Michelle storms ahead
Michelle Wie shot a brilliant third round of five-under-par 67 yesterday to open up a two-stroke lead heading into the final day of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament.
The 27-year-old American, chasing her first LPGA title since she won the 2014 US Open, posted her third straight sub-70 round to get to 14-under 202 and head a star-studded field at the US$1.5 million (RM6.75 million) event at the Sentosa Golf Club. New Zealand’s World No 1 Lydia Ko (67) was one of three players tied for second at 12-under, joining Thailand’s reigning British Open champion Ariya Jutanugarn (69) and rising South Korean talent Park Sung-Hyun (68).
South Korea’s Rio Olympic gold medallist Park In-Bee was a shot further back at 11-under after firing a 71, level with her compatriot Jang Ha-Na (68), who won in Singapore last year and also won in Australia last month.