A 5-under 67 on Moving Day at Mission Hills Country Club has Katherine Kirk just two strokes off the lead at -10. The three-time LPGA Tour champion will round out the final grouping in the ANA Inspiration final round.
Between what it would mean as her first career major championship title, to a refreshing dip to beat the SoCal heat, Kirk can think of nothing better than jumping into Poppie’s Pond come tomorrow afternoon.
“Doubly good because it's so stinking hot out here and it would be great to cool off,” Kirk said with a smile. “There are a lot of great players on the leaderboard. I’m probably going to have to go low and it's going to take a really good number. Anything is possible in this game; have to stay patient and positive.”
With only one bogey over her last 43 holes, Kirk is sticking to her game plan and believes she has the formula to give herself a chance at hoisting the Dinah Shore Trophy on Sunday.
“I pretty much executed my game plan and hopefully I can be a little bit sharper tomorrow, maybe make a few more putts but overall, I'm pretty happy,” said Kirk. “There are some leaderboards on the back and I did take a quick glance a few times. This golf course is not easy, and you must hit fairways to have a chance of making any birdies. That was the quickest way to get me focused, was to realize I've got tough shots ahead of me. I've got to go hit good shots, forget about the leaderboard and just go play golf.”