Hedwall moves to Canadian Women's Open lead
Saturday, August 24, 2013
With a 64 in Saturday's third round, Solheim Cup hero Caroline Hedwall moved to 10 under and took the Canadian Women's Open lead by a shot over defending champion Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen.
Hedwall, who made the putt to clinch Europe's retention of the Solheim Cup last week at Colorado Golf Club, played each nine at 3 under with just one bogey in her round. She wrapped up the day with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14-15 and three straight pars at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton, Alberta. Hedwall has earned 327,210 on the LPGA Tour this season, her best finish a T-3 at the Kraft Nabisco in April; the Swede began the open with a pair of 68s.
Pettersen has gotten better each day, with rounds of 69-67-65. She capitalized on Royal Mayfair's front nine with four birdies to key her third round.
Ko rebounded from a second-round 69 with a 67 that got her back in contention, also notching four birdies on the front nine Saturday.
Second-round co-leaders Cristie Kerr and Inbee Park struggled Saturday. Kerr shot 75 to fall to T-20 at 3 under, while Park shot 74 to drop to T-15 at 4 under.
I.K. Kim and Brittany Lincicome stand T-4 at 8 under after rounds of 65 and 66 respectively, with a trio of Solheim Cup participants T-6 another shot back: Paula Creamer (69), Karine Icher (70) and Gerina Piller (67).