Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie Jin Young Ko at 9 under going into the final round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open.
Ko shot a 66 at Wilshire Country Club on Saturday in her bid to become the year's first two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. She won the Women's Australian Open in February, her first victory as an official tour member.
Jutanugarn is trying to match younger sister Ariya as a tour champion. Seven-time winner Ariya was tied for 27th after a 72 in the third round.
Inbee Park was two shots back in third after a 69.
Moriya Jutanugarn's round included a double bogey on the par-4 firrst hole and a bogey...