Defending champion Michelle Wie, fellow American Tiffany Joh and Japan’s Ai Miyazato lead the CN Canadian Women’s Open at 12-under-par 204 going into the final round Sunday at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Que.
The tournament will get of to an early start on Sunday with inclement weather expected in the late afternoon.
Wie carded a third round score of 68 that included five birdies and a single bogey.
“It always feels good to be in contention,” said Wie, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. “As long as it gives me an opportunity that I can do it tomorrow, I’m very glad that I’m in this position. Tomorrow, I think with the weather, I’ve just got to be patient and try to get it done.”
Joh, a rookie on the LPGA Tour, carded an impressive seven-under 65 on Saturday. The two-time winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship recorded seven birdies, including five on the front-nine.
“I think it’s really exciting for me just because coming into this year, I had conditional status and I didn’t even know how many events I was going to play,” said Joh. “Just having the chance to contend at one is what dreams are made of.”
Miyazato, a seven-time winner on the LPGA Tour, sits as a co-leader for the third consecutive day after posting a 71.
Maude Aimée-LeBlanc of Sherbrooke, Que., is the low Canadian heading into Sunday’s final after a five-under 67 put her in a tie for 13th at eight-under-par 208 through 54 holes.
Play gets underway at 7 a.m. with the final group teeing off at approximately 9 a.m. Competitors will tee-off in threesomes off both the first and 10th tees with play expected to conclude at approximately 2 p.m.
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