Ai Miyazato Reclaims Lead After 3rd Round Of 2012 Honda LPGA Thailand, But Yani Tseng Is Only 1 Shot Behind

Ai Miyazato

To begin, let me state an obvious golf equation; a great short game + a hot putter = lots of cash! Ai Miyazato put herself one round away from a first place payday with a 7-under 65 that left the first round leader atop the leaderboard after 3 rounds at 14-under overall. Ai-sama put on a chipping and short game exhibition, holing out from just off the green on the 5th and again with the shot of the day on the 11th, the chip losing speed right at the hole to drop lightly into the cup. But even when she wasn’t holing out chip shots, she was giving herself chances with her irons. She wasn’t sticking it right on the flag, but she was getting close enough that if her putter was hot…which it was…she could have a big round. However, she did have a tap-in birdie on the 8th, when her tee shot was right on the hole. Mostly, she was giving herself opportunities from 6 to 8 feet, and nailing them.

Yani Tseng

However, before we plan a Sunday parade for Ai-sama, there is a certain world #1 who matched Miyazato’s 3rd round 65 with one of her own and sits 1 shot back at 13-under. The defending champion is primed to make it 2 in a row in the Land of Smiles!

I also have to say I am thrilled to see Ariya Jutanugarn shoot a 65 as well to vault into a tie for 8th after 3 rounds. Hang on, Ariya. Top 5 finish!

AI MIYAZATO

YANI TSENG

AMANDA BLUMENHERST

HEE YOUNG PARK

KARRIE WEBB

MIKA MIYAZATO

CAROLINE HEDWALL

MICHELLE WIE

AMY HUNG

NONTAYA SRISIWANG

JIYAI SHIN

MARIA HJORTH

MOMOKO UEDA

MORIYA JUTANUGARN

MINDY KIM

DEWI CLAIRE SCHREEFEL

NA YEON CHOI

AMY YANG

SUZANN PETTERSEN

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
1 T4 JPN
MIYAZATO, Ai
-14 F -7 67 70 65 202
2 T8 TPE
TSENG, Yani
-13 F -7 73 65 65 203
T3 T2 KOR
SHIN, Jiyai
-12 F -4 70 66 68 204
T3 1 AUS
WEBB, Karrie
-12 F -1 68 65 71 204
5 T4 KOR
YANG, Amy
-11 F -4 68 69 68 205
6 T4 NOR
PETTERSEN, Suzann
-10 F -3 70 67 69 206
7 T17 THA
*JUTANUGARN, Ariya
-9 F -7 73 69 65 207
T8 T15 KOR
SHIN, Jenny
-8 F -5 71 70 67 208
T8 12 USA
LEWIS, Stacy
-8 F -3 70 69 69 208
T10 T8 USA
BLUMENHERST, Amanda
-7 F -1 71 67 71 209
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T10 T8 THA
PHATLUM, Pornanong
-7 F -1 71 67 71 209
T10 T2 KOR
CHOI, Na Yeon
-7 F +1 68 68 73 209
T13 T17 USA
HARIGAE, Mina
-6 F -4 74 68 68 210
T13 T13 CHN
FENG, Shanshan
-6 F -2 70 70 70 210
T15 T17 KOR
KANG, Jimin
-5 F -3 70 72 69 211
T15 T4 SWE
HEDWALL, Caroline
-5 F +2 72 65 74 211
T17 T28 KOR
PARK, Hee Young
-4 F -3 72 71 69 212
T17 T13 USA
LINCICOME, Brittany
-4 F E 70 70 72 212
T19 T41 USA
STANFORD, Angela
-3 F -4 76 69 68 213
T19 T33 ESP
MUNOZ, Azahara
-3 F -3 75 69 69 213
T19 T33 SWE
GUSTAFSON, Sophie
-3 F -3 74 70 69 213
T19 T17 USA
KERR, Cristie
-3 F -1 74 68 71 213
T19 T17 SWE
NORDQVIST, Anna
-3 F -1 68 74 71 213
T19 T17 KOR
PAK, Se Ri
-3 F -1 68 74 71 213
T25 T41 DEU
GAL, Sandra
-2 F -3 75 70 69 214
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T25 T33 AUS
HULL, Katherine
-2 F -2 73 71 70 214
T25 T17 KOR
LEE, Meena
-2 F E 72 70 72 214
T25 T15 USA
JOHNSON, Jennifer
-2 F +1 71 70 73 214
T25 T8 NLD
BOELJON, Christel
-2 F +4 69 69 76 214
T30 T33 SWE
HJORTH, Maria
-1 F -1 71 73 71 215
T30 T33 TPE
KUNG, Candie
-1 F -1 71 73 71 215
T30 T33 JPN
MIYAZATO, Mika
-1 F -1 72 72 71 215
T30 T28 USA
MCPHERSON, Kristy
-1 F E 71 72 72 215
T30 T17 KOR
CHOI, Chella
-1 F +1 73 69 73 215
T30 T17 USA
WARD, Wendy
-1 F +1 72 70 73 215
T36 T47 USA
THOMPSON, Lexi
E F -2 73 73 70 216
T36 T47 JPN
MOROMIZATO, Shinobu
E F -2 74 72 70 216
T36 T33 USA
FUTCHER, Katie
E F E 70 74 72 216
T36 T28 USA
WIE, Michelle
E F +1 75 68 73 216
T40 T63 KOR
JI, Eun-Hee
+1 F -5 74 76 67 217
T40 T60 USA
HURST, Vicky
+1 F -4 76 73 68 217
T40 T41 USA
CREAMER, Paula
+1 F E 72 73 72 217
T40 T41 SCT
MATTHEW, Catriona
+1 F E 74 71 72 217
T40 T17 USA
LANG, Brittany
+1 F +3 70 72 75 217
T45 T60 KOR
YOO, Sun Young
+2 F -3 74 75 69 218
T45 T57 KOR
SEO, Hee Kyung
+2 F -2 76 72 70 218
T45 T28 KOR
KIM, I.K.
+2 F +3 72 71 75 218
T45 T17 ESP
MOZO, Belen
+2 F +4 74 68 76 218
T49 T51 PRY
GRANADA, Julieta
+3 F E 71 76 72 219
T49 T47 ENG
STUPPLES, Karen
+3 F +1 77 69 73 219
T49 T28 NLD
SCHREEFEL, Dewi Claire
+3 F +4 74 69 76 219
T52 T57 USA
O’TOOLE, Ryann
+4 F E 75 73 72 220
T52 T51 TPE
HUNG, Amy
+4 F +1 72 75 73 220
T52 T47 THA
*JUTANUGARN, Moriya
+4 F +2 73 73 74 220
T52 T41 KOR
PARK, Inbee
+4 F +3 72 73 75 220
T56 T60 USA
PRESSEL, Morgan
+5 F E 75 74 72 221
T56 T51 THA
GULYANAMITTA, Numa
+5 F +2 69 78 74 221
T56 T51 JPN
UEDA, Momoko
+5 F +2 74 73 74 221
T56 T33 USA
HURST, Pat
+5 F +5 73 71 77 221
60 T41 USA
JOH, Tiffany
+6 F +5 70 75 77 222
61 66 KOR
HAN, Hee-Won
+7 F -1 75 77 71 223
T62 65 ESP
RECARI, Beatriz
+8 F +1 79 72 73 224
T62 T57 USA
GULBIS, Natalie
+8 F +4 74 74 76 224
T64 69 USA
MACKENZIE, Paige
+9 F -1 75 79 71 225
T64 T51 THA
SRISAWANG, Nontaya
+9 F +6 72 75 78 225
T66 70 USA
KIM, Christina
+10 F -3 78 79 69 226
T66 T67 THA
*LOOMBOONRUANG, Pinrath
+10 F +1 79 74 73 226
T66 T51 USA
KIM, Mindy
+10 F +7 75 72 79 226
69 T63 KOR
KIM, Song-Hee
+11 F +5 74 76 77 227
70 T67 ENG
DAVIES, Laura
+12 F +3 78 75 75 228

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