Kang, Hull keep one-shot lead at KEB Hana Bank Championship

Annette Crawford
October 17, 2018

American Danielle Kang and England's Charley Hull shot 4-under 68s to share the lead after three days of the KEB Hana Bank Championship.

World number two Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand closely followed with a three-under 69 to reach a total of 205, scoring four birdies and a bogey at the Sky 72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea.

"As I mentioned earlier, this was a course I was confident with and in the past had scored very well here, and I really wanted to win".

Local favourite Chun In-Gee shared the third place at 206 with world No.17 Lydia Ko and Minjee Lee, who are both ethnically Korean but citizens of New Zealand and Australian respectively.

"Happy with the round, gave myself a good chance tomorrow, so hopefully I can be hot like I was that first 10 holes today", Leishman said. "But once you win an event, that lasts forever, so I think winning was more important for me".

Park, who had lost ground on Saturday, was unable to mount a serious push for the title as bogeys at the eighth and 11th while Jutanuagrn made a costly double bogey seven at the par-five seventh during respective rounds of one-under 71.

India's 22-year-old Shubhankar Sharma once again served notice of his enormous talent yesterday with a round of six-under-par 66 that tied him for the lead in the US$7 million CIMB Classic.

Sharma, who burst onto the scene with wins in Johannesburg and the Maybank Championship on the European Tour earlier this season, moved to 19-under 197, catching up with joint overnight leaders Gary Woodland of the USA and Australia's Marc Leishman, who came in with 67 each.

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