What was supposed to be moving day at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic instead became a day of standing still for players due to multiple weather delays that suspended play for five hours on Saturday.
A weather delay Friday resulted in 31 players returning to the course early Saturday morning to complete their second round. The third round began at 10:45am CST only to be suspended an hour later due to lightning in the area. The weather delay continued for hours, as an attempt to send players back out around 2:00pm CST was quickly squashed when severe weather returned. Third round play ultimately got underway at 5:00pm CST after a five-hour delay.
Leaders Austin Ernst and Yani Tseng played just four holes before play was suspended for the day. Ernst trailed Tseng by one entering the third round at 9-under par but quickly birdied her second hole of the day to move into a share of the lead with Tseng. She took the outright lead at 10-under par at the par 4, 4th hole when Tseng made bogey.
Rd.3 was suspended Saturday evening at 6:57pm CST due to darkness. Play will resume at 7:30am CST on Sunday morning. Players will go off both the first and 10th tee’s for the final round which will begin at approximately 9:20am CST.