Chie Arimura Clings To One Shot Lead After Third Round Of 2011 LPGA HSBC Women’s Champions

Japan’s Chie Arimura shot a 1-under 71 on the third day of the 2011 LPGA HSBC Women’s Champions to push her overall score to 11-under, 1 shot clear of Australia’s Karrie Webb. Although there are a trio of players at 5-under, it appears to be a two-lady race between Arimura and Webb. However, when one of those three ladies is Yani Tseng, you can never be sure. Na Yeon Choi and Sun Young Yoo are not to be counted out either. We should know by the time they get to the turn in the fourth round if it’s a race for third or victory for those three. But are nerves starting to creep in for Chie? She had chances at birdie on 15 and 16 but missed short putts that could have extended what was a 3 shot lead. Then she had a 3 putt bogey on 17 while Webb birdied 18 to shrink to deficit to 1 stroke. More worrisome is that Chie is speaking of nerves.

“I might be nervous,” Arimura said. “Just competing against those great players is even hard for me to believe, even now, it’s like a dream.”

I would say, wake up Chie. You are not dreaming. You have played brilliantly through 3 rounds and deserve to be at the top of the leaderboard. Forget Webb and Tseng. Play the course and play your game.

But speaking of Tseng, here is a video of Yani and NYC from the third round.

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 1 JPN ARIMURA, Chie -11 F -1 68 66 71 205
2 2 AUS WEBB, Karrie -10 F -2 70 66 70 206
T3 T8 TPE TSENG, Yani -5 F -3 70 72 69 211
T3 T4 KOR CHOI, Na Yeon -5 F -1 69 71 71 211
T3 3 KOR YOO, Sun Young -5 F +1 70 68 73 211
6 T21 KOR KIM, I.K. -4 F -5 72 73 67 212
7 T8 USA PRESSEL, Morgan -3 F -1 73 69 71 213
T8 T12 JPN MIYAZATO, Ai -2 F -2 74 70 70 214
T8 T12 JPN MIYAZATO, Mika -2 F -2 72 72 70 214
T8 T6 USA KERR, Cristie -2 F +1 74 67 73 214
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T11 T26 FRA ICHER, Karine -1 F -3 77 69 69 215
T11 T26 GBR MATTHEW, Catriona -1 F -3 73 73 69 215
T11 T12 USA LINCICOME, Brittany -1 F -1 75 69 71 215
T14 T12 USA LEWIS, Stacy E F E 72 72 72 216
T14 T10 KOR LEE, Meena E F +1 71 72 73 216
T14 T10 KOR SHIN, Jiyai E F +1 71 72 73 216
T17 T34 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann +1 F -2 73 74 70 217
T17 T34 KOR KIM, Song-Hee +1 F -2 79 68 70 217
T17 T26 USA GULBIS, Natalie +1 F -1 71 75 71 217
T17 T21 KOR YANG, Amy +1 F E 73 72 72 217
T17 T4 GBR STUPPLES, Karen +1 F +5 70 70 77 217
T22 T26 USA CREAMER, Paula +2 F E 76 70 72 218
T22 T12 TPE KUNG, Candie +2 F +2 74 70 74 218
T24 T41 CHN FENG, Shanshan +3 F -1 71 77 71 219
T24 T41 KOR JI, Eun-Hee +3 F -1 72 76 71 219
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T24 T41 USA KIM, Christina +3 F -1 76 72 71 219
T24 T41 USA KORDA, Jessica +3 F -1 73 75 71 219
T24 T34 KOR SEO, Hee Kyung +3 F E 72 75 72 219
T24 T34 SWE NORDQVIST, Anna +3 F E 74 73 72 219
T24 T6 KOR HUR, M.J. +3 F +6 71 70 78 219
T31 T45 ESP MUNOZ, Azahara +4 F -1 76 73 71 220
T31 T26 TPE HUNG, Amy +4 F +2 73 73 74 220
T31 T21 AUS WRIGHT, Lindsey +4 F +3 72 73 75 220
T31 T12 KOR HAN, Hee-Won +4 F +4 71 73 76 220
T35 T45 SWE HJORTH, Maria +5 F E 75 74 72 221
T35 T26 USA STANFORD, Angela +5 F +3 73 73 75 221
T35 T21 ESP RECARI, Beatriz +5 F +4 75 70 76 221
T35 T21 AUS HULL, Katherine +5 F +4 74 71 76 221
T35 T12 JPN UEDA, Momoko +5 F +5 73 71 77 221
T35 T12 USA WIE, Michelle +5 F +5 73 71 77 221
41 T45 KOR KANG, Jimin +6 F +1 76 73 73 222
T42 T49 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie +7 F +1 74 76 73 223
T42 T45 KOR PARK, Hee Young +7 F +2 75 74 74 223
T42 T26 KOR PARK, Inbee +7 F +5 74 72 77 223
T42 T26 USA WARD, Wendy +7 F +5 72 74 77 223
T42 T12 USA HURST, Vicky +7 F +7 72 72 79 223
47 T34 KOR PAK, Se Ri +8 F +5 76 71 77 224
T48 T59 KOR MIN, Na On +9 F -1 81 73 71 225
T48 T55 KOR KANG, Haeji +9 F +2 74 77 74 225
T48 T49 USA MCPHERSON, Kristy +9 F +3 76 74 75 225
T48 T34 USA PRAMMANASUDH, Stacy +9 F +6 76 71 78 225
T52 T49 USA BLUMENHERST, Amanda +10 F +4 75 75 76 226
T52 T49 FRA NOCERA, Gwladys +10 F +4 73 77 76 226
T52 T49 USA LANG, Brittany +10 F +4 77 73 76 226
55 T34 KOR LEE, Seon Hwa +11 F +8 74 73 80 227
T56 58 KOR BAE, Kyeong +12 F +3 77 76 75 228
T56 57 USA HURST, Pat +12 F +4 76 76 76 228
58 T49 USA CASTRALE, Nicole +13 F +7 76 74 79 229
59 62 CAN SHARP, Alena +14 F +2 80 76 74 230
60 T59 USA INKSTER, Juli +15 F +5 76 78 77 231
61 T55 KOR AHN, Shi Hyun +16 F +9 74 77 81 232
62 T59 USA FRANCELLA, Meaghan +20 F +10 74 80 82 236
63 63 SGP GOH, Christabel +26 F +9 82 79 81 242

Chie Arimura

Karrie Webb

Morgan Pressel

Yani Tseng

Michelle Wie

Jessica Korda

Na Yeon Choi

Mi-Jung Hur

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