GULLANE, Scotland – Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang led the Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke after an increasingly tough scoring day in the third round on Saturday.
None of the top five broke par 71, as the wind picked up in the afternoon and grew to a howling 35 mph (55 kph) at Gullane, Scotland.
Ariya and Yang carded 2-over rounds of 73 to be 8 under for the tournament.
Ariya bogeyed four holes before the Thai eagled the par-5 16th from 40 yards.
“I’m just really lucky,” Ariya said. “I wanted to make birdie.
“When the wind started to blow, I said, `Here is the Scottish Open, the real one.’ I had so much fun, I hit everywhere.”
Yang, on her 29th birthday, birdied her last hole to join Ariya at the top after three bogeys on the back nine.
Their closest challenger was Minjee Lee of Australia (71) at 7 under.
Two more South Koreans, Haeji Kang (71) and So Yeon Ryu (72), were a shot further adrift.
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