Sung Hyun Park shares four-way tie for lead going into Sunday at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Posted: 9:23 PM, Jul 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-06 22:28:41-04
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is wide open heading into Sunday

ONEIDA, Wis. — After Saturday's third round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, four women shared the top of the leaderboard.

World No. 1 Sung Hyun Park slipped late into the third round after making double bogey on the par-5 15th hole.

"So the third round definitely wasn't my first round, but I still am on top of the leaderboard and there's still the chance for me to do well tomorrow," Park said through a translator. "Although the leaderboard is crowded, I'll try my best tomorrow and focus on every single shot going into the final round."

She missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole and finished the day tied for the lead at 20-under with Shanshan Feng (65), Tiffany Joh (66), and Ariya Jutanugarn (67).

"There's still a lot of golf left to be played, especially on a course like this where you really get on a roll, like anyone can go out there and shoot 10, 11 under and run away with this thing," Joh said. "So, I mean I'm not getting ahead of myself, but it's just nice to be in one of the last few groups."

Most golfers agreed the championship is now anyone's for the taking on Sunday.

"Honestly, I just feel like everybody here is the best, you know?" said Jutanugarn. "Everybody has a chance to shot to win the tournament tomorrow."

Yealimi Noh, the 17-year-old who got into the event through Monday qualifying, played in the final group with Park and matched her with a 69. Noh had a chance to share the lead until her 18-foot birdie chance missed.

"It's crazy; I've always watching them on TV and seeing those names and seeing my name up there and not having to actually scroll all the way down and stuff, it's really weird, but it's nice," Noh said Saturday.