Hyo Joo Kim Lotte Championship
Photo: Bangkok Post

On Friday, Hyo Joo Kim recorded two late birdies and maintained a three-shot lead at the top of the LPGA Tour Lotte Championship.

Kim carded a 72 (tied with par), and she shows a cumulative score of minus-10 with only one round to play.

The South Korean committed a bogey on the seventh and 12th holes of the Hoakalei Golf Club course, but she recovered by scoring a birdie on the 14th and 18th pennants.

Hyo Joo Kim almost made an eagle on the 18th hole when his exit from the sandpit missed the cup.

American Brianna Do (67) and Japan’s Hinako Shibuno (68) share the second position, at minus-7. Do climb the ladder with a birdie on his first three day holes.

South Korea’s Somi Lee and Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow shot 69 and tied for fourth place at minus-6.

Quebec’s Maude-Aimée was not in the game during this round; she failed to qualify for the final rounds with her plus-4 card after two rounds.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Brooke Henderson withdrew from the tournament after the second round due to the flu.

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