Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen fired a bogey-free 66 on Saturday to take the lead on the 2022 Honda LPGA Thailand, additionally setting the event’s 54-hole scoring file.
Madsen stands at 21-under par general, besting the earlier mark of 20 below set by Jessica Korda in 2018. The 195 after three rounds additionally shattered Madsen’s earlier better of 203.
She will likely be taking part in for her first-ever LPGA Tour win on Sunday. She’d additionally turn into the primary Danish girl to win on the tour.
“It might be superb successful a primary LPGA occasion,” Koerstz Madsen stated. “That’s what I play for, so that may be simply superior.”
China’s Xiyu Lin and France’s Celine Boutier are tied for second, one stroke behind the chief at 20 below. Lin shot a 66 and Boutier a 67, enduring a 90-minute lightning delay on a sizzling and sticky day within the low 90s on the Pattaya Previous Course at Siam Nation Membership in Chonburi.
Lin is also on the lookout for her first LPGA Tour win. Her bogey-free spherical Saturday included consecutive birdies at holes 12-15.
“Entrance 9 was fairly common, after which again 9 I used to be similar to hold telling myself to be affected person, it’s going to return,” Lin stated. “It was a very good little row, like 4 birdies in a row, after which additionally good to complete with one other birdie. So I believe I put myself in a extremely good place for (Sunday).”
Gaby Lopez of Mexico, Nasa Hataoka of Japan and Canadian Brooke Henderson are tied for fourth place at 18 below, with People Alison Lee and Jennifer Kupcho a shot again.
Australian Minjee Lee and American Lucy Li stand at 16 below to conclude the highest 10.
Madsen additionally led after 54 holes final 12 months on the AIG Girls’s Open at Carnoustie and was tied on No. 18 on Sunday, however she double bogeyed the ultimate gap and plummeted to fifth place.
She’ll must repeat Saturday’s robust play within the closing spherical to get her first win.
“I’m pleased with the spherical. I didn’t make that many errors. Hit a whole lot of greens,” she stated. “Would have favored to make a pair extra putts or a minimum of get it to the outlet, however I’m pleased with the spherical general.”