The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

LPGA: Ariya Ju­tanu­garn and Amy Yang led the Ladies Scot­tish Open by one stroke after an in­creas­ingly tough scor­ing day in the third round on Satur­day at Gul­lane, Scot­land.

None of the top five broke par 71, as the wind picked up in the af­ter­noon and grew to a howl­ing 35 mph (55 kph) at Gul­lane.

Ariya and Yang carded 2-over rounds of 73 to be 8 un­der for the tour­na­ment.

Their clos­est chal­lenger was Min­jee Lee of Aus­tralia ( 71) at 7 un­der.

Two more South Kore­ans, Haeji Kang ( 71) and So Yeon Ryu ( 72), were a shot fur­ther adrift.

Spain’s Car­lota Ci­ganda (68), South Korea’s Jin Young Ko (68), and Aus­tralia’s Sarah Kemp (67) made ground to rise into con­tention. Kemp en­joyed the low round of the day after go­ing out dur­ing the calmer morn­ing. She was five off the lead.

Amer­i­can golfer Tif­fany Joh, the overnight leader after a course-record 62 on Friday, played in the fi­nal group with Ariya and Yang and hit trou­ble. She dropped seven shots over six holes be­fore the turn, and fin­ished her round on 9-over 80. But she was only four shots back.

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