5th April 2015 | Sunshine Ladies Tour
Reto moves at ANA Inspiration
South Africaâ€™s Paula Reto fired a two-under-par 70 at the Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club to break into the top 40 in the ANA Inspiration on Saturday, but compatriot Lee-Anne Pace had another tough day at the office and slipped to joint 70th in the seasonâ€™s first Major.
Reto started moving day in a tie for 48th after earlier rounds of 74 and 73 just saw her make the weekend.
She followed a birdie-bogey combo at the second and third with five pars and notched a birdie at the ninth to turn in one under.
The second-season LPGA Tour player birdied the 12th, dropped at the 16th, but signed off with a birdie at the par-five 18th to vault to a tie for 36th on one-over-par 217.
Pace, meanwhile, completed the front nine with nine straight pars, but bogeys at the 11th, 14th, 15th and 18th saw her sign for a 76 that dropped the LPGA champion to six over 222.
LPGA Tour rookie Sei Young Kim birdied two of her last three holes on Saturday en route to a 69.
The Korean moved to 10 under 206 and leads by three from American Stacy Lewis, who returned a four under 68.
Fellow rookie Ariya Jutanugarn and past champions Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel are the bus at six under 210.
Kimâ€™s earliest golf memories are of watching this major championship from Korea when Grace Park jumped into Poppieâ€™s Pond.
â€œIf I were to win it tomorrow, it would be the biggest dream ever to come true for me,â€ Kim said.
â€œYou know, just because, Iâ€™ve watched this tournament since I was young. Thatâ€™s why I feel I want it so much more, and I think the opportunity is there in front of me, and if I can, I definitely want to get my hand on it, and for sure it wonâ€™t be bad jumping into that pond tomorrow.â€
THIRD ROUND LEADERBOARD (Top 10 and RSA)
206 Sei Young Kim KOR 72-65-69
209 Stacy Lewis USA 72-69-68
210 Ariya Jutanugarn THA 71-73-66; Brittany Lincicome USA 72-68-70; Morgan PresselÂ Â Â Â USA 67-72-71
211 Shanshan Feng CHI 71-70-70; Moriya Jutanugarn THA 71-70-70; Jenny Shin KOR 71-69-71; Anna NordqvistÂ Â Â SWE 71-72-69; Pat Hurst USA; Mi Hyang Lee KOR 74-68-70; So Yeon Ryu KOR 69-72-71
212 Lexi Thompson USA 72-69-71
217 Paula Reto RSA 74-73-70
222 Lee-Anne Pace RSA 77-69-76
PHOTO â€“ Paula Reto; credit Justin Klusener