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Lin, Hull tied for LPGA Tour lead

China’s Xiyu Lin fired a two-under 69 to share the lead with England’s Charley Hull (71) after the third round of the LPGA Tour event at The Colony in Texas.

October 2, 2022
2 October 2022

England’s Charley Hull and China’s Xiyu Lin are tied for the lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour’s The Ascendant tournament in Texas.

Lin fired a two-under 69 and Hull carded a 71 at the Old American course at The Colony on Saturday to be locked at 11-under 202.

 The pair are one shot ahead of New Zealand’s former world No.1 Lydia Ko (67) and France’s Celine Boutier (66) with Canada’s Maddie Szeryk (67) a further shot back.

Last week’s tour winner Atthaya Thitikul (72), Moriya Jutanugarn (70) and So Yeon Ryu (68) sit tied for sixth at eight under, three shots back. 

The lone remaining Australian, Karis Davidson continued her promising form with a 71 to be tied 25th at two under.

Lin recorded three birdies for her round before a bogey on the par-3 16th.

“I think overall shooting under par, I’m pretty happy with it,” Lin said. “But the only thing is I finished the round a little weaker. I make a bogey on 16 and didn’t manage to get birdie on 17 and 18. So, I think tomorrow hopefully I’ll do better than that.”

Hull survived a double-bogey on the par-4 10th. She finished with three birdies and a bogey.

“Actually felt like I played quite well, especially the first two holes,” Hull said. “Like I lipped out for birdies, hit good putts, and then early birdie early on the fourth. And then was like 1-under the front nine. Shame about that one, because that was a double. But I just hung in there and got around level par, so it wasn’t too bad.”

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