Late birdie gives Hsu share of lead at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Wei-Ling Hsu birdied the ultimate gap Saturday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the third-round lead with Moriya Jutanugarn within the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Championship.

Jutanugarn eagled the par-5 seventh in a 65 to match Hsu at 10-under 203 on Kingsmill Resort’s agency and quick River Course.

The 26-year-old Hsu, from Taiwan, is winless on the LPGA Tour. She had 5 straight birdies on Nos. 3-7.

“I do not actually take into consideration this a lot,” Hsu stated. “Simply attempt to hit each single shot the place I need to be. And the iron efficiency these couple holes are actually good. Simply I put loads of ball like proper subsequent to the pin.”

Jutanugarn, additionally 26, gained the 2018 LA Open for her lone title. The Thai participant’s youthful sister, Ariya Jutanugarn, gained at Kingsmill in 2016 and 2018.

“Tomorrow goes to be new day and you do not know what is going on to occur,” Jutanugarn stated. “I am simply making an attempt to maintain engaged on what I am doing and simply exit and have enjoyable, and hopefully it is going to be a very good day.”

Jessica Korda was a stroke again, birdieing three of the final 4 in a 67. She gained the season-opening Diamond Resorts Match of Champions for her sixth tour title.

“It was actually gradual at the moment. It was powerful,” Korda stated. “The greens are undoubtedly loads sooner than they had been the primary couple days, so I believe it was simply onerous for me to get actually snug. So, it was simply good to have the ability to put a pair birdies in.”

Lizette Salas shot a 64 to affix second-round chief Sarah Kemp (69) at 8 beneath. Salas gained the 2014 event.

“Contemplating I’m a previous champion, this golf course is taking part in fully completely different,” Salas stated. “I am specializing in visualizing my photographs higher and I am clearly executing them extra. Putts are feeling good. I believe total my confidence is coming again.”

Giulia Molinaro (63), Ryann O’Toole (66) and Lauren Stephenson (67) had been 7 beneath.

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