In-Kyung Kim hasn't done much in 2014 to write home about--until today, that is, when she fired a bogey-free 63 on moving day at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters to move to -14 and take a 4-shot lead on Minjee Lee into the final round. Lee shot a bogey-free 67 of her own, but it was virtually lost in the shuffle of 66s by Caroline Masson (who got to -8, 1 shot behind 2nd-round leader Sarah Kemp and American Amelia Lewis, and tied with ex-JLPGAer Nikki Campbell), Ariya Jutanugarn, and Su-Hyun Oh (both of whom moved to -5 for the week), while Sarah-Jane Smith (-7 for the week), Sophie Giquel-Bettan (-4), and Mikaela Parmlid (-1) all matched the top amateur in the world's feat themselves.
With Lee-Anne Pace at -7 (tied with Smith, Stacy Lee Bregman, and Sally Watson), Gwladys Nocera at -6 (tied with Vikki Laing and Amy Boulden), Charley Hull at -4 (tied with Giquel-Bettan, American Hannah Jun, and Celine Herbin), Karrie Webb at -3 (tied with American Katie Burnett, among others), Stephanie Meadow at -2, Holly Clyburn at -1, Cheyenne Woods at E, Sophie Gustafson at +1, Laura Davies at +4, and Lorie Kane at +9, Inky has a good cushion on some of the biggest names in the field. Let's see if she can hold off the few golfers within 5 shots of her! Her last (and only) LET victory came at the end of the 2009 season in Dubai (over Michelle Wie) and her last LPGA one came at the end of 2010 at Lorena's place, so winning an event of this caliber would be a huge deal for her.