walker *
CUT
69-77
146
Roberta Liti
CUT
67-79
146
Annie Park
CUT
76-71
147
Kristin Coleman
CUT
75-72
147
Caroline Hedwall
CUT
75-72
147
Jillian Hollis
CUT
75-72
147
Mi Jung Hur
CUT
75-72
147
Daniela Darquea
CUT
74-73
147
Brittany Lang
CUT
74-73
147
Julie Aime
CUT
73-74
147
Jacqui Concolino
CUT
73-74
147
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
72-75
147
Tiffany Chan
CUT
71-76
147
Kyung Kim
CUT
71-76
147
Kelly Tan
CUT
74-74
148
Nuria Iturrioz
CUT
72-76
148
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
72-77
149
Natalie Gulbis
CUT
70-79
149
Rachel Rohanna
CUT
75-75
150
Maria Fassi
CUT
73-77
150
Jane Park
CUT
73-77
150
Laetitia Beck
CUT
76-75
151
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
77-75
152
Yani Tseng
CUT
75-77
152
Katelyn Sepmoree *
CUT
78-75
153
Meredith Duncan
CUT
76-77
153
Kris Tschetter
CUT
78-80
158
Amelia Lewis
CUT
80-79
159
Anne van Dam
WD
75
Jiwon Jeon
WD
77
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