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Ryu leads Canada, eyeing LPGA scoring record

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So Yeon Ryu continued to scorch London Hunt and Country Club Saturday in a bid to win the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in record-setting fashion.

Ryu shot a 5-under-par 67 in the third round, finally making her first and only bogey of the tournament. At 20 under overall, she is four shots ahead of Azahara Munoz, who shot 63 to equal the course record that Ryu set in the opening round. Na Yeon Choi (66) is also four back with Inbee Park (65) six shots behind.

Ryu is already two shots better than the Canadian Women’s Open record score in relation to par (18 under), and she’s within striking distance of the LPGA’s 72-hole scoring record in relation to par.

Meg Mallon won the Canadian Women's Open at 18 under at the Legends of Niagara in 2004.

Annika Sorenstam holds the LPGA 72-hole record for scoring in relation to par. She was 27 under when she won Standard Register Ping in 2001 at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix. 

Mostly, Ryu is focused on winning her third LPGA title, her first title anywhere since late summer in 2012.

“I haven't won a tournament in the last two years,” Ryu said in her post-tournament media session. “I really want to break it.”