BANGKOK • First-round leader American Lexi Thompson resumed her spot at the front of the pack yesterday after the third day of the Honda LPGA in Thailand.
She finished the third round with a nearly perfect 64 at eight under par, giving her a four-stroke lead with a 16-under total of 200.
A victory today would be Thompson's seventh career win on the LPGA Tour. It would also make her the first American to win the four-day event.
"I missed a putt on the first hole, which got me down a little bit, but I tried to stay positive and fire at pins like I did the first day," she said.
Thompson still made par on the par-five first, and went on to mix nine birdies with a bogey.
On her tail is South Korean rookie Chun In Gee, who carded a bogey-free 66 at six under for the day.
Defending champion Amy Yang (70) was in third with an 11-under total of 205.
Major champion Thompson, who will feature in next week's HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, has converted the 54-hole lead into victory four of the six times she has led entering the final round.
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