South Korea’s Sei Young Kim shot a 4-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead into the final third round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

Kim takes good lead into final round of Mediheal Championship

Kim takes good lead into final round of Mediheal Championship

Kim rebounded from an opening bogey with an eagle on the par-5 fifth and the 26-year-old added birdies on the par-4 11th and par-5 15th and 18th to be 10-under after the third round .

What made her round even more impressive was that she was playing through a back injury that is curbing her ability to play her natural attacking style.

Kim said after the round: “It’s really tough to escape from the rough because today’s pin positions really tough.

“Just try to get the right number, that’s all key today. … Some holes I have to avoid the pin.

“But I try to attack the pin, but I couldn’t because I miss it (fairway) on some holes.”

England’s Charley Hull sits in second place on 7-under after shooting a 70 while Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres was 5 under after a 71.

Second-round leader So Yeon Ryu shot a 79 to drop into a tie for 20th at even par. She had four bogeys and a triple bogey on a tough day.

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