Lexi Thompson remains on course for a maiden CME Group Tour Championship crown after holding on to her three-shot lead on Saturday.
The 23-year-old, nine-time LPGA Tour winner followed up rounds of 65 and 67 with another rock-solid four-under-par 68 to stay clear of the chasing pack.
Thompson lies on 16 under par, three shots clear of nearest rival Nelly Korda, and a further three strokes ahead of third-placed Carlota Ciganda, make’s Sunday’s final round all but a two-horse race barring any serious drama.
Korda carded a second successive 67 but it wasn’t enough to close the gap on the leader, while Ciganda finds herself six shots back after a 69.
So Yeon Ryu and Marina Alex share fourth place on nine under, seven off the lead, and one shot clear of former World No 1 Lydia Ko.
Thompson started with a bogey at the fourth hole on Saturday but immediately got the shot back at the par-three fifth.
She made the turn in level par, but it was on the back nine that she was able to re-establish her three-shot cushion, picking up birdies at the 10th, 11th, 15th and 16th to put herself in a great position ahead of Sunday’s final round at Tiburon Golf Club in Florida.
World No 1 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand lies on six under par after a third-round 69 and continues to lead the Race to the CME Globe for the $1 million bonus prize.
Scotland’s Connor Syme and Englishman Matthew Jordan were also part of the successful quintet.
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
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The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
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