China's Shanshan Feng will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Women's US Open in New Jersey.

The 27-year-old birdied the 18th at the Trump National Golf Club to card a one-under-par 71 to sit at eight under after three rounds.

South Korean amateur Choi Hye-Jin, 17, and compatriot Amy Yang are tied a shot back in second having both hit 70s.

Fellow Koreans Sung Hyun Park (-6), Mirim Lee, Ryu So-yeon and Jeongeun6 Lee (all -5) complete the top seven.

Feng, the bronze medallist from the 2016 Rio Olympics, made 17 consecutive pars until the birdie at the par-five 18th.

She has led the event since the first round and has had major success before in the 2012 LPGA Championship,

"I was trying so hard to make putts," Feng said. "My putting was really working for the first two days. Today my speed was not as good.

"My Plan A wasn't working so it was Plan B which is hit the ball closer to the hole. At 18. I hit it really close and finally made a birdie. Made my day."

Choi, in contention to become the first amateur to land a women's major for 50 years, bogeyed the first hole but fought back with birdies at the eighth, 11th and 16th.

The only amateur winner of the US Open was France's Catherine Lacoste - daughter of French tennis legend Rene - in 1967.

England's Charley Hull is tied for 18th on one under par after a one-over 73.

Compatriot Georgia Hall hit four birdies and two double bogies to card a five-over 77 and sits tied in 55th place.

Having hit eight bogeys, Scot Catriona Matthew dropped to 57th on six over after a third-round 79.

US President Donald Trump, owner of the 500-acre complex, watched on from a glass viewing suite and is expected back on Sunday for the final round.

 

From the BBC

 

Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

 

POS GOLFERTRKCNTSCORETHRUTODAYR1R2R3R4TOTAL 
1  
Shanshan Feng
  CHN -9 F -1 66 70 71 - 207  
T2  
Hye Jin Choi
  KOR -8 F -2 69 69 70 - 208  
T2  
Amy Yang
  KOR -8 F -2 67 71 70 - 208  
4  
Sung Hyun Park
  KOR -6 F -5 73 70 67 - 210  
T5  
Jeongeun Lee
  KOR -5 F 1 69 69 73 - 211  
T5  
Mirim Lee
  KOR -5 F -5 70 74 67 - 211  
T5  
So Yeon Ryu
  KOR -5 F -1 68 72 71 - 211  
T8  
Carlota Ciganda
  ESP -4 F E 69 71 72 - 212  
T8  
Cristie Kerr
  USA -4 F -2 69 73 70 - 212  
T10  
Seon Woo Bae
  KOR -3 F 2 70 69 74 - 213  
T10  
Mi Jung Hur
  KOR -3 F -2 71 72 70 - 213  
T10  
Eun-Hee Ji
  KOR -3 F -3 73 71 69 - 213  
T10  
Haru Nomura
  JPN -3 F 1 71 69 73 - 213  
T14  
Marina Alex
  USA -2 F 1 71 70 73 - 214  
T14  
Brooke Henderson
  CAN -2 F 1 70 71 73 - 214  
T14  
Christina Kim
  USA -2 F -4 75 71 68 - 214  
T14  
Sei Young Kim
  KOR -2 F E 69 73 72 - 214  
T18  
Charley Hull
  ENG -1 F 1 72 70 73 - 215  
T18  
Jin Young Ko
  KOR -1 F -2 73 72 70 - 215  
T18  
Jane Park
  USA -1 F -1 72 72 71 - 215  
T18  
Lizette Salas
  USA -1 F -1 71 73 71 - 215  
T18  
Jenny Shin
  KOR -1 F E 71 72 72 - 215  
T23  
In Gee Chun
  KOR E F 4 70 70 76 - 216  
T23  
Megan Khang
  USA E F 1 69 74 73 - 216  
T23  
Lydia Ko
  NZL E F 3 68 73 75 - 216  
T23  
Pernilla Lindberg
  SWE E F -2 75 71 70 - 216  
T27  
Moriya Jutanugarn
  THA 1 F -1 71 75 71 - 217  
T27  
Katherine Kirk
  AUS 1 F 2 70 73 74 - 217  
T27  
Jessica Korda
  USA 1 F 1 75 69 73 - 217  
T27  
Jennifer Kupcho
  USA 1 F -1 74 72 71 - 217  
T27  
Lee-Anne Pace
  ZAF 1 F E 72 73 72 - 217  
T27  
Gerina Piller
  USA 1 F E 73 72 72 - 217  
T27  
Lauren Stephenson
  USA 1 F 1 72 72 73 - 217  
T27  
Lexi Thompson
  USA 1 F 2 71 72 74 - 217  
T27  
Jing Yan
  CHN 1 F E 71 74 72 - 217  
T36  
Ashleigh Buhai
  ZAF 2 F 4 70 72 76 - 218  
T36  
Austin Ernst
  USA 2 F 3 73 70 75 - 218  
T36  
Sandra Gal
  DEU 2 F 1 71 74 73 - 218  
T36  
Rachel Heck
  USA 2 F E 72 74 72 - 218  
T36  
Mi Hyang Lee
  KOR 2 F 1 70 75 73 - 218  
T36  
Minjee Lee
  AUS 2 F 5 69 72 77 - 218  
T36  
Stacy Lewis
  USA 2 F 4 71 71 76 - 218  
T36  
Ai Miyazato
  JPN 2 F 1 72 73 73 - 218  
T36  
Anna Nordqvist
  SWE 2 F 2 72 72 74 - 218  
T36  
Jennifer Song
  USA 2 F 1 74 71 73 - 218  
T36  
Angela Stanford
  USA 2 F 4 70 72 76 - 218  
T36  
Karrie Webb
  AUS 2 F 1 74 71 73 - 218  
T48  
Pornanong Phatlum
  THA 3 F 3 73 71 75 - 219  
T48  
Supamas Sangchan
  THA 3 F 4 70 73 76 - 219  
T48  
Marissa Steen
  USA 3 F 4 70 73 76 - 219  
T51  
Nelly Korda
  USA 4 F 6 70 72 78 - 220  
T51  
Ryann O'Toole
  USA 4 F 2 77 69 74 - 220  
T51  
Suzann Pettersen
  NOR 4 F 2 70 76 74 - 220  
T51  
Rumi Yoshiba
  JPN 4 F 4 68 76 76 - 220  
T55  
Georgia Hall
  ENG 5 F 5 71 73 77 - 221  
T55  
Su-Hyun Oh
  AUS 5 F 4 71 74 76 - 221  
57  
Catriona Matthew
  SCO 6 F 7 72 71 79 - 222  
58  
Na Yeon Choi
  KOR 8 F 6 73 73 78 - 224  
59  
Brooke Seay
  USA 9 F 7 73 73 79 - 225  
T60  
Brittany Lang
  USA 10 F 8 72 74 80 - 226  
T60  
Azahara Munoz
  ESP 10 F 8 73 73 80 - 226  
T60  
Madelene Sagstrom
  SWE 10 F 9 73 72 81 - 226

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