Kelly keeps up the momentum with near-flawless round in Hawaii


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian pro Kelly Tan impressed with a stunning six-under 66 to move into the top 40 of the US$2mil (RM8.27mil) Lotte Championship in Hawaii.

It could have been a flawless third round if she had not bogeyed the fourth hole.

She made a superb start with an eagle on the par-five hole 1 and birdies on the seventh, ninth, 10th, 13th and 15th holes to sign off her day.Up where she belongs: Kelly’s total of nine-under 207 saw her sharing 40th spot with nine other golfers.Up where she belongs: Kelly’s total of nine-under 207 saw her sharing 40th spot with nine other golfers.

Kelly’s total of nine-under 207 saw her sharing 40th spot with nine other golfers.

Kelly finished her second round of play with a three-under 69 at the Kapolei Golf Club on Thursday.

The top-ranked Malaysian, who is in line to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July, opened her campaign with an even-par effort on Wednesday.

Former world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand fired a stunning seven-under 65 to take the solo lead heading into the final round.

The Kiwi carded seven birdies to get to 21-under through three rounds of the latest LPGA Tour event in Hawaii.

Lydia, who started the third round two shots off the pace, holds a one-stroke lead over American Nelly Korda, who finished with a nine-under 63.

It is the second time Kelly is playing in the weekend in three starts in her 2021 season so far.

Kelly tied for 63rd spot in the US$3.1mil (RM12.8mil) ANA Inspiration earlier this month.

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