Yang Hee-young leads the LPGA Tour Meyer Classic 3R… Kim Hyo-joo finished 5th by 2 strokes

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Yang Hee-young took the lead in the third round of the LPGA Tour Meyer Classic (total prize money of $2.5 million) and continued her challenge for the championship.

In the third round of the tournament held on the 18th (Korean time) at Blyder Fields Country Club (par 72, 6,638 yards) in Belmont, Michigan, USA, Yang Hee-young tied 7 birdies and 2 bogeys, and she scored 5 under par 67. hit

Yang Hee-young, who was tied for second place the previous day with a 10-under-par 134, one stroke behind the lead, scored an intermediate total of 15-under-par 201, taking her sole lead.

She is one stroke behind Ayaka Furue (Japan), Ashley Buhai (South Africa), and Xi Lin (China, 14 under par, 202 strokes), who are tied for second place.

Yang Hee-young, who made her debut on the LPGA tour in 2008, won her first win at the Hana Bank Championship held in Korea in October 2013메이저놀이터, and later reached the top three times (2015, 2017, and 2019) in the Honda LPGA Thailand Tournament held in Thailand. held the win.

Her only top 10 record was a tie for 4th at the Chevron Championships in April this year, and she showed off her steady performance by hitting 5 under par for 3 consecutive days in this competition, raising expectations for an additional multiplier in about 4 years and 4 months.

On this day, Yang Hee-young, who was on the rise by catching a stepping-stone birdie in the even-numbered holes from the 4th to the 10th hole, was shaken with bogeys on the 11th (par 3) and 13th holes (par 3).

However, with a birdie on the 14th hole (par 5), the stagnant flow was cut off, and with consecutive birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, he showed his back and jumped to the lead alone.

Yang Hee-young missed the fairway twice and the green four times that day, and recorded 30 putts.

Kim Hyo-joo, who was tied for second place with Yang Hee-young the previous day, reduced three strokes to rank fifth in a two-stroke tie (13 under par, 203 strokes).

Eriya Jutanugarn (Thailand) and Leona Maguire (Ireland) were also tied for 5th place with Kim Hyo-joo.

Defending champion Jennifer Cupcho (USA) is tied for 8th place (12 under par, 204 strokes), 3 strokes behind Yang Hee-young.

Ji Eun-hee, Choi Hye-jin, Lee Min-ji (Australia), and Alison Lee (USA) tied for 13th place (9 under par, 207 strokes), Lee Mi-hyang tied for 24th place (8 under par, 208 strokes), and Lee Jung-eun and Choi Woon-jeong tied for 26th place (7 under par, 209 strokes). ) to complete round 3.

Yoo Hae-ran and Annarin were tied for 39th (5 under par, 211 strokes), and Yoo So-yeon and Grace Kim (Australia) were tied for 49th (4 under par, 212 strokes), marking the final round.

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