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Lee, Yang lead in Thailand as Nelly Korda gets within three

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CHONBURI, Thailand – Two-time champion Amy Yang of South Korea and Australian Minjee Lee shared a two-shot lead on 15-under 201 after the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand on Saturday.

Yang, who won twice on this course in 2015 and 2017, made six birdies for a 6-under 66, and Lee also had six birdies – and one bogey – for 67, which included a stunning 30-foot downhill putt on the final hole at Siam Country Club Pattaya.

''It was really hot out there, probably a little more than yesterday, but the play was moving along so it was OK,'' Lee said. ''I feel I played really solid. In the seven-week break, we worked on my technique and trying to get my swing a little faster. I'm not sure if that really worked – when I got out there today I just found a place I was comfortable and went with that.''


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The 29-year-old Yang, who has three LPGA titles said: ''I'm a little nervous to be in the lead and I might get nervous out there tomorrow, but I'm just going to be patient and do my best.''

Two shots behind was second-round leader Jenny Shin (70). The South Korean finished strongly with a birdie immediately followed by an eagle on the par-5 18th.

Nelly Korda shot 66 to sit three shots behind the lead at 12 under. She is tied for fourth with fellow American Austin Ernst (69) and first-round leader Ji Eun-Hee (70).

''I was hitting it really well,'' Korda said. ''Made some solid putts. Made a long putt on [No.] 9 and then made a good up and down on 10. Kind of got the ball rolling on the back nine as well.''