Pedersen: “To have one thing to chase and to give attention to what I used to be doing and never take a look at others…that is what I attempted to do. To make extra birdies than I did the primary two days, that saved me chasing although I used to be within the lead”; watch ultimate spherical stay on Sunday from 7pm on Sky Sports activities Golf
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Emily Kristine Pedersen carded three birdies over the ultimate 5 holes for a six-under 64 that gave her a three-shot lead on Saturday at The ANNIKA, the place the scoring was so low that Pedersen had solely the seventh-best spherical of the day.
Pedersen should have felt as if she was caught in impartial at Pelican Golf Membership. The Dane saved a clear card, made six birdies and nonetheless noticed participant after participant shut in on her.
Amy Yang shot 61, two-time main champion Lilia Vu obtained again into the combo with a 62 – a rating matched by Patty Tavatanakit and Alison Lee – and two different gamers signed for a 63.
Pedersen obtained some respiratory room late on when her drive on the sixteenth skipped out of a bunker into the golf green, establishing a wedge to brief vary. And on the 18th she tugged her pitching wedge solely to see it catch a slope on the left facet of the inexperienced. It rolled down to 6 ft for a ultimate birdie.
Pedersen is at 18 beneath, three pictures away from Yang and Vu going into the ultimate spherical.
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Pedersen revealed she had spoken together with her psychological coach who suggested her to attempt to lead by extra pictures on the finish of the day than when she began.
“To sort of have one thing for me to chase, and to only give attention to what I used to be doing and never trying on the others,” Pedersen mentioned.
“So that is what I simply tried to do. Tried to make extra birdies on the weekend than I did the primary two days, and that sort of saved me chasing although I used to be within the lead.”
Pedersen shall be going for her first LPGA Tour title, and he or she would seem like in nice form to succeed in the LPGA finale subsequent week down the Florida coast in Naples. She got here to Pelican at No 80 within the Race to CME Globe, and solely the highest 60 advance.
Vu has no such points. She is No 2 and can keep in that place, unable to catch Celine Boutier, who shouldn’t be enjoying this week. However there’s the matter of LPGA Tour participant of the 12 months, which relies on factors, and Vu is simply three factors behind.
Vu mentioned she by no means even thought-about participant of the 12 months till after she gained the Girls’s British Open for her second main of the 12 months.
“Then began serious about it, began enjoying worse,” Vu mentioned. “So now I do not give it some thought. I simply attempt to play properly.”
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