Korda leads LPGA Thailand by 4 strokes

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CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) Jessica Korda kept an eye on her younger sister while firing a 4-under 68 in the third round of the LPGA Thailand on Saturday to lead Moriya Jutanugarn by four strokes.

A day after a course-record 62 at Siam Country Club, Korda fought back from a bogey on the front nine with five birdies to finish on 20-under 196 overall. The American was on the 18th hole when concerns over lightning suspended play for 30 minutes before play resumed.

"(I) was playing really well at the end of the season, but I haven't been in this (leading) position. Being back, it just takes you a little bit of time," said the 24-year-old Korda, who won her fifth and last title at the LPGA Malaysia in 2015.


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