The world’s Nos. 1 and 2 golfers – Inbee Park and Lydia Ko – made a charge on moving day at the Marathon Classic and sit two shots behind leader Ha Na Jang with one round to play.
Both Park and Ko shot rounds of 4-under 67 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, moving from a tie for eighth to a tie for third heading into Sunday’s final round. Both golfers went bogey-free on the day, while Park capped her round with a birdie at 18.
Ko is playing for her first LPGA victory since late April, when she took the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Four of the top seven golfers hail from South Korea – Jang (-11), Q Baek (-10), Chella Choi (-9) and Park (-9).
Jang held onto her 36-hole lead with a third-round 2-under 69, moving to 11 under overall. She made one of her two bogeys on the week at the par-4 11th, but bounced back with a birdie two holes later at No. 13.
Jang, an LPGA rookie, is playing for her first win on the tour. She won six times on the KLPGA, where she played from 2010-14.