Ariya one shot be­hind lead­ers in Korea

Thai world No.2 one stroke adrift of Kang and Hull af­ter third round in In­cheon

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>> IN­CHEON: Ariya Ju­tanu­garn fell one shot be­hind lead­ers Danielle Kang and Charley Hull af­ter the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Cham­pi­onship yes­ter­day.

The Thai world No.2, who was among the four co-lead­ers af­ter Fri­day’s se­cond round, fired a three­un­der-par 69 to reach 11-un­der 205 at the Sky 72 Golf Club in In­cheon.

Amer­i­can Kang and Eng­land’s Hull, who were also in the lead­ing pack af­ter the se­cond round, shot match­ing fou­run­der 68s to score 12-un­der 204.

Reign­ing US Open cham­pion Ariya, who has three vic­to­ries so far this year, scored four birdies and a bo­gey.

World No.29 Kang and the 33rdranked Hull — the other two overnight co-lead­ers — re­mained tied af­ter Kang had six birdies against two bo­geys while Hull had a bo­gey-free round of 68.

Lo­cal favourite Chun In-Gee shared the third place at 206 with world No.17 Lydia Ko and Min­jee Lee, who are both eth­ni­cally Korean but cit­i­zens of New Zealand and Aus­tralian re­spec­tively.

Chun, ranked 27 and with two ca­reer LPGA wins un­der her belt, fired a six-un­der 66 in the third round af­ter dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mances in the first and se­cond rounds.

Chun’s com­pa­triot and world No.1 Park Sung-Hyun, who shared the lead with Ariya, Hull and Kang on Fri­day, sunk to the sev­enth place af­ter an er­ratic round of 71 that in­cluded three bo­geys and a dou­ble-bo­gey.

Ariya Ju­tanu­garn lines up a putt on the sixth hole dur­ing the third round at the Sky 72 Golf Club in In­cheon.

Danielle Kang ges­tures on the se­cond hole.

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