South Korea’s Kim Sei-young, chasing her first major title, fired a three-under par 67 and stretched her lead to two strokes after Saturday’s third round of the Women’s PGA Championship.
The 27-year-old from Seoul, whose most recent of 10 LPGA victories came in last year’s Tour Championship, stood on seven-under 203 after 54 holes at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Kim, who led by a stroke when the day began, made six birdies against three bogeys, lipping out a six-foot par putt off the left edge of the cup at the par-4 18th to miss out on a three-shot advantage entering Sunday’s final round.
Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and Canada’s Brooke Henderson shared second on 205 with South Korean Park In-bee fourth on 206 and Filipino 22-year-old Bianca Pagdanganan fifth on 207 after a second straight 65.
Kim birdied the par-4 second and made bogey at the fourth, then answered with