Lexi Leads By 3 At Kingsmill After 54 Holes

Lexi Thompson posted a 2-under 69 on Saturday and takes a 3-shot lead into the final round at the Kingsmill Championship.

 
In Gee Chun, who shot a 4-under 67, is alone in second place, three strokes back of Thompson.

Rounding out the top-5 is a threesome tied at 9-under, including World No. 1 Lydia Ko, Sei Young Kim and Minjee Lee.

 


How Lexi Did It

Thompson wasn’t quite as impressive today as she’d been in the first two rounds, but the 22-year-old star did post her third straight round in the 60s to maintain the same three shot lead she held after 36 holes.

Thompson played to even-par through eight holes, but a key birdie on the par-4 9th allowed her to make the turn at 1-under. Two more birdies on 13 and 15 got her to 15-under, and a four stroke lead, but a late bogey on 17 dropped her back to 14-under.


Lexi’s Scorecard


Quotable

“I feel good. I played very well today. Pretty solid, just was all over the lips today on the greens. But I put some good strokes on a lot of my putts, so that’s all that matters. Hopefully bring that into tomorrow.”
Lexi Thompson, 54-hole leader


Bullets

  • Thompson’s 14-under 199 is tied for the third-lowest 54-hole score in Kingsmill history, behind Paula Creamer’s 197 in 2012 and the 198s of Cristie Kerr (2009) and Lindsey Wright (199)
  • Thompson and Chun lead the field with 16 birdies each this week
  • Thompson has hit 87% (47 of 54) greens so far to lead the tournament
  • Thompson is seeking LPGA career win number eight
  • Thompson’s best closing round at Kingsmill is a 66, which she shot in 2015 en route to a T5 finish

Full Leaderboard

Through 54 holes

POSPLAYERTO PAR
1Lexi Thompson-14
2In Gee Chun-11
3Sei Young Kim-9
3Minjee Lee-9
3Lydia Ko-9
6Madelene Sagstrom-7
6Danielle Kang-7
6Shanshan Feng-7
9Karine Icher-6
9Su-Hyun Oh-6
9Ryann O'Toole-6
9Angela Stanford-6
9Gerina Piller-6
14Carlota Ciganda-5
15Perrine DeLacour-4
15Anna Nordqvist-4
15Brooke Henderson-4
15Pernilla Lindberg-4
15Jessica Korda-4
15Nelly Korda-4
15Brittany Lang-4
15Sung Hyun Park-4
15Ariya Jutanugarn-4
15Amy Yang-4
15Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras-4
15So Yeon Ryu-4
15Brittany Lincicome-4
28Cristie Kerr-3
28Sarah Jane Smith-3
28Thidapa Suwannapura-3
28Kris Tamulis-3
28Jacqui Concolino-3
28Suzann Pettersen-3
28Wei Ling Hsu-3
28Bronte Law-3
28Moriya Jutanugarn-3
28Austin Ernst-3
28Vicky Hurst-3
28Candie Kung-3
40Tiffany Joh-2
40Karrie Webb-2
40Mirim Lee-2
40Lindy Duncan-2
40Jenny Shin-2
40Marina Alex-2
40Mi Jung Hur-2
40Amelia Lewis-2
48Cydney Clanton-1
48Haru Nomura-1
48Alena Sharp-1
48Kim Kaufman-1
48Jackie Stoelting-1
48Sun Young Yoo-1
54Lee-Anne PaceE
54Pavarisa YoktuanE
54Katie BurnettE
54Mo MartinE
54Laura Gonzalez EscallonE
54Mariah StackhouseE
54Ally McDonaldE
54Sadena ParksE
54Brittany AltomareE
63Na Yeon Choi1
63Nicole Broch Larsen1
63Holly Clyburn1
63Angel Yin1
67Katherine Perry2
67Jane Park2
69Nontaya Srisawang3
69Giulia Molinaro3
71Dana Finkelstein4
72Emily Tubert5
73Joanna Klatten7

Credit: LPGA Communications


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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