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South Koreans lead at LPGA Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) – In Gee Chun shot a six-under 66 yesterday to lead a trio of South Korean golfers at the top of the leaderboard after three rounds of the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Chun had a 54-hole total of 12-under 204 on the Sentosa Golf Club’s Tanjong course. She had a one-stroke lead over Jeongeun Lee6 (65) and number 1-ranked Jin Young Ko, who shot 69.

American Danielle Kang (68), Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand (70) and another South Korean player, Amy Yang (71), were tied for fourth. Canadian Brooke Henderson was seventh after a 71, four strokes behind In.

“I tried to make good focus on the putting green because I have spasm in my neck, so I didn’t try to hit hard,” said Chun, who tweaked a muscle in her neck during the first round and contemplated withdrawing.

“I think it went really well on the putting green, and then I could really bring the greens really well. That’s how I made a good score today.”

Lee6’s 65 was yesterday’s low round of the day that included a chip-in eagle at number 13 and six birdies in her first seven holes.

In Gee Chun plays a shot during her third round at the Women’s World Championship of golf at Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore. PHOTO: AP

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