Even though a few other players made big moves today, it may be too little, too late for them. Ji-Yai Shin's bogey-free 66 joined Hull's and Stanford's as the low rounds of the day, moving her into a tie for 6th with Lorena Ochoa (69), Juli Inkster (69), Amy Yang (69), and Jane Park (73) at -5. Karen Stupples's 67 was capped off by an eagle on the short par-4 16th hole, but it only moved her to T19 (-2). Candie Kung's 67 was 10 shots better than Friday's round's results, bringing her to +2 for the tournament (T33).
Too many of yesterday's leading golfers basically treaded water today, allowing themselves to get caught from behind. It didn't happen to Mi Hyun Kim (70, -7, 4th) or Paula Creamer (4-birdie, 4-bogey 72, -6, 5th), but, along with Jane Park, it happened to Ai Miyazato (72, -4, T11), who was -6 for the tournament after playing her 1st 8 holes bogey-free, but then collapsed with a double and 2 bogeys over her final 10 holes that more than offset her 2 birdies on the back. She got caught by Ya Ni Tseng (69), Angela Park (69), and Eun-Hee Ji (70). None of the players T15 at -3--Suzann Pettersen (71), Meena Lee (71), Se Ri Pak (72), and Lindsey Wright (72)--made tomorrow's round any easier on themselves, either.
The final-round pairings are a treat. Check out the last 5 groups:
Mi Hyun Kim
Sun Young Yoo
Hopefully I'll be able to stay up tonight to watch them!
[Update 1 (11:56 am): Hound Dog reminds us not to forget Sun Young Yoo!]