HOYLAKE, United Kingdom: South Korea's Shin Jiyai, five shots ahead at halfway, held a three-shot lead after a third-round 71 at the weather-delayed Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.
With 36 holes having to be squeezed into the final day after Friday's play was postponed due to wind, Australia's Karrie Webb made the biggest charge in round three with five birdies in a 68.
Shin stood on ten-under-par 206, with Webb, a three-time former winner, on seven under par and South Korea's Park Inbee alone in third place on four under after a 72 that included a double-bogey six at the 17th.
Lydia Ko (76), the 15-year-old New Zealander who won the Canadian Open last month, and England's Holly Clyburn (74) were the joint-top amateurs on three over par.
Yani Tseng, the two-time defending champion, slipped back to four over par after a round of 76. (AFP)