Maguire bogey free as Korda lies in the long grass at Chevron

Ronan MacNamara

Leona Maguire (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Leona Maguire will start the final round of the Chevron Championship nine shots in arrears after she carded two birdies and sixteen pars to break into the top-30 in Texas.

Maguire is one-under-par for the championship with Angel Yin and Alissen Corpuz leading the way on ten-under after they both shot rounds of 67.

The Cavan native picked up birdies on the 12th and 8th holes as she played the course from back to front as she signed for a two-under 70 and her first blemish free round of the week.


Corpuz and Yin hold a one-shot lead over Amy Yang, Megan Khang and Albane Valenzuela while Nelly Korda will be looking to come from two shots adrift and claim a second major title.

Corpuz started out strong, with birdies on four of the first five holes, including the first three. She had a chance to birdie the 18th in a bogey-free round, but her putt rolled just shy.

“Just tried to put myself in good position, fairways and greens,” she said. “Just hit some really solid shots starting out and was able to convert the putts.”

Yin birdied the last in what was one of four birdies coming home to grab a share of the lead.

“Even though I didn’t hit it as good as I did the first day or the second day, I did manage to score well, and I just adapted and I stayed patient,” she said. “My caddie kept telling me to stay patient, so I’m glad I did that.”

Having missed four months of last season with a blood clot in her arm, Korda could secure an emotional win today after a birdie on 18 gave her a third round 70 and moved her into a share of 6th.

“Obviously, it means a lot, not being able to be not playing last year and then a year from now being in contention,” she said.

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