Ciganda, Kim Share 54-Hole Lead at Buick LPGA Shanghai


Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Korea’s Sei Young Kim will head into Sunday’s finale at the Buick LPGA Shanghai with a share of the lead at 11-under par.

Ciganda shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and will be attempting to win her third LPGA title, but first since the 2016 season, when she won two tournaments in the span of one month.

“I want to win,” said the 28-year-old Ciganda. “I want to win because I didn’t win last year, so I would love to win.

“I love playing in Asia. It’s good for long hitters, playing quite long, so I’m quite comfortable.”

Kim, who carded a third-day 71, will be aiming for her eighth career LPGA title and second of the season.

Four players were T3 and just one off the pace at 10-under par, including Americans Danielle Kang (71), Brittany Altomare (69) and Angel Yin (68), as well as Rolex Rankings No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn (71) of Thailand.

LPGA rookie Yu Liu leads all Chinese players at 9 under, good for solo 7th.

2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai

Round Three: The Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Today)
1. Carlota Ciganda -11 (-5)
1. Sei Young Kim -11 (-1)
3. Angel Yin -10 (-4)
3. Brittany Altomare -10 (-3)
3. Danielle Kang -10 (-1)
3. Ariya Jutanugarn -10 (-1)


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