Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Shanshan Is Soaring, June 07 2014
Shanshan Feng / Dave Chidley , THE CANADIAN PRESSShanshan carded a third round -4 under par 67 at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, to lead the field by two shots at -15 under par. She started well, and the missed a few putts; "I got off to a very good start, 4 under through six holes, then actually, I couldn't make a lot of putts. I missed a lot of birdie putts, plus one bogey, so actually I dropped back one shot. My goal is to get to 25 under. Of course, now I'm 15, so if I want to get to 25 tomorrow, I need to shoot 10 under. I think tomorrow I have no pressure." Michelle Wie is sharing second place at -13 under par, her third round score of -3 under par 68 was littered with bogey's; " Quite a shaky start, I missed a good birdie opportunity on the first hole and I kind of duck hooked it on the second hole and had to take an unplayable, and actually it was a really good bogey." "Then I kind of hooked it on the next hole, hit it in the bunker. So I just couldn't get my tempo right in the beginning, but definitely felt like I finished strong. Definitely the start that I had today, I'm really happy with the way I finished." Inbee Park is the player tied in second place at -13 under par, her bogey free third round of -6 under par elevating her into a good position to challenge for the trophy. She reported that she sunk a lot of putts; "I played really well on the front nine, I holed a lot of putts. I feel like I hit the ball great today. I had a lot of opportunities on the back nine also, but just missed a couple putts. I think overall it was a very good day. Just give myself a chance for tomorrow." Cristie Kerr is in fourth spot at -12 under par, she also carded a -6 under par third round of 65, keeping her concentration. Or as my friend the grateful golfer would say, her G.A.F. was good. (Golf Attitude Factor) "Mentally, I was very good today, I've just got to take that into tomorrow." Lydia Ko shot the low round of the day -7 under par 64, which has got her sharing fifth place with Anna Nordqvist at -11 under par. Lydia has recovered well after a poor start to this tournament, and is now in a position to become a factor over the closing stages; "You never know what's going to happen, there's always another 18 holes. I've just got to play my own game and see where it goes." Defending champion Hee Young Park, who was tied for the second-round lead with Shanshan, had a +1 over par 72 third round, to drop into a tie for seventh at -10 under par. World number one Stacy Lewis was -7 under par after her third round of -2 under par 69, T18.