Golf: Jang fires 68 to take slender one-shot lead into HSBC Women's Champions final round

South Korea's Jang Ha Na (above) took the lead at the HSBC Women's Champions on March 5, 2016.
South Korea's Jang Ha Na (above) took the lead at the HSBC Women's Champions on March 5, 2016.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - South Korean Jang Ha Na is within sight of her second LPGA Tour title in as many months after she took control of the HSBC Women's Champions on Saturday.

The world No. 10 fired a four-under 68 for a 204 total at the Sentosa Golf Club and leads the US$1.5 million (S$2.11 million) tournament by a shot.

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (68) was second at the Serapong Course with South Korean duo Lee Mi Rim (70) and Amy Yang (68) joint-third on 206.

Six players, including 2013 HSBC winner Stacy Lewis (68) and 2013 US Open champion Choi Na Yeon (68), are a further two strokes back on 208 and joint-fifth.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko signed for a 67 and is tied-20th on 212 while defending champion Park In Bee (75) fell to joint-38th on 216.

Singaporean Koh Sock Hwee shot 74 for 223 and is joint-58th in the 62-player field.