US Women’s Open: Former champion Minjee Lee shares lead heading into final round | golf news

Minjee Lee of Australia, Wichanee Meechai of Thailand and Andrea Lee of the United States have a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the US Women’s Open.

The Australian scored an eagle, three birdies and a bogey on Saturday to join the other co-leaders at five under par.

Speaking after her round of 66, Minjee Lee said: “I tried to stay calm and tried to be patient.”

“I feel like my game has been a trend. I feel like it has been adapting to the moment I’m in.”

Andrea Lee overcame some early errors to stay in the hunt with a bogey-free back nine, while Meechai, the only player to hit six under at any time during the first three rounds, gave up two strokes late to score a one. -less than 69 years old by day.

Japan’s Hinako Shibuno shot seven birdies to stay in the hunt at three under, while compatriot Yuka Saso, the only other player to shoot under par in three rounds, is one shot further back.

Minjee Lee reacts after finishing the 15th hole during the third round (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Minjee Lee started the day three shots behind but propelled herself into contention for a third major title.

“I thought the course was set up really well for moving day, round three,” he said. “There were a lot of birdie opportunities.

“I just tried to follow my game plan, tried to make birdies and stayed in the moment.”

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Nelly Korda had a nightmare start to the US Women’s Open, scoring a 10, the highest of her LPGA career, on the par-three 12th hole during her first round for a disastrous bogey of seven.

Lee will seek to regain the US Open title she won in 2022 and the favorite to enter the tournament has already fallen by the wayside.

World number one Nelly Korda missed the cut in a field where only five players are under par through three rounds.

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