Nelly Korda and Lizette Salas will enter the final round of the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with a share of a five-shot lead.
Korda, the overnight leader, shot a bogey-free 68 which included four birdies to reach 15 under.
“Yeah, I mean, you still have 18 more holes, a lot of golf left out here, so anything can happen,” said Korda, who will be paired with Salas on Sunday.
“Someone from behind can come and shoot a really low score. You just never know with golf, and that’s the beauty of it.”
Salas, meanwhile, carded a 67 with six birdies and one bogey to join Korda atop the leaderboard.
“Yeah, I mean, I’m really proud of myself for how I started and how I maintained that confidence throughout the round even though putts weren’t dropping,” said Salas.
“I was committed to each shot, and I knew — I wasn’t uncomfortable, which I haven’t said that in a very long time.
“I was embracing it. I was greeting some fans and just enjoying the moment. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.”
Patty Tavatanakit (65), Giulia Molinaro (66), and Celine Boutier (69) were tied on 10-under par, one clear of Dottie Ardina (68) who was along in sixth place.
Esther Henseleit (70) and Madelene Sagstrom (71) were one further back on 7-under par.
Xiyu Lin (70) and Hyo Joo Kim (70) rounded out the top-10 leaders.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Top-10 Leaders: Third Round
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Lizette Salas -15 (-5)
1. Nelly Korda -15 (-4)
3. Patty Tavatanakit -10 (-7)
3. Giulia Molinaro -10 (-6)
3. Celine Boutier -10 (-3)
6. Dottie Ardina -8 (-4)
7. Esther Henseleit -7 (-2)
7. Madelene Sagstrom -7 (-1)
9. Xiyu Lin -6 (-2)
9. Hyo Joo Kim -6 (-2)
Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.