Date: August 12, 2012
Author: Omnisport

South Koreans dominate as Wright falls away in Toledo

South Korea have taken control of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic with four players from that nation tied for the lead after the third round. Kim In-Kyung, Ji-Yai Shin, Ryu So-yeon and Seo Hee-kyung are all on 11-under with one round to play at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. Kim and Shin both shot five-under 66s on Saturday to move up from a tie for ninth to the top of the leaderboard. Shin did not drop a shot during the third round, while Kim made up for a bogey on the fourth hole with six birdies. Ryu started the third round in a tie for fifth but four birdies on the back nine, including three straight starting on the 15th hole, earned the 22-year-old a four-under 67 and a share of the lead. Seo, who started the third round in a tie for second, was more inconsistent than her three compatriots on Saturday but finished her third round with an eagle and two birdies on the final five holes for a three-under 68. With the final round of the Toledo Classic to come on Sunday, six South Koreans are in the top seven spots on the leaderboard. In-Bee Park and Chella Choi share fifth place with Japan&aposs Mika Miyazato, with the trio one stroke behind the four leaders. Overnight leader Choi fired two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine, although four birdies on the back nine saw her recover to 10-under overall and within striking distance of victory. A group of four made up of the USA&aposs Jacqui Concolino and Angela Stanford, Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden and South Korea&aposs Hee-Won Han are next on the leaderboard at eight-under. Lindsey Wright (73) is the best of the Australians at three-under while compatriot Sarah-Jane Smith carded her third consecutive 71 to be three strokes further back. Click for LIVE SCORES