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Su Oh leading Australian WPGA after three rounds


Su Oh leads the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship by two shots with one round to play at Royal Queensland.

Su Oh is on the verge of breaking a seven-year drought after securing a two-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the inaugural Australian WPGA at Royal Queensland.

LPGA player Oh shot a third-round 68 to move to seven-under par and two clear of closest rivals Sarah-Jane Smith and Grace Kim.

Kim, who led after two rounds, shot 71 on Saturday while Smith had a 69, which included an eagle on the par-four fifth, to move into contention to become the first holder of the Karrie Webb Cup.

Oh, whose most recent win was at the 2015 Ladies Masters at Royal Pines, said victory on Sunday would be a much-needed confidence boost.

“You lose a lot more than you win in this sport,” Oh said.

“Hopefully I can get the job done. It would be nice to reassure myself.

“Finishing second’s always a little bit annoying, but if I can just keep knocking on that door, I’m sure I can get the job done.”

Kim, a former Australian amateur champion who turned professional in September last year, was excited at the prospect of “chasing” Oh on Sunday.

“It’s just a bit of a bummer that I didn’t hole as many as I was given the opportunity to (on Saturday), but in the end, I didn’t do anything to my score, I kept it even.

“To be able to chase someone is pretty exciting for (Sunday).

Kim will also take confidence from having beaten Oh at last month’s Sandbelt Invitational in Victoria.

“It’s really comforting to know that I’m able to compete against them (LPGA tour players) and obviously they’re quite high up in the LPGA ranks, so I’m just loving where I am right now,” Kim said.

“I’m just enjoying my week.”

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