FIFE, Scotland — Ariya Jutanugarn bogeyed the ultimate two holes for an even-par 72 on Saturday at windy Dumbarnie Hyperlinks, leaving her tied for the lead with Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole within the Belief Golf Girls’s Scottish Open.
Three strokes forward getting into the spherical, Jutanugarn had 5 birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in wind gusting to twenty-eight mph.
“I really feel like tomorrow [I] simply must play my very own recreation,” Jutanugarn stated. “Immediately, I used to be fascinated by the result a lot … and that is why I find yourself at the moment not taking part in so effectively. So, I believe tomorrow [I] simply have to return to … yesterday or [the] first spherical and have good dedication and probably not [think] concerning the end result.”
The 25-year-old Thai star received the 2018 match at Gullane. She has two victories this yr, the Honda LPGA Thailand and Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational crew occasion alongside her sister Moriya.
O’Toole had a 68, and Hull shot her third straight 69 to match Jutanugarn at 9-under 207.
“The wind really felt hotter as effectively, so the ball was going somewhat bit farther,” Hull stated. “Particularly on [the] previous few holes it dropped off a bit. I have been feeling assured the final six weeks ever since just about, simply the couple weeks after U.S. Open. I really feel good. I really feel actually good.”
The 25-year-old Englishwoman received the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship for her lone LPGA Tour title.
O’Toole eagled the par-5 fifteenth. The 34-year-old American is winless on the tour.
“I had simply been taking part in 15, take the drive down simply that heart left facet,” O’Toole stated. “Immediately with the wind route, it was serving to a bit extra versus left to proper, so I used to be in a position to chunk off extra on the nook. The again pins, that is the chance … should you are available on that left facet, you’ve a brief membership in nevertheless it’s a tough place to carry that inexperienced up high. I put myself in a great place. I had an uphill lie with pitching wedge in and was in a position to maintain the inexperienced properly and make the 9-footer.”
South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (67) and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (70) had been a stroke again.
Kelsey MacDonald leads the race for 5 spots subsequent week within the Girls’s British Open at Carnoustie at 5 below, adopted by Karolin Lampert (4 below), Paula Reto (2 below), Prima Thammaraks (2 below), Jing Yan (even) and Whitney Hillier (even).