Na Yeon Choi, the South Korean golfer ranked No. 3 in the world, birdied three of the first four holes Saturday and grabbed a share of the lead early in the third round Saturday at at North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving.
The leaders teed off around noon Saturday and Caroline Masson of Germany, the leader from the start Thursday after an opening 7-under 64, immediately stumbled with a double bogey on the first hole and fell into a tie for fourth at 5 under. Carlota Ciganda, who trailed Masson by one shot starting the day, was even after two holes.
Shanshan Feng of China eagled the second hole and quickly caught Choi and Ciganda, tied for the top at 6 under par. Feng became the first Chinese winner on the LPGA Tour last year.
Paula Creamer. hurt by opening Thursday with a 73, rose quickly up the leader board with three birdies on the first six holes but bogeyed the ninth hole and was out at 34 in her third round.