Ko, Jutanugarn set for LPGA finale showdown, chasing Hull
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn will settle the LPGA Tour's biggest awards and prizes Sunday at Tiburon. They're chasing Charley Hull in the CME Group Tour Championship.
Hull birdied all four par-5 holes in a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome (66) and So Yeon Ryu (69).
The 20-year-old Hull, from England, had a 13-under 203 total. She's winless on the tour.
The top-ranked Ko, the second-round leader after a 62, had a 73 to drop into a tie for third at 11 under with No. 2 Jutanugarn (65), In Gee Chun (68), Jennifer Song (66) and Lizette Salas (67).
Ko needs a victory to top Jutanugarn in the player of the year race, and also would take the season points title and $1 million CME Globe bonus with a win. Ko also is fighting Jutanugarn for the money title and Chun for the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average.
First-round leader Shanshan Feng was tied for 12th at 8 under after a 69. The Chinese star is coming off consecutive victories in Malaysia and Japan.