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Brooke Henderson in mix at LPGA Thailand, 5 strokes behind leader after 3rd round

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Local favourite Patty Tavatanakit shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot 68 and was in a group tied for sixth, five strokes behind the leader.

Local favourite Patty Tavatanakit takes 3-shot lead into Sunday

Brooke Henderson of Canada shot 68 Saturday and was in a group tied for sixth, five strokes behind leader Patty Tavatanakit through three rounds of the LPGA Thailand event. (Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images)

Local favourite Patty Tavatanakit shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament.

Tavatanakit had a three-round total of 16-under 200 on the Siam Country Club Old Course at Chonburi southeast of Bangkok.

“I did a pretty good job on the front nine. I was quite confident with my putting,” she said. “Nobody can tell what’s going to happen tomorrow. My plan is just to go out there and have fun with my golf game.”

Madelene Sagstrom shot 69 and was in second place while Hye Jin-choi and Emily Kristine Pedersen shot 65s and were tied for third with Hyo Joo-kim, who had a 69 Saturday.

Brooke Henderson shot 68 and was in a group tied for sixth, five strokes behind the leader.

LPGA tournaments are also scheduled over the next two weeks in Singapore and China.

WATCH: Henderson tied for 6th through 3 rounds in Thailand:

Canada’s Brooke Henderson within striking distance heading into LPGA Thailand final round

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., birdied four of her final six third-round holes to get within five strokes of the lead.

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