Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour money and points leader Lee Ye-won has a chance to win her third major title of the season. Lee shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the KLPGA Tour’s final major of the season, the Hite Jinro Championship (1.2 billion won), at Blue Heron Golf Club (Par 72) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, on Saturday to lead the field with a 5-under 139 total. With a one-stroke lead over Kim Soo-ji and Sung Yoo-jin, Lee will be looking for her third win of the season in two months after winning the Doosan E&C Weave Championship in August. A victory at the Hite Jinro Championship would give Lee her first major crown, as well as the money list and the grand prize .Lee leads the money list and the grand prize points .After taking a four-shot lead through 10 holes, Lee bogeyed the 13th (par-4) and then ran into trouble at the 16th (par-3).His tee shot went over the cart path on the left and into the bushes .He found the ball, but couldn’t hit it, so he took a penalty and chose unplayable, and this time there was nowhere to drop it. After returning to the tee, Lee put the ball on the green with his third shot, but it was 13 meters from the hole and a double bogey seemed inevitable .However, Lee’s bogey putt sank into the hole like a lie. “I didn’t know it was going in, and I didn’t want it to go in. I just focused on getting the distance right so I wouldn’t have to make a 3-putt,” said Lee. After the birdie putt went in, Lee, who had been preparing for a double bogey, was ecstatic and holed a 7-meter birdie putt on the 17th hole (par-4) and a third shot on the 18th hole (par-5) to within 1 meter of the hole for back-to-back birdies .Lee said, “The birdies on the last three holes gave me a lot of confidence. I think I can play more confidently tomorrow,” said Lee. “The course is so difficult that I could lose strokes if I’m not careful, so I’m going to keep my guard up until the end and make sure I stay in the fairway,” Lee said. Sung Yoo-jin, who briefly shared the lead with Lee with three birdies and a bogey through the 17th hole, bogeyed the 18th (par-5) to finish the third round in a tie for second place (3-under 141).Kim Soo-ji, the 2021 Hite Jinro champion, carded a 2-under 70 with two birdies and a bogey to return to the top of the leaderboard for the first time in two years and his second major of the season after the Hanwha Classic. One stroke back, South Korean Seulgi Chung finished the second round in a tie for fourth (1-under 143).Two-time winners Im Jin-hee and Kim Seo-yoon are tied for fifth (even-par 144).After taking a share of the lead on day one, Kim dropped five strokes and slipped to 10th place (2-over par 146).Defending champion Park Min-ji, who shot a 5-over-par 77 in the first round, fought back with an even-par 72 to move into a tie for 19th (5-over-par 149).Park’s seven strokes dropped him to a tie for 25th (6-over par 150).Invitee Park Sung-hyun enters the weekend tied for 스포츠토토 47th (9-over par 153).