South Korea’s Choi Na-yeon took a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang yesterday in the Sime Darby LPGA tournament in Malaysia, finishing off a four-under 67 in fading light after a long rain delay.
Choi birdied the par-three 15th and par-four 16th and closed with two pars to reach 12-under.
Lang, tied for the second-round lead with fellow American Stacy Lewis, birdied four of the last six holes — the last on the par-four 18th at dusk — for a 69.
World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan, a six-time LPGA Tour winner this season, had a 69 to match Lewis (72) and Se Ri Pak (65) at eight-under.
“I’m four shots back with one more day to go,” Tseng said. “This is a great golf course and I’ll try to make more putts and see how the day goes. I made some good birdies today and I hope to continue doing that tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Tseng’s compatriot Candie Kung bounced back from Friday’s five-over 76, to shoot a five-under 66, finishing the day tied for 19th with 212.
Taiwan’s Amy Hung had a rough outing after Friday’s 69, carding a five-over 76 for a three-day total of four-over 217.
Additional reporting by Staff writer
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