Lee Min-ji (AUS), Lydia Ko (NZL) and Allison Lee (USA) are among the three Korean-Americans in contention to win the BMW Women’s Championship ($2.2 million purse) on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
Lee carded three birdies and two bogeys in the third round of the tournament at Seowon Hills (par-72, 6,680 yards) at Seowon Valley Country Club in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, on Sept. 21.
Lee, who held a two-stroke lead after the second round, lost ground to Ashley Buhai (SOUTH AFR) with a three-day total of 12-under 204.스포츠토토
Lydia Ko, who shot a 3-under 69 on the moving day, and Allison Lee, who was two strokes back, are tied for third at 11-under 205, one stroke off the lead, setting up a fierce battle for the title on the final day.
Lee, who has nine career LPGA Tour victories, will be looking for her second win of the season after winning the Kroger Queen City Championship in September.
Buhui recorded her second straight LPGA Tour victory when she captured the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June. She will look to improve her career win total to three this week.
Defending champion Lydia Ko is favored to successfully defend her title, having won her first event in Korea a year ago at a different course.
Lydia Ko, who won the CME Tour Championship at the end of last season, will be looking for her 20th career LPGA Tour victory and her first since getting married on the final day of competition.
Allison Lee, who hasn’t won since her LPGA Tour debut in 2015, will be looking for her long-awaited first victory on a confident Korean stage.