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.
Phil Mickelson has admitted that his chances to win the US Open and complete the career Grand Slam have probably come and gone.
Jason Day is excited about his partnership with caddie Steve Williams, and reckons it has given him a newfound hunger to return to the top.
Brooks Koepka is back in action this week, even though he admits he is feeling “mentally exhausted”.
Sergio Garcia is hoping to kickstart his summer with a solid performance at this week’s BMW International Open.
Francesco Molinari is set to receive a hero’s welcome upon his return to Rome for the Italian Open from October 10-13.
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