LPGA. Kraft Nabisco Championship. Two Tied at the Top, Lexi & Michelle April 05 2014
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Michelle shot a third round -4 under par 68, on the Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, to share top spot on the Kraft Nabisco Championship leaderboard with Lexi at -10 under par for the tournament.
Michelle like the entertainment value in Lexi's game;
" I think Lexi is a really entertaining golfer, I like to think I'm somewhat entertaining as well. So, I think the both of us paired together is great. I think it's great for the tour and it's going to be a lot of fun."
" I probably won't sleep that well. It's just the chance, you want something so badly. I dreamed about this all my life, so I'm just trying to not think about it so much. I'm just trying to think it's a normal Sunday. But I think that's a good thing. It's a sign that I'm really excited and I really want this."
"I just go out there and I think I just really know what I need to do. I think that came with experience of playing so many rounds in my life."
Lexi is looking for some more putts to drop, she was unhappy at carding a six on the par five eighteenth;
" Not the ending I wanted, I'm getting looks at birdies and just waiting for a few more to drop. I think if you're not nervous, you don't care, but it's a good nervous. This is what I've been waiting for and what I've worked my whole life for."
Charley Hull and Se Ri Pak are tied in third place, both with -8 under par totals. Charley put herself into contention with a -6 under par third round of 66, while Se Ri was just -1 under par 71 to put towards her total.
No one knows how Charley's golf game will stand up to Major championship pressure, but it seems she already has the mindset to deal with it. This is her quote from last year; "This is how I always look at golf. I'm not going to die if I hit a bad shot. Just hit it, and find it, and hit it."
As a professional Charley won for the first time at the Ladies European Tour's, Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. Then she said she was having too much fun with friends back home to join the LPGA Tour; " I was really enjoying my friends and stuff at home, just being a kid, being with my friends, going out, going to parties and stuff. I don't want to miss that living over here full-time at the moment. I was still seventeen at the time. I still wanted my childhood in a way. There was no rush for me to go over there." This first Major for the Ladies is set up nicely for a dramatic finish, I am looking forward to it.
Catriona Matthew is T5 with Cristie Kerr, at -6 under par for the tournament.