Australia’s safeguarding champ Minjee Lee has actually confiscated a three-shot complying with the 3rd round of the LPGA Tour’s Founders Cup in Clifton, New Jersey.
- Lee generated a five-under-par 67 in the 3rd round
- The Australian fired 4 birdies as well as an eagle to think the lead
- Her countrywoman Sarah Kemp slid from the top of the leaderboard with a three-over 75
The globe number 6 risen to the top of the leaderboard with a five-under-par 67, as other Australian Sarah Kemp collapsed after delighting in a share of the midway lead.
Relishing the limited fairways as well as company environment-friendlies at Upper Montclair Country Club, Lee rattled 4 birdies as well as an eagle to rise to 12-under for the event.
Her nearby pursuers are American Angel Lin (68) as well as South Korean Hae Ran Ryu (70) at nine-under.
Australian newbie Grace Kim, a victor of her maiden LPGA Tour occasion in Hawaii last month, is proceeding her wonderful run to be joint 7th at seven-under with American Cheyenne Knight (71) complying with a third-round 68.
Kemp slid back to a share of 13th area at five-under after supporting her second-round 65 with an unsatisfactory three-over 75.
Another Australian, Steph Kyriacou, (73) is equivalent 19th at four-under.
Lee had actually not taken care of a top-30 coating in her previous 7 LPGA Tour begins prior to discovering kind finally week’s International Crown groups occasion in San Francisco.
She as well as Kemp teamed with Kyriacou as well as Hannah Green to power Australia to the last prior to shedding to Thailand.
“I was pretty solid all day,” Lee claimed of her 3rd round in Clifton.
“I made a lot of birdies on the front and one eagle on the back and just made pars coming in, so I feel like I had a pretty good day.”
Lee’s Founders Cup success in 2014 kick-started a profession period in which she included a 2nd significant at the United States Open, won the Annika Award as ladies’s golf’s significant gamer of the year as well as tested for the globe’s leading position.
She has actually been slow-moving to start in 2023, battling to placed 4 excellent rounds with each other, yet gets on the precipice of one more vital win in advance of her United States Open protection at Pebble Beach in 3 weeks.