Amy Yang of Ilsan, South Korea is the sole leader after round three of the 2024 Women’s PGA Championship in Seattle, Washington. After round two, Yang was at -6, and tied for the lead with Sarah Schmelzel of Phoenix, Arizona. Now Yang is seven-under-par and has the lead all to herself.

On Saturday, Yang had a score of one-under-par 71. She had three birdies and two bogeys. Yang birdied the ninth, 11th, and 17th holes, and bogeyed the eighth and 16th holes. It is interesting that when Yang had a bogey, she came back on the very next hole with a birdie.

Three other golfers are in contention at the moment. In second place are American Lauren Hartlage of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Japan’s Miyu Yamashita. Hartlage and Yamashita are at -5 and two strokes off the lead. After opening the tournament with a one-over-par 73, Hartlage has posted back-to-back rounds of three-under-par 69.

Meanwhile in fourth place is the round two leader Schmelzel. She is at -4 and three strokes back of Yang.

Yang is 34 years of age, and has been competing in major tournaments in women’s golf since the age of 17. Her first major event was the 2006 Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Despite not winning a major as of yet, Yang deserves high praise for exceptional consistency over the last two decades. She has been in the top 10 at major events a remarkable 21 times. Yang’s most notable results were runner-up finishes at the 2012 and 2015 United States Women’s Open. The 2012 champion was Na Yeon Choi of South Korea, and the 2015 champion was In-gee Chun of South Korea.

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