The duo set the course ablaze with their under-par rounds—Lee shot a 5-under 67 with six birdies and a bogey, while two-time Honda LPGA champion Yang shot a bogey-free 6-under 66.
“I feel pretty solid. I’ve been holing a couple more putts this week than the other two weeks that I played, so that’s a good sign. I have been hitting it pretty solid, so that’s pretty nice, too,” said Lee after her round on Saturday.
Second-round leader Jenny Shin is two strokes behind the leaders and in a tie for fourth is Nelly Korda, Austin Ernst and Eun-Hee Ji at -12.
Statement from the LPGA Rules Committee regarding Amy Olson’s stroke onto the 18th Green during the second round:
After speaking with Amy Olson and Ariya Jutanugarn, the LPGA Rules Committee determined that there was no breach of Rule 15.3a. There was no agreement by either player to leave Jutanugarn’s ball in place to help Olson’s next stroke. An LPGA Rules Official was approaching the 18th green at the time and agreed that no breach had occurred.
Rule 15.3a clearly states that for a breach to occur, that two or more players, must agree to leave a ball in place to help any player on her next stroke. This was not the case between Olson and Jutanugarn.
Olson quickly played strictly to maintain pace of play, with her ball accidentally striking Jutanugarn’s ball on the green. Jutanugarn’s ball was properly replaced.