Golf - Ryu bids for wire-to-wire win at Canadian Open

AFPAugust 24, 2014
Golf - Ryu bids for wire-to-wire win at Canadian Open
LONDON, ON - AUGUST 23: So Yeon Ryu of South Korea hits her tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open at the London Hunt and Country Club on August 23, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. Dave Sandford/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/DAVE SANDFORD)

- South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon fired a five-under par 67 Saturday to set a 54-hole tournament record and grab a four-shot lead after three rounds of the LPGA Canadian Women's Open.

Ninth-ranked Ryu, the 2011 US Women's Open champion, stood on 20-under 196 entering the final round at Ontario's London Hunt and Country Club.

Ryu is bidding for a wire-to-wire victory, having led by five shots after 36 holes following a course record 63 in the opening round and is trying to end a win drought of more than two years

"It's a really tough time for me," Ryu said. "If I'm going to win this tournament, I'm going to break that, so I really want to break it."


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