|-14 P Tavatanakit (Tha); -9 Mr. Lee (Kor), A Ewing (United States); -8 S Feng (Chn); -7 C Hull (Eng), I Park (Kor); -6 G Lopez (Mex), L Ko (NZ), J Ko (Kor), M Jutanugarn (Tha)|
|Others selected: -4 S Popov (Germany); -2 M Reid (Eng), L Maguire (Ire); -1 S Meadow (NI); E G Hall (English); +3 B Law (Eng)|
England’s Charley Hull saw his chances on ANA Inspiration slip away as she fell seven shots behind Thai leader Patty Tavatanakit in California.
A triple bogey on the third hole and a bogey on the 18th proved costly as she finished the penultimate round with an Under-71, tied for fifth.
A first major title looks set for Tavatanakit as she extended her lead to five shots with a score of under 67.
“Anything can happen around this golf course,” Hull told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I just want to go low tomorrow.
“I made a few birdies around here so I hope I do a few more tomorrow.”
American Ally Ewing and South Korean Mirim Lee are tied for second after cards of 66 and 68 respectively, which puts them one shot ahead of China’s Shanshan Feng.
But Hull’s English compatriot Georgia Hall, who had also been in contention after Matchday 2 as she sought a second major title, fell to a tie at 47 after carding a five of 77.
Ireland’s Leona Maguire, who held a share of the lead in the second round, gave up an early eagle advantage with five bogeys behind to fall two below par, tied for 33rd alongside the Englishman Mel Reid.