Korda retakes leadership at the LPGA event in Taiwan

TAIPEI: defending champion Nelly Korda shot a bright seven under par 65 in the Taiwan LPGA Championship On Saturday to regain leadership and head to the final round with a three-stroke lead.

Korda shot seven birdies in his second consecutive ghost-free round in the par 72 course at the Miramar Golf County Club in New Taipei City to sit in 198, with Australia Minjee Lee second behind the American in 201.

Korda, 21, claimed her first victory on the LPGA Tour at this event last year to join her older sister Jessica as a winner on the circuit, extending a family sports resume that also features a Grand Slam tennis title to through father Petr.

From Germany Caroline masson He shot eight birdies along with two bogeys on card 66 and finished third with 202.

South Korea Hur Mi-Jung , who led the first two rounds, fell to the fourth since she made bogeys in the fifth and eleventh.

The world's number one, Ko Jin-Young, withdrew from the tournament, organizers said in a tweet without giving further details.