Ally McDonald won’t let go of her lead at the LPGA Drive On Championship at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
McDonald, who also held the second-round lead at 10 under, shot a third-round 69 Saturday to sit at 13 under through 54 holes in Greensboro, Georgia.
Bianca Pagdanganan trails McDonald by one shot after also carding a 69 Saturday, ending her round with back-to-back birdies. The rookie shot rounds of 68 and 67 during the event’s first two rounds.
Danielle Kang, who was T-2 with Pagdanganan after 36 holes, is in third at 11 under after carding a 70. Kang bogeyed Nos. 2 and 10, but carded a double-bogey on the par-4 16th. She ended her round with a birdie, her sixth of the day, on 18.
LPGA Drive On Championship: Leaderboard
Carlota Ciganda sits in fourth, three strokes behind McDonald, and Katherine Kirk rounds out the top 5 at 9 under.
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Austin Ernst carded the lowest round of the day with a 67 and could have gone even lower if not for a double-bogey on the par-4 ninth. Ernst finished the day with another bogey, six birdies and an ace on No. 4. Through the third round, Ernst is T-36 at 2 under.
The final round of the LPGA Drive On begins Sunday at 8:38 a.m. ET with players playing off the first and 10th tees.