Japan's Haru Nomura leads Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
The 23-year-old Japanese player had three birdies and two bogeys to take a 10-under 206 total into the final round. She won the Australian Women's Open in February, pulling away to beat top-ranked Lydia Ko by three strokes for her first LPGA Tour title.
South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi were tied for second. Pace had a 69, and Choi shot 71.
So Yeon Ryu was 5 under along with Brooke Henderson, Catriona Matthew and Gerina Piller.
Ko was six strokes back at 4 under after a 73. The two-time defending champion will be 19 on Sunday.