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Aussie golfer in contention ahead of final round at New Jersey LPGA event

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Australian Su Oh will have to chase down South Korea’s best two golfers in the final round if she is to claim her first LPGA Tour title with victory at the event in Galloway, New Jersey.

Oh, whose LPGA rookie year was in 2016, carded a 6-under-par 65 to be 7-under after two rounds.

She is four shots off the pace and in a share of sixth position.

Starting on the back nine, Oh birdied the 10th, 12th and 18th holes and added another five birdies — along with two bogeys — after the turn to vault up the leaderboard from 51st position.

Oh had her best finish of the year a fortnight ago when she finished in a tie for second in Portland. She will need to produce another sparkling round to hunt down those above her in the final round in Galloway.

World number two Jin Young Ko and third-ranked Inbee Park are both 11-under, two shots clear of their closest challenger, Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit.

Park birdied three of her last five holes, while Ko played in the morning on the windy Bay Course at Seaview and ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the front nine as both carded rounds of 65.

Among the other Australians competing alongside Oh, 2019 Women’s PGA Championship winner Hannah Green is next best at 4-under following a second successive round of 69.

Sarah Kemp (69) and Katherine Kirk (71) are both 2-under.

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