SHIGA, Japan — Momoko Ueda of Japan shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stoke lead after three rounds of the Toto Basic. Ueda additionally held a one-shot lead after the second spherical.
Ueda, who had a three-round whole of 14-under 202, is one shot forward of Gemma Dryburgh, who shot a 65 for the most effective spherical of the day. Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand additionally had a 65 however was far off the tempo on the Seta Golf Course in western Japan.
Ueda gained this event in 2007 and 2011.
Japanese participant Miyu Yamashita shot a 69 and was two strokes again. The sector is tightly bunched with 9 different gamers inside 5 pictures of the lead.
“I’m not snug with the rhythm of my swing and likewise for my placing this week,” Ueda mentioned. “Retaining a very good rhythm could be a key for tomorrow.”
Dryburgh is taking part in for less than the second time in Japan and will likely be searching for her first LPGA Tour victory on Sunday.
“I have been hitting it nicely,” the Scottish participant mentioned. “Hitting it a bit nearer than ordinary, which all the time helps. I believe I hit a pair to a foot right this moment, so good and straightforward. Stress free.”
Dryburgh was requested how she’ll method the ultimate spherical.
“Hopefully, keep regular and do the identical factor as right this moment. Attempt to hit one shot at a time — as they are saying.”