Lotte Championship: Su-Yeon Jang leads by three shots in Hawaii

Kerr, 39, broke the tournament record at 20-under 268, a day after shooting 62 to match the event mark.

Two of Creamer's 10 victories have come in Hawaii and she would surpass US$12 million in career earnings with a win on Saturday (Sunday NZT).

Kerr ended a 30-event victory drought, since the 2015 season finale.

"I just wanted to give myself as many opportunities as I could and with the wind not being as high and as strong compared to the other days I knew that the birdies were out there and especially with the way the girls are playing you know you need to make a fair amount of birdies", said Ko.

Lee could have had the outright lead only to bogey her final hole in the dark, and play was suspended with six golfers still on the Ko Olina course. One shot behind her is Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who began the third round in second place but shot a 2-under 70 in the third round.

Aditi Ashok made her third successive cut on the LPGA with a second straight one-under 71 that placed her tied-40th after two rounds of the LOTTE Championship here.

The West Australian couldn't reproduce the fireworks of a year ago when she closed with a 63 to win and, after starting the final round 10 shots back, could only manage a 2-under 70.

"Going into the day eight shots behind there is a huge difference between eight shots and five shots", Ko said.

Bjerregaard's adventurous round included an eagle, six birdies, and five bogeys. "I was really hoping to get into this one as my first one, and I was the last one in, so maybe it was meant to be, I don't know?" "That (first) day and a half that I had struggled a little with my swing feel it was an unbelievable run".

World No.1 Lydia Ko started to hit her straps during the third round of the LPGA's Lotte Championship to surge up the leaderboard, and in turn, lift her hopes of keeping her top spot.

"Considering where I was after the first day I'm pretty pleased with where I finished at the end of the week".

Weather forecasters are predicting more rain for Saturday's final round but Jang's not anxious.

Canada's Sharp, meanwhile, carded a round of 66, as she looks for her first LPGA Tour win. "So I've been very excited and just grateful for the opportunity". "I think that experience will help me play in the rest of the round tomorrow".

  • Joey Payne