Defending champion Ashleigh Buhai seized a three-stroke lead in the women’s Australian Open, while Min Woo joined the lead in the men’s field. Buhai’s superb third-round performance put her in a commanding position to secure back-to-back titles.
Buhai Extends Lead in Women’s Tournament
South African Ashleigh Buhai displayed an impressive performance in the third round of the women’s Australian Open, securing a three-stroke lead over former world number one Jiyai Shin. Buhai’s brilliant 5-under-par 67 helped her open up a significant lead, putting her in a promising position to defend her title.
Minjee Lee’s Remarkable Comeback
Australia’s Minjee Lee, currently ranked fifth in the world, made a strong comeback by shooting a new low score of 67 in the third round. Despite a disappointing second round, Lee’s outstanding performance placed her in third position, trailing Buhai by seven shots. Her perseverance keeps her in the contention for the title.
Min Woo Joins Men’s Lead
Min Woo, brother of Minjee Lee, showcased his skill in the men’s tournament by sharing the lead with Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino. With a dramatic last-hole birdie, Min Woo’s performance landed him at 13-under, alongside Hoshino. Their one-shot lead over other competitors sets the stage for an intense finish in the men’s Australian Open.