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South Korean golfers lead after 3 rounds at LPGA Singapore


In Gee Chun of South Korea plays a shot from the eighth tee during her third round match at the Women’s World Golf Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Miller)


In Gee Chun shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to lead a trio of South Korean golfers to the top of the standings after three rounds of the HSBC Women’s World Championship on the LPGA Tour.

Chun had a total of 54 holes of 12-under 204 on Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong course. She had a one-shot lead over Jeongeun Lee6 (65) and No. 1-ranked Jin Young Ko, who shot 69.

American Danielle Kang (68), Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (70) and fellow South Korean player Amy Yang (71) tied for fourth. Canada’s Brooke Henderson finished seventh after a 71, four strokes behind In.

Australia’s Hannah Green also shot 71 and was tied for eighth, five shots off the lead.

Chun hasn’t won on the LPGA Tour in over three years.

“I tried to focus well on the green because I have neck spasms so I didn’t try to hit hard,” said Chun, who twisted a neck muscle in the first turn on Thursday and considered withdrawing.

“I think it went really well on the green, and then I was really able to bring the greens really well. That’s how I got a good score today.

Chun’s last win was at the 2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in his home country. Her first two career victories were major titles at the 2015 US Women’s Open and the 2016 Evian Championship.

Lee6’s 65 was Saturday’s low round of the day that included an eagle chip-in at No. 13 and six birdies in his first seven holes.

“I’m very happy with my results,” said Lee6. “My swing is getting better these days. So I’ve been playing comfortably.


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