Pettersen used a pitching wedge from 133 yards at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club. The ace moved her to 6 under par for the tournament, four shots clear of second place at the time.
Since missing the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open, Pettersen has finished: T-6, T-4, T-7, Win, Win, T-3, T-3. She is less than one full point behind Inbee Park for No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Ranking. A victory this week – Park is absent – wouldn’t give her the top spot, but would cut her deficit by .23 points.