Kim, Ciganda co-leaders at LPGA Shanghai

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South Korean Kim Sei-young and Carlotta Ciganda of Spain lead the LPGA Shanghai tournament by one-shot, after three rounds, ahead of Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and a trio of American golfers on Saturday.

Ciganda fired herself into the lead following a bogey-free 67 while Kim scored a 71, which included four bogeys, at an overcast Qizhong Garden Golf Club.

A shot off the pace at 10 under, are – World No.2 Jutanugarn (71) with three birdies and four bogeys, plus American’s Angel Yin (68), Danielle Kang (71) and Brittany Altomare (69).

They are followed a shot back, at nine under, by local Chinese crowd favourite Yu Liu, who scored a 69 with birdies on the third, 14th, 16th and 17th with her only bogey on the 15th.

Co-sanctioned by the US LPGA and the China LPGA, the new Shanghai event is just the second official LPGA tournament to be staged in China.

Leading scores after three rounds:

T1 Carlota Ciganda -11 70 68 67 – 205
T1 Sei Young Kim -11 67 67 71 – 205

T3 Angel Yin -10 73 65 68 – 206
T3 Brittany Altomare -10 71 66 69 – 206
T3 Danielle Kang -10 67 68 71 – 206
T3 Ariya Jutanugarn -10 66 69 71 – 206

7 Yu Liu -9 69 69 69 – 207

T8 Paula Creamer -8 68 71 69 – 208
T8 Minjee Lee -8 68 70 70 – 208
T8 Bronte Law -8 69 68 71 – 208

T11 Mi Hyang Lee -7 71 72 66 – 209
T11 Wenbo Liu -7 68 72 69 – 209

T13 Jodi Ewart Shadoff -6 72 73 65 – 210
T13 Marina Alex -6 72 70 68 – 210
T13 Jin Young Ko -6 72 70 68 – 210
T13 Wei-Ling Hsu -6 69 72 69 – 210
T13 Annie Park -6 69 72 69 – 210
T13 Su Oh -6 69 71 70 – 210
T13 Brittany Lincicome -6 – 69 68 73 – 210

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