Yang eyes first ma­jor

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SOUTH Korea’s Amy Yang, chas­ing her first ma­jor golf ti­tle, has fired a one- un­der- par 69 to main­tain a three- stroke lead over Stacy Lewis through three rounds of the US Women’s Open.

Yang fin­ished on eigh­tun­der 202 at Lan­caster Coun­try Club, one stroke off the 54- hole tour­na­ment record set by Amer­i­can Juli Inkster in 1999. Yang and play­ing part­ner Lewis birdied three of the first six holes but strug­gled on the greens.

“I had a tough time get­ting the right speed on the green, but I’ve hit the ball great this week. I’ll take pos­i­tives from there,” Yang said. “My coach and I, we have prac­tised hard this week. I be­lieve I can do well.”

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