Is Su Oh on the verge of an LPGA Tour breakthrough?

Su Oh – photo Henry Peters

Victorian, Su Oh, has taken over as the leading Australian at the BMW Ladies Championship and in doing so has opened the door for a possible breakthrough LPGA Tour victory with a third round of 67 at the event in Busan in Korea.

Oh finds herself in a share of 4th place but only two shots from the joint leaders Seung Yeon Lee and Somi Lee.

Oh has been twice runner-up in LPGA Tour events in 2019 but the crucial breakthrough has eluded her thus far in her four years on the LPGA Tour.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been only like a couple shots back,” said Oh. “I think same game plan. I think go out there; it’s not going to be easy. I think it was nice to play the last few holes with a little bit of nerve to sort of see how it feels, because at the start, I was like nowhere near it.

“Tomorrow I think it’s just going to be the same. Hopefully keep the nerves under control and see how it goes.”

Fellow Australian, Minjee Lee, who was within two shots of the lead herself leading into today’s third round could only manage a round of 73 and is now back in 19th place at 7 under par and seven shots from the lead.

Hannah Green is the other Australian in the field but is well back in 55th place.

New Zealander Lydia Ko is tied for 12th at 8 under par and five shots off the pace.

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