Pernilla Lindberg could make major her first pro victory

Ray Weaver
April 2, 2018

Pernilla Lindberg leads by three shots, after shooting a 70 Saturday to go to 14 under. Lucy Li (Redwood City, CA), who made the cut last year's ANA Inspiration as a 14-year-old, missed the cut by a single stroke after a 76 in round two.

Both players achieved a 36-hole tournament record of 12-under-par. Olson did win 20 times at North Dakota State University and took the 2009 U.S. Girls Junior.

Korda birdied five of the last 10 holes in a 68 to get to nine under.

Inbee Park, the 2013 victor and a seven-time major champion, had a 67 to get into the group at 10 under with Moriya Jutanugarn (66), Jennifer Song (68), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (69) and Charley Hull (69).

China's Shanshan Feng started the day 3 under for the tournament and shot 67 - which, curiously, left her tied for 10th, same as before.

Her performance now, she said, is fuelled by avocado toast.

"I've been on tour long enough to be in a lot of heated moments", Lindberg said. "It's good that I finished under par".

Olson got to within three shots of the lead at 11-under after a birdie on No. 13, her fourth birdie of the day up until that point. I just said, 'Let's just have fun.

"I'm trying not to hit golf balls", she said. No matter what happens on Sunday, it has already been a week for the memory books. "I love to grind, so I focus all of my energy on the putting green".

Sung Hyun Park looked like she might run away and hide when she made three birdies in a row beginning on No. 9, but as she walked to No. 12 tee she and Lindberg were told they were on the clock.

Park proved the star of the second round, as the South Korean player shot an eight-under-par round of 64 to storm up the standings in the first of this year's five major championships of professional women's golf.

Sung Hyun Park watches her shot on the second hole during the third round of the ANA Inspiration women's golf tournament at Mission Hills CC - Dinah Shore Tournament Course.

Park said she had not even been aware of her score. Chief among them is seven-time major victor Inbee Park, who shot 67 on Saturday and putted like a legend. She'll need more of the same on Sunday, especially if there's more of a crowd presence to amp-up the atmosphere.

"Even though there were a couple things that I missed, but overall just had a great round".

For Lindberg, who has had a share of the lead each of the first three days, it's still kind of wondrous. "You really have to learn to settle yourself down, how you perform best, and I know for me just being able to stay relaxed is going to be a huge key". "I said to Danny before the round, 'How many people get to play in the last group of a major".

Olson has a similar plan to handle the pressure. "He's my best friend, he's my little brother, and I just love having him on the bag". "There are a lot of names bunched up there".

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