Final Round Update – LPGA Tour – Kingsmill Championship – River Course at Kingsmill Resort – Williamsburg, Virginia –
France’s Perrine Delacour is clearly in unchartered waters heading into the final round of the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship in Virginia.
Delacour, who is 311th in the Rolex Ranking, leads the way through 54 holes at 11-under at the River Course. She was better than a 300-to-1 betting long shot at www.skybet.com heading into the week having missed five straight cuts and without at Top 10 in her three-year career.
Delacour, whose best finish this season is a T-16 in the Bahamas, has a host of talented player just behind her including up-and-coming American Alison Lee at 9-under. Former U.S. Open champion Paula Creamer, Minjee Lee and Se Yeon Ryu are also at 9-under creating a potential shoot-out Sunday for the title in Williamsburg.
Lee entered the week as an 80-1 selection. Lee and Delacour are paired together Sunday at 3:05 p.m. local time in the final pairing. Creamer and So-Yeon Ryu are just ahead of them and are expected to apply pressure. Ryu was a 28-1 pick, while Creamer was listed at 125-1.
The pre-tournament favorites – Inbee Park and Lydia Ko at 6-1 – are further back. Ko is currently T-13 and 2-under on her final round. She was 3-under and eight back heading into Sunday, while Park has yet to tee off. Park (4-under) is T-18 at the moment. Stacy Lewis failed to contend and continues to be winless in 2015.
Look for others in the Top 10 to make a run including Lexi Thompson, who starts out three back at 8-under and alone in sixth place. Thompson was T-2 here in 2014. Suzann Pettersen is also lurking at 7-under.
Other Golf news:
- Rory McIlroy (18-under) holds a four-shot advantage heading into the final round of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. Rory’s 61 in round three puts everyone in the hole against the World No. 1. Rory is trying to win his 11th career PGA Tour title. He captured the WGC-Cadillac Match Play just two weeks ago. Webb Simpson is his closest competitor.
- Jeff Maggert and Kevin Sutherland are dueling for the first major of the season on the Champions Tour at the Regions Tradition in Alabama. Sutherland leads at the moment at 14-under a shot clear of Maggert, who was the overnight leader. Fred Funk is four back.
- James Morrison (10-under) finished off a four-shot win thanks to a bogey-free 3-under final round at the European Tour’s Open de Espana. Miguel Angel Jimenez, Francesco Molinari and David Howell were T-2, while World No. 7 Sergio Garcia ended up T-22.
- The European Tour hosts its biggest event of the year next week at the BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy is the defending champion after a comeback victory in 2014.