The final round of the AIG Women’s Open is underway, with only a few hours to wait to crown the first major champion of the year.

With benign
conditions for most of the morning at Royal Troon, it has been birdies galore
on the front nine with several of the chasing pack making a flying start.

Starting
the day eight shots back, Inbee Park is making the biggest move, reducing Popov’s
lead to four. The grand slam winner has made as many as five birdies on the
front nine and is confidently climbing the leaderboard.

A former
winner of this event and seven-time major champion, Park is the biggest name
attempting to reel in Germany’s Popov, who Is yet to win an LPGA or LET event.

South
Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai, who finished 5th last year at Woburn is
four-under par for her round through 13 holes and may run out of time to catch
the leader.

The Race to
Costa Del Sol leader Emily Kristine Pedersen, however, has time on her side and
is making a move of her own.

The 24-year-old
Dane may have finished with a couple of late bogeys to close out day three but is
three-under par through six holes to get to one-under-par for the championship.

Speaking of
flying, Johanna Gustavsson and Michele Thomson made haste in the first pair of
the day, completing their round in three hours and 12 minutes.

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