Minjee Lee overcame a triple bogey Saturday to take the lead into the final round of the Hugel-Air Premia LA Open.
Lee shot a 4-under 67 to reach 11-under 202 at Wilshire Country Club. The 22-year-old Australian birdied the first two holes before dropping the three strokes on the par-4 third. She rallied with birdies on Nos. 5, 6, 10, 14 and 17 — all par 4s — for a one-stroke lead over Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen.
Ranked fourth in the world, Lee won the last of her four LPGA Tour titles in May in Michigan in the LPGA Volvik Championship. She tied for third last week in Hawaii for her third top-three finish of the season.
The 24-year-old Koerstz Madsen also shot 67. She’s trying to become the first LPGA Tour winner from Denmark
Inbee Park was 7 under after a 68. The South Korean star has 19 LPGA Tour victories — seven in majors — but is winless in more than year.
Top-ranked Jin Young Ko and Morgan Pressel were 6 under. Ko had a 67. She’s the only player with multiple victories this year, taking the Founders Cup in Phoenix and the major ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage. Pressel shot 70.