AAP Golf

Minjee Lee close to leaders in South Korea

By AAP Newswire

Danielle Kang and Charley Hull have shot four-under-par 68s to share the lead after three rounds of the KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea while Australian No.1 Minjee Lee is still in contention.

American Kang started Saturday's penultimate round with two early bogeys but carded her sixth birdie of the day on the par-5 18th to finish at 12-under.

Hull also birdied the final hole in a bogey-free round for the Englishwoman at the Sky 72 Ocean Course in Incheon.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn was one stroke off the lead after a 69 while local favourite In Gee Chun shot a 66 and was tied for fourth with Lee (67) and New Zealand's former world No.1 Lydia Ko (68) at 10-under.

Lee, the world No.7, birdied three of her first four holes - the other was her solitary bogey - and she then picked up three further shots on the back nine.

World No.1-ranked Sung Hyun Park had an erratic round of 71 that included three bogeys and a double bogey - the Korean star was tied for seventh with compatriot Seon Woo Bae, who shot 67.

Australia's Su Oh consistent tournament continued with a third successive even-par 72 while Katherine Kirk and Sarah Jane Smith are languishing at six-over and 10-over respectively after rounds of 73 and 74.