She didn’t move on the leaderboard, but Ashleigh Buhai had a solid third round of two-under-par 69 on Saturday in the third round of the LPGA Tour’s Dana Open in Sylvania, Ohio to stay in a share of 33rd.
She started her third round with four consecutive pars, but then she dropped a shot on the par-four fifth. She regained that lost stroke immediately with a birdie on six, and made another on the ninth ahead of the turn. She picked up her third birdie on the 12th, and then parred her way home to rea h six-under for the tournament.
Buhai was eight strokes behind the leader, Lucy Li of the United States. Li had a four-under 67 to reach 14-under, one clear of Caroline Masson of Germany and American Lexi Thompson, who each carded six-under-par 65 to get into contention. Also making a bid for victory was former world number one Lydia Ko, who had a seven-under 64 to be in a share of fourth on 11-under. Also in fourth were Korea’s Sei Young Kim, Australian Hannah Green, Xiyu Lin of China, and Ruoning Yin, Nasa Hataoka of Japan and Ireland’s Leona Maguire.