Ko Jin-youthful moved to the highest point of the ANA Motivation leaderboard after cycle three of the principal ladies’ major of the year in California.
The 23-year-old South Korean moved to eight under generally speaking with a four-under 68, overwhelming comrade Kim In-Kyung who is a shot back at Mission Slopes after a 73.
Four of the main five are South Koreans heading into Sunday’s last round.
“I am not anxious, and I am not apprehensive,” Ko said.
Ko has completed second, first and third in her previous three LPGA begins and is hoping to win her first major – she was sprinter up at the Ladies’ English Open in 2015.
The 2018 LPGA new kid on the block of it was five shots clear at one phase because of five birdies on the front nine yet an intruder and a twofold intruder on the back nine cut that lead.
Lee Mi-Hyang is tied third on five under, close by American Danielle Kang.
South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 is one of three players with an offer of the fifth spot, on three under.
Charley Body remains the best-put Briton yet dropped back as a series of 74 remaining her one under, seven shots off the lead.
Individual Englishwomen Georgia Lobby and Jodi Ewart Shadoff saw any expectations of a test fall away with rounds of 76 and 77 separately abandoning them both four over.