|-20 N Korda (United States); -17 L Maguire (Ireland); -16 M Sagstrom (Sweden); -15 SH Oh (Aus); -14 G Hall (English), C Hull (English), M Harigae (United States), A Nordqvist (Sweden)|
|Others selected: -13B Altomare (United States); -12 I Park (Korea), L Salas (United States); -5 L KB (NZ)|
Ireland’s Leona Maguire let slip a three-stroke lead halfway through the Meijer LPGA Classic after a third round of 70 left her second behind Nelly Korda.
The 26-year-old Cavan had three birdies and a bogey to finish at 17 under, while American Korda shot a stunning 62 in Michigan on Saturday.
Madelene Sagstrom (65) sits on 16 under with Su Oh (69) another shot back.
England pair Georgia Hall (65) and Charley Hull (67) are in contention with 14 under.
Maguire, 26, is aiming to become Ireland’s first LPGA Tour winner and has moved away from the pitch after opening the 65 and 64 rounds at Grand Rapids.
She posted a bogey on the seventh before birdies came in at eight, 11 and 14 to keep her in the title chase heading into Sunday’s final round.
Hall and Hull, who shared the lead in the first round with Maguire, took advantage of good scoring conditions to tie for fifth with Mina Harigae and Anna Nordqvist.