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Ryu eyes third career LPGA Tour title at Canadian Pacific

Final Round Preview – LPGA Tour –Canadian Pacific Women’s Open –London Hunt and Country Club – Ontario, Canada –

South Korea’s So-Yeon Ryu eyes her third career victory on the LPGA Tour Sunday.

Ryu, 9th in the Rolex Rankings, leads the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open by four shots heading into the final round. She tees off at 11:45 a.m. local time at London Hunt and Country Club in Ontario.

Ryu is looking for the wire-to-wire victory opening the week with a 9-under-93. She has 21 birdies this week against a lone bogey to reach 20-under overall. Spain’s Azahara Munoz (who shot 63 Saturday) and Na Yeon Choi are the closest competitors at 16-under.

Inbee Park, at 14-under, may be too far away considering the pedigree of the lead group.

Although Ryu has nine Top 10s in 2014, she hasn’t won since the Jamie Farr in Toledo in 2013. The former U.S. Women’s Open champion has 36 career Top 10s on tour – having only turned pro in 2012. It would take a collapse for her not to win this title considering she has missed just five Fairwas in Regulation and seven Greens in Regulation all week.

A victory here would jump her inside the Top 10 in the Race to CME Group standings. She sits 13th heading into the week and was a 16-to-1 betting selection at www.skybet.com.

Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Cristie Kerr and Suzann Pettersen are all inside the Top 10 in Ontario heading into Sunday’s final round.

World No. 1 Stacy Lewis entered the final round T-23, while defending champion Lydia Ko is T-33.

Other Golf News:

  • Jamie Donaldson (14-under) solidified his spot on the European Ryder Cup squad by winning the D+D Real Czech Masters Sunday. Donaldson shot 68 to overtake Bradley Dredge by two shots. Dredge finished runner-up for the second straight week on tour. Donaldson, 29th in the Official World Golf Ranking, moved up to 4th in the Race to Dubai standings. He was a 10-1 favorite heading into the week.
  • Jim Furyk and Jason Day (9-under) held the overnight lead at The Barclays – the first of the four-tournament FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. Nearly 30 players are within striking distance of the leaders. Furyk entered the week 5th in the FedEx Cup standings.
  • Scott Dunlap (12-under) leads the Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour by a shot heading into the final round. He was a 40-1 pick to start the week.
  • Ryu was sixth on the LPGA Tour in Total Birdies a season ago and finished third in Percent of Subpar Rounds behind Lewis and Pettersen.
  • Several players are contending at The Barclays and trying to move up in the FedEx Cup standings. Only the Top 100 advance in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Morgan Hoffmann (T-4 at 7-under) entered the week at No. 124, while Bo Van Pelt (T-4 as well) was 104th heading into the week.