Korda shoots 66, shares Blue Bay lead

(AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

HAINAN, China (AP) Jessica Korda caught Minjee Lee on Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Ariya Jutanugarn made up even more ground to move into contention for her sixth victory of the season.

Korda shot a 6-under 66 at Jian Lake to make up seven strokes on Lee for a share of the lead, and Jutanugarn had a 65 to cut her deficit from 10 to two shots and get in the final group Sunday.

In hot and mostly calm conditions four days after Typhoon Sarika hit the South China Sea beach resort, Korda had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and got up-and-down for another on the par-5 18th.


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2 A.Jutanugarn $2,300,197
3 B.Henderson $1,638,058
4 I.Chun $1,434,510
5 S.Kim $1,411,518
6 A.Nordqvist $1,294,852
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