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Ashleigh Buhai takes commanding lead at 2022 Women’s British Open

August 7, 2022

Ashleigh Buhai takes commanding lead at 2022 Women’s British Open

Round three is now complete at the 2022 AIG British Women’s Open. On Saturday, Ashleigh Buhai of Johannesburg, South Africa had her second straight exceptional day.

In round three, Buhai shot a round of seven-under-par 64 to finish up at -14. The seven-under-par 64 came after she shot a round of six-under par 65 in round two on Friday and a one-under par 70 in round one on Thursday.

How strong has Buhai been the last two rounds? In the second round, she was tied with Madelene Sagstron of Sweden for the lowest round of the day. Then in the third round, Buhai posted the best round outright.

Buhai’s lead is convincing at the moment. She has a five-stroke lead over Hinako Shibuno of Japan and South Korea’s In Gee Chun, who are each at-9. Shibuno and Chun are major winners from the past. Shibuno won the 2019 Women’s British Open, while Chun has won three major titles. She previously has won the 2015 United States Women’s Open, the 2016 Evian Championship and the 2022 Women’s PGA Championship. 

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In the second round, Buhai recorded her most significant shot in the tournament to date. It was an eagle on the par five fifth hole. At the time it moved Buhai from -3 to -5. On Friday, Buhai had birdies on the second, fourth, sixth, ninth and 11th holes. On Saturday, she had birdies on the second, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, 10th, 14th and 17th holes.

There has been one hole that has given Buhai difficulty over the last two days. That has been the 18th hole, where she has had a bogey each round.

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