World number three Stacy Lewis remained on top at the Honda LPGA Thailand Saturday but a series of costly bogeys saw her comfortable lead significantly depleted ahead of the final day.
On Friday Lewis had stormed three shots into the lead during day two of the $1.5 million tournament at the Siam Country Club with a perfect round boosted by eight birdies.
But she was unable to repeat that performance Saturday, shooting a comparatively uninspiring one-over-par 73 marred by four bogeys in the first nine.
Only an eagle on the 15th kept her one shot ahead of South Korea’s Amy Yang who fired off a dependable 71. Where Lewis struggled, Germany’s Sandra Gal thrived, shooting a masterful six-birdie 68 bringing her up to third place and within a two-shot striking distance of Lewis.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2015.