Ariya Jutanugarn falters late, has 2-shot lead in Canada
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens.
A week after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player bogeyed the par-4 16th and par-5 18th for a 5-under 67. At 17-under 199, she had a two-stroke advantage over South Korea's In Gee Chun.
Jutanugarn won the Women's British Open in the event before the Olympics to tie Lydia Ko for the LPGA Tour victory lead with four. After a late meltdown in the major ANA Inspiration in April, Jutanugarn picked up the nickname ''May'' with three straight victories in the month.
Chun shot a 66. South Korea's Sei Young Kim and Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow were 12 under. Kim had a 68, and Meadow - a former Alabama player - shot 69.
Three-time champion Ko was tied for 10th at 10 under, and Canadian star Brooke Henderson was nine strokes back at 8 under.
Ko had a 70. She has won the event three of the last four years, the first two as an amateur.
Henderson shot her second straight 68.