South Korea’s Mi Jung Hur followed her record-setting performance on Friday with a 6-under 67 to take a one-shot lead over Canada’s Brooke Henderson heading into the final round at the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

Hur was bogey-free on Saturday after setting the tournament record with a 63 on Friday. Five of her birdies dropped after the turn as she continued her stellar play on the back nine - collectively, Hur is 14-under on the back nine this week.

Hur said that she will not be concerned with the scores of other players on Sunday. Instead, she will focus on reaching her own goal - beating her career-best finish of 21-under par in her last win at the 2014 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

“I think nobody knows about the winning score for this year, so I just want to set my goal and try to get it,” said Hur. “After that I can think about it.”

With a win this week, Hur would become the sixth South Korean player to win on the LPGA Tour in 2016, and the second in a row after In Gee Chun’s victory at the Evian Championship. South Korea leads the LPGA in wins by country with seven this season.

Henderson (-19) will play alongside Hur for a second consecutive day, with defending champion Mirim Lee (-17) rounding out the final group. The Canadian is one of six players with multiple wins this year and will be gunning for her third win of the season on Sunday.

Henderson missed a couple of opportunities on the final two holes to stay tied with Hur, as she lipped out a short birdie putt on the par-3 17th hole and found the greenside bunker with her second shot on the 18th. The world No 4 player will be itching to bounce back early on Sunday.

“I think when you finish like that it does give you a little bit more excitement looking forward to tomorrow,” Henderson said. “Especially being the final round. Really looking forward to it.”

Two Chinese players, Shanshan Feng (-17) and Simin Feng (-12) will be joined by South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim (-17) in the group following the leaders.

 

Article courtesy of www.lpga.com

 

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