Yani Tseng eagled the par 5 18th hole to take a two stroke lead over I.K. Kim and Michelle Wie. Tseng is one round away from winning the first three tournaments of the year and firmly establishing herself as the best women golfer on the planet.
In-Kyung Kim is also showing that Korean golfers are still amongst the best in the world and shot even par to remain one stroke back with Korean American Michelle Wie.
Michelle Wie shot a one under 71 to be in contention for her first win of the year. Coming to the 18th hole two back Wie place her third shot on about 4 feet from the cup. Today she made sure she made it after failing the day before on a two foot put that would have allowed her to be tied for the lead in the second round. Now in the third round she remains only one back.
The problem is that no one seems to have an answer for Yani Tseng. Prior to the 18th hole Tseng bogeyed the two previous holes to slip from 9 under to 7 under and in a four way tie for first place.
Others in contention going into the final round are Paula Creamer (4th) who shot a two-under par round of 70. American Karrie Webb (5th) shot the tied the best round of the day with a 68. Also shooting a 68 was Korean M.J. Hur (6th).