Nelly Korda fired a 3-under 69 to move into a tie with Wei-Ling Hsu after three rounds of the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship.
Korda finished her third day in Taoyuan City with two bogeys against five birdies to reach 9 under for the tournament.
“I think I’ll definitely be a little nervous,” said Korda when asked about nerves heading into the final round. “Anyone who is in contention on a Sunday will obviously feel those types of feelings. But I’ll also be excited and just happy to be in that position.”
Taiwanese Hsu, who grinded out an even-par round of 72 in front of the home fans, felt like her third round was good preparation for Sunday’s finale.
“It is, because I’ve never had that much people around me,” said Hsu. “Like I said, I’m nervous the first few holes because I’ve never seen that happen around me before.
“It’s very good preparation for me tomorrow because tomorrow is going to be very crowded, Sunday. I think what I learned today, just I can bring to help like tomorrow’s game, that I’m not going to get that nervous like today.”
A logjam of five players were T3 at 7 under, including Jin Young Ko (69), Bronte Law (69), Megan Khang (70), Lydia Ko (72), and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (73).
2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship
Round Three: The Top 5
1. Nelly Korda -9 (-3)
1. Wei-Ling Hsu -9 (E)
3. Bronte Law -7 (-3)
3. Jin Young Ko -7 (-3)
3. Megan Khang -7 (-2)
3. Lydia Ko -7 (E)
3. Jodi Ewart Shadoff -7 (+1)
Credit: LPGA Media