LPGA Chevron Championship 2024 "Aussies Duel for LA Championship Lead"

LPGA Chevron Championship 2024: “Aussies Duel for LA Championship Lead”

Defending champion Hannah Green’s steady performance, firing a one-under par 70, saw her join fellow Australian Grace Kim at the top of the leaderboard after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Tour’s Los Angeles Championship.

Green’s composed round left her on seven-under 206 after 54 holes, sharing the lead with Kim, who endured a challenging day with a birdie-less 76, relinquishing her four-stroke lead from the previous round.

LPGA Chevron Championship 2024

Tournament Records of LPGA Chevron Championship 2024:

Player Round Score Result
Im Jin-hee Third 63 New Course Record
Nasa Hataoka Third 64 Impressive Performance
Hannah Green Third 70 Steady Performance
Grace Kim Third 76 Struggled Under Pressure

“It actually wasn’t that windy. It just got a little bumpy toward the end,” remarked Green, reflecting on the late-starting players’ challenges. “I didn’t have many full swings in today. I had a lot of hard shots into the greens, which were firming up and getting bouncy, making it hard to completely trust that shot.” ( You are reading LPGA Chevron Championship 2024: “Aussies Duel for LA Championship Lead” )

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Close behind, one stroke adrift on six-under 207, were South Korea’s Im Jin-hee, Sweden’s Maja Stark, and Germany’s Esther Henseleit, keeping the competition fierce.

Impressively, South Korean rookie Im set the morning alight with a remarkable 63, establishing a new course record at Wilshire and propelling herself into contention. “I’m really happy to get the new course record,” said Im. “I played really good today.” ( You are reading LPGA Chevron Championship 2024: “Aussies Duel for LA Championship Lead” )

Despite a valiant effort from Japan’s Nasa Hataoka with a near-matching 64, Im’s stunning display, featuring nine birdies against a lone bogey, solidified her position in the tournament. Reflecting on her recent performances, Im expressed confidence, stating, “I feel like I can win a tournament pretty soon.”

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Green, seeking her fifth LPGA Tour crown and second of the year following her recent victory at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, showcased her resilience on the course. However, challenges persisted, with missed opportunities on the greens affecting her momentum.

 

Meanwhile, Kim, previously holding a commanding lead, encountered setbacks with a double bogey and multiple bogeys, surrendering her advantage. ( You are reading LPGA Chevron Championship 2024: “Aussies Duel for LA Championship Lead” )

With the final round looming, the competition remains intense as Green, Kim, and the chasing pack vie for victory. Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion of the LPGA Los Angeles Championship.

LPGA Chevron Championship 2024

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