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Phatlum Leads By One After 54 Holes at Ricoh Women’s British Open

Pornanong Phatlum shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to maintain a one-shot lead after 54 holes of the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

Pornanong Phatlum
Pornanong Phatlum hits her tee shot on the 2nd hole during day three of the 2018 Ricoh Womens British Open Golf at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, England. Credit: Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images

The 28-year-old Thai finished her third day at Royal Lytham & St Annes with one bogey offset by four birdies to reach 13-under par, one shot clear of hometown favorite Georgia Hall.

“Today, still nervous right now, and yeah, I just try to play on my best, and I played very solid round today,” said Phatlum.

As they were on Saturday, Phatlum and Hall will be paired together in Sunday’s final group.

Korea’s So Yeon Ryu shot a joint low-round 5-under 67, to move to solo third at 11-under par. Sung Hyun Park (69), Mamiko Higa (71) and Minjee Lee (71) were next at 10 under.


TOP 10 LEADERS

POS-PLAYER-TO PAR (TODAY)
1. Pornanong Phatlum -13 (-3)
2. Georgia Hall -12 (-3)
3. So Yeon Ryu -11 (-5)
4. Minjee Lee -10 (-1)
4. Mamiko Higa -10 (-1)
4. Sung Hyun Park -10 (-3)
7. Brooke Henderson -8 (-3)
7. Mina Harigae -8 (-3)
9. Teresa Lu -7 (+1)
9. Lydia Ko -7 (-2)
9. Phoebe Yao -7 (-2)
9. Yu Liu -7 (-4)


ROUND-3 HIGHLIGHTS


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EXIT QUESTION FOR PHATLUM

What was the atmosphere like today? What did it feel like playing today? Was it different than normal?

PORNANONG PHATLUM: Yeah, more nervous, and yeah, so exciting to play major tournament. Yeah, get more nervous for today and just try to calm down and relax.

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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