Korda leads LPGA Classic, Minjee in hunt

Just lately topped US Ladies’s Open winner Minjee Lee has shot a third-round 66 to be inside hanging distance on the LPGA Meijer Basic in Michigan.

Australia’s Lee, considered one of seven majors champions topping the leaderboard, is tied for fifth at 13 beneath and trails defending champion Nelly Korda by 5 strokes.

Korda made a 22-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th for a six-under 66.

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Making her second begin since coming back from a four-month break due to a blood clot in her left arm, Korda additionally eagled the par-5 eighth and had three birdies and a bogey on Saturday. She was at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Nation Membership.

“I am simply glad to be on the market taking part in once more,” the 23-year-old stated.

“I am in rivalry, however, once more, I have been on this place earlier than. Fortunately, I can lean on that.”

The second-ranked Korda tied for eighth two weeks in the past within the US Ladies’s Open in her first occasion since early February. She is also the defending champion subsequent week within the KPGA Ladies’s PGA at Congressional.

“I knew that I had sufficient follow beneath my belt and it was simply extra of like, ‘Can I put that into match golf form of play,'” Korda added.

“Up to now, I’ve performed fairly nicely and hopefully I can proceed.”

Jennifer Kupcho, two strokes forward of taking part in associate Korda getting into the day, had a 69 to drop a shot again.

“I wasn’t taking part in in addition to I assumed I ought to,” world No.16 Kupcho stated.

“I feel after a little bit little bit of a tough begin, missed a pair fairways, I form of set a objective for myself to shoot three beneath and I did do this. So glad to have performed that.”

Canada’s Brooke Henderson, the ShopRite LPGA Basic winner final Sunday in New Jersey and 2017 and 2019 champion at Blythefield, is third at 15 beneath after a 67.

Lexi Thompson, the 2015 winner, had a 68 to get to 14 beneath whereas Kiwi Lydia Ko (65) is one again.

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