Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thailand's Jutanugarn Still atop the Leaderboard at Canadian Women's Open

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Thailand's Jutanugarn Still atop the Leaderboard at Canadian Women's Open

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Juntanugarn in lead at Canadian Women's Open

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PRIDDIS, Alta. - Ariya Jutanugarn wasn't going to let two bogeys in her final three holes get her down.

The 20-year-old from Thailand still shot a solid round of 65 on Saturday to remain atop the leaderboard through three rounds of play at the LPGA's Canadian Open.

"I'm feeling good," said Jutanugarn, who sat alone in first place at 17 under, two shots clear of South Korea's In Gee Chun. "I know I had two bogeys in the last three holes, but I still shot 5 under, so I feel good."

Chun, who started the day three shots behind Jutanugarn, had three birdies on the front nine and three more on the back nine during her bogey-free round of 66 on the par-72, 6,622-yard Raven course layout at the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

"I keep my eye on me," said Jutanugarn when asked if Sunday's final round will turn into a two-person race between her and Chun. "Tomorrow I really want to have fun and I really want to be happy on the course, that's all I want tomorrow."

Jutanugarn is currently No. 2 in the women's world golf rankings behind New Zealand's Lydia Ko and just ahead of Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont.

In just her second year on the LPGA tour, she's already won four times, including a stretch of three tournament victories in a row in May.

"After I won my first tournament, I kind of know how I play under pressure, so I know when I get really excited what I have to do," she said.

South Korea's Sei Young Kim carded a round of 68 to pull into a tie for third at 12 under with Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow, who shot 69.

"I started off great and then kind of had a little lull in the middle, but I hung in there," said Meadow. "That's what golf if about. You just keep fighting and hope for the best score at the end."

Hamilton's Alena Sharp bounced back from bogeying the second hole with six birdies to shoot a solid round of 67. …

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