A pair of 24-year-olds, Michelle Wie and Amy Yang, share the third-round lead at the US Women’s Open. Yang fired a 2-under 68 and Wie shot a 2-over 72 to sit tied at the top of the leaderboard after 54 holes at Pinehurst No. 2.
They lead by four shots over a group of four players including LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Juli Inkster, who will turn 54 on Tuesday, top-ranked amateur Minjee Lee, Ireland's Stephanie Meadow and Korea's Na Yeon Choi.
Wie started the day three shots clear of the field but saw her lead to shrink to just one shot after bogeying No. 1 and playing partner Lexi Thompson birdied the 3rd and 5th. But Thompson’s good fortune was short lived. She would double bogey both the 8th and 9th holes after watching shots on the sloping fringe on both holes fail to reach the green and roll half-way back to her original spot. She saw a five-stroke-swing in two holes after Wie sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the par-3 9th hole.
Then before anyone saw her coming, South Korea’s Amy Yang played her way into the picture on Saturday. After Wie extended her lead to four shots with a birdie on the 10th, she opened the door to Yang with some untimely mistakes on the back nine.
Watch the final round live on Sky Sports 4 today at 8pm.
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