Choi leads U.S. Women’s Open after 3 rounds

South Korean star has one of the best rounds in tournament's history

Na Yeon Choi had one of the best rounds in U.S. Women’s Open history, taking control of the tournament with a 7-under 65 in the third round at Blackwolf Run on Saturday.

The fifth-ranked South Korean star’s remarkable round put her at 8 under for the tournament, giving her a six-stroke lead over Amy Yang. Only four players ever have posted a lower round in the Open, and the 65 tied the lowest third-round score in the event’s history.

Michelle Wie faded, shooting a 6-over 78 to fall to 2 over. Wie shot a 66 on Friday, putting her a stroke behind leader Suzann Pettersen. Pettersen also shot a 78 and slid to 1 over.

Yang had a 69. Choi and Yang were the only players to break 70 in the round.

Lexi Thompson, Mika Miyazato, and Sandra Gal were tied for third at 1 under.

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