Hoylake, England (Sports Network) - Jiyai Shin birdied her final hole in the
third round to take a three-shot lead into the final round of a long Sunday at
the Women's British Open.
Shin, who survived a 9-hole playoff that finished on Monday last week at the
Kingsmill Championship, managed a 1-under 71 and came in at 10-under 206. She
is three strokes clear of three-time champion Karrie Webb, who had a 4-under
68 Sunday at Royal Liverpool.
With Friday's action canceled for high winds, 36 holes were scheduled for
Sunday in order to get a full 72-hole tournament completed. Monday's forecast
left little hope for much golf, so it's this demanding Sunday of two rounds.
Players stayed in their threesomes from the third round and will go off both
the first and 10th tees in the final round. To make matters worse, rain
already started at Royal Liverpool.
Inbee Park managed an even-par 72 and is third at 4-under par. Mika Miyazato
also shot a 72 on Sunday and that got her fourth at minus-3, which is one spot
better than Jenny Shin, whose 1-under 71 left her fifth at 2-under 214.
One day after an amazing 8-under 64, Jiyai Shin stumbled a bit on Sunday.
She started with five straight pars, then mixed three bogeys and a birdie
before the turn. Shin's lead was down to a stroke, but three straight birdies
from the 11th gave her breathing room.
Shin was four in front, but Webb notched four birdies and no bogeys on her
back nine. Shin bogeyed 17, but her birdie at the last put her three clear of
the 7-time major winning Hall of Famer.
First-round co-leader So Yeon Ryu (71) and Katie Futcher (73) share sixth at
1-under 215, followed by Ai Miyazato (73) and Yuki Ichinose (72), who are tied
for eight at even par.
Paula Creamer, who lost to Shin on Monday at Kingsmill, and Michelle Wie
headline a group tied for 10th at 1-over par.
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