LPGA Tour: Hannah Inexperienced rallies to carry one-shot lead at Palos Verdes Championship


The Australian produced a second spherical of 72 however stays forward of Lydia Ko in second; Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh shot 68 to leap up right into a tie for third – watch dwell from 11pm on Sunday on Sky Sports activities Golf

Final Up to date: 01/05/22 8:44am

Hannah Inexperienced stays forward entering into to the ultimate spherical

Hannah Inexperienced rallied to carry a one-shot lead going into the ultimate spherical of the Palos Verdes Championship, Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh pressed as much as third on the leaderboard.

The Australian entered the day holding a three-stroke benefit, forward of Lydia Ko and three different gamers, earlier than beginning her third spherical badly.

She overcame bogeys on the primary two holes to shoot a one-over 72 and take a one-shot lead over enjoying associate Ko heading into the ultimate day.

“I obtained off to a horrendous begin, I suppose you possibly can say,” Inexperienced stated. “Simply short-sided myself too many instances right this moment, so I used to be really fairly pleased with the one-over rating.

“I simply hit a few humorous wedge photographs and likewise did not learn the lies and the wind course.”

Between holes six and 9 she recorded bogey-eagle-bogey-birdie and likewise dropped a stroke on the par-4 12th.

The Australian birdied the par-5 16th and parred the final two to complete at eight-under 205.

“It is arduous,” Inexperienced stated. “You realize there are some alternatives on this golf course, however you additionally know there are a pair powerful holes.

“You simply have to remain affected person like each different golf course, nevertheless it’s arduous when Lydia [Ko] is respiration down your again and there are such a lot of good scores from earlier within the day.”

Gemma Dryburgh is high on confidence and enjoying her golf

Gemma Dryburgh is excessive on confidence and having fun with her golf

Scotland’s Dryburgh delivered a spherical of 68 to fortify her place on transferring day. 5 birdies on the entrance 9 was adopted by a birdie and three bogeys on the again 9.

“I feel hit a lot of the fairways right this moment, so I am simply going to have a lot of confidence,” Dryburgh stated.

“Every thing is form of fairly strong, to be sincere. [I’m] hitting it nicely, placing and chipping nicely, so it is simply form of all coming collectively, which has been good. Form of on a little bit of a roll for the time being, so simply a lot of confidence.”

Dryburgh’s productiveness means she joins Lexi Thompson in leaping up the standings. Thompson moved from a tie for 37th into the tie for third with Dryburgh and 7 different golfers.

“The primary two days had been a little bit bit tough with the ball-striking, however got here collectively right this moment,” Thompson stated. “Had an excellent vary session yesterday after my spherical and found out a number of issues. Simply felt assured coming into right this moment.”

Ko shot a 70, additionally overcoming a nasty begin. The New Zealander had a double bogey on the par-four second and a bogey on the par-four fourth.

“I feel I made it a little bit more durable than it was,” Ko stated. “However contemplating how I began, to complete below par for the day, upwards and onwards.”

She rallied with 5 birdies, the final a 30-footer on the 16th. She bogeyed the par-three 17th and saved par with a seven-footer on the par-four 18th.

“It was actually windy,” Ko stated. “I feel there’s a large distinction between enjoying within the morning and the afternoon. Fortunately, in the previous couple of holes the wind died down, so made it a little bit bit simpler.”

England’s Charly Hull slipped again significantly after a spherical of 77. She began with a double bogey on the primary, her first of two in the course of the spherical, alongside two bogeys and one birdie.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff sits alongside Hull tied for 69th place at four-over, with Charlotte Thomas a step forward at three-over.

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