Jee Young Lee tied the tournament record of 63 to vault into the lead entering the final round of the Michelob Ultra Open. Sarah Lee (who also tied the tournament record Thursday) is one shot back at -10 with Ai Miyazato, Paula Creamer, Suzann Pettersen, Meena Lee and Carin Koch all tied for third at -7. Seon Hwa Lee, Morgan Pressel and Becky Morgan are at -6.
Jelly birdied eight times (four on each nine) to card the lowest round of her young LPGA career. Though she is only in her second season on tour Lee already has one LPGA victory, at the 2005 CJ Nine Bridges in Korea. Sarah Lee stumbled a bit Saturday, posting a +1 72, but is still in the running for her first tour victory. The all-Lee final pairing seems to have the inside track on this one, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see somebody in the group at -7 or -6 make a run to the top. The wind started picking up at the end of round three, and tomorrow’s forecast calls for winds in the 10-20 mph range. That might make it tricky for the two at the top to hold on.
Something tells me that either Meena Lee or Seon Hwa Lee will be the one to make the Sunday run. Has there ever been a tournament with the top two or three finishers all sharing the same last name?