Golf Digest Products & Services
Golf Digest Golf Schools Golf Digest Shop Advertiser Events & Promotions
Hole-in-One FREE Travel & Real Estate Info Golf World Boardroom Golf Digest Insiders International Editions
Na Yeon Choi leads Bahamas Classic by 1 shot
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Na Yeon Choi shot a 7-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the season-opening Bahamas Classic, chipping to a foot to set up a birdie on the par-5 18th hole on Saturday.
The seventh-ranked Choi, a seven-time winner on the U.S. LPGA Tour, birdied three of the last four holes in her bogey-free round to reach 15 under on Atlantis Resort's Ocean Club course.
"I think the last three rounds I had a really good swing," Choi said. "I had so many good shots. But I still have to play aggressively tomorrow. So many players have a chance."
Lizette Salas was a stroke back. She also had a bogey-free 66.
"I've been bogey-free for the last two days and I'm feeling great on the greens," said Salas, winless on the tour. "A win is always on my mind, and it's been a goal of mine since coming close last year in Hawaii."
Jessica Korda and Paula Creamer each eagled the 18th to reach 12 under. Korda, the second-round leader, had a 72, and Creamer shot 71. Creamer also eagled the par-5 11th, but had a triple-bogey 8 on No. 15.
Third-ranked Stacy Lewis was tied for fourth at 11 under with Amelia Lewis and Jenny Suh. Stacy Lewis had a 68, Amelia Lewis shot 66, and Suh had a 71.
Michelle Wie and 16-year-old Lydia Ko were in the group at 10 under. Wie followed her second-round 65 with a 72. Ko, making her first start as a U.S. LPGA Tour member, had a 71.
Updated January 25, 2014
© 2014 Condé Nast. All rights reserved
Your California Privacy Rights
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast.