Saturday when Jutanugarn took the 54-hole lead, she spoke about her recommitment to her work with Vision 54 on the mental aspects of her game.
- She's got, she had the look in her eyes right from the very beginning, didn't she? The fight and determination she showed on Sunday, should have the fifth ranked player in the world bursting with pride. It was more of the same for a while Sunday when she extended her lead to seven shots.
Smith shot a 74 in the third round and didn't make a birdie as she fell into second place. I didn't sleep much last night and I'm really exhausted. "I have really good commitment".
Oh said her effort included "nothing outstanding" although she putted well and dealt calmly with the challenges of the soggy course.
Jutanugarn hit her tee shot into the hazard on the 10th and then had a three-putt for a triple bogey. Her third shot came up short of the hole and was still in the trees.
Smith had shared the overnight lead with Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn and South Korea's Lee Jeong-eun - who uses the numerical designator "6" with her name to distinguish her from five other Korean pros with the same name.
"On 10 I didn't feel comfortable to hit 3-wood and honestly I shouldn't hit 3-wood but I did", Jutanugarn explained. Just an hour prior, Jutanugarn led by seven. She's got husband Duane on the bag as her longtime caddie.
Now she'll just try to stay on an even keel throughout the weekend.
Jutanugarn stood in the fairway at the 72 hole and watched as Kim closed with a par to record a bogey-free, 66. The Thai needed a par at the last for the win.Читайте также: Leeds United sack manager Paul Heckingbottom after 16 games
On the fourth playoff hole at 18, both players went into greenside bunkers.
Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg, who beat Park in a play-off to win the first women's major of the year, the ANA Inspiration in April, finished a distant 15 over.
The Australian shot a second straight 5-under 67 Friday at Shoal Creek, getting in her round before a weather delay.
Australia's Sarah Jane Smith is her nearest challenger on eight under.
Australian Sarah Jane Smith fired a second-round 67 to grab a four-shot clubhouse lead as unsafe weather halted play at the US Women's Open in Alabama on Friday.
Jutanugarn had an opening birdie to move to 6 under through eight holes. She was in the final group with Jutanugarn, but had a 78 on Sunday to fall into a tie for fifth. "I was actually kind of happy with how I handled it a bit more today".
Smith, 33, is hoping for a breakthrough victory despite lacklustre results so far in a season in which her best finish was a tie for 26th at the Kia Classic. "Hopefully this is setting me up for a nice summer".
She couldn't quite complete the comeback, which would have been the biggest in the final round in U.S. Women's Open history.
Her final round was her second-best of the tournament behind her 71 on the first day but it has left her languishing back in a five-way tie for 48th place.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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