South Korea’s Garam Jeon has a chance for his first win of the season at the Gunsan CC Open on the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour ($500,000 purse).
Jeon carded eight birdies and two bogeys for a 6-under 66 in the third round of the tournament at Gunsan CC Tournament Course (Par 72, 7,441 yards) in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do on Saturday.
At 17-under 199, Jeon was the only player under 200 and trailed runner-up Jang Yubin by four strokes.
It was a dramatic turnaround from the previous day, when seven players, including Jeon, were tied for the lead.
Jeon, who has two career wins since making her tour debut in 2016, has yet to win this season and has three top-10 finishes in 12 events.
Jeon’s putting was remarkable on the day, as he averaged just 1.54 putts per green (second).
After dropping birdie putts on the fifth (par-3) and sixth (par-4) holes, Jeon’s tee shot on the eighth (par-3) went into a bunker to the right of the green for his first bogey, but he quickly made up for it on the ninth (par-5).
In the second half, he carded five birdies, including the 10th through 12th holes, before making a second bogey on the 18th (par-4) when his tee shot went into the water on the right side of the fairway.
Amateur Jang Yubin, a member of the Hangzhou Asian Games team, shaved four strokes off her score with seven birdies and three bogeys to finish at 13-under-par 203 and move from tied for 10th to second.
Kim Han-byul moved up 42 spots on the leaderboard with nine birdies to tie for third (12-under 204) with Park Eun-shin and Lee Chang-ki.
Kim Min-joon, Cho Min-kyu and Choi Young-joon are tied for sixth at 11-under par 205. 파워볼사이트