With the temperature gauge topping 100 levels overdue within the day, Henderson’s red-hot show matched the stipulations as she tied the entrance 9 document at Project Hills, lined in simply 30 pictures.
Korda, the only chief for the hole two rounds, recovered from losing 3 pictures in two holes on her entrance 9 with birdies on the 11th, 12th and 15th to sign up for Henderson within the clubhouse on 12-under 204.
Henderson, chasing her 2d primary crown and 10th LPGA Excursion win, had began the day six again and just a bogey at the 13th averted her from claiming the only lead.
“Being a big championship, you could have in point of fact were given to stick affected person and know bogeys are going to occur,” she informed newshounds.
Korda, chasing her first primary, stated she was once “very proud” of the way in which she fought again at the again 9 to compare Henderson.
Enjoying within the closing staff, Korda was once on target all over the most up to date a part of the day, sheltering below an umbrella to search out colour below the strengthening California desolate tract solar.
Aussie veteran Katherine Kirk, who’s in a three-strong chasing staff two pictures adrift of the leaders after a 67, summed up the sentiments of many when she stated she wish to win the ANA Inspiration after which carry out the now conventional plunge into Poppie’s Pond, the water surrounding the 18th inexperienced.
“It is so stinking scorching out right here and it could be nice to chill off,” Kirk stated.
House hope Lexi Thompson, who famously jumped into the water after her 2014 victory, is tied with Kirk in joint 3rd along South Korean Mirim Lee.
Thompson regarded set to problem the main duo when she began with 3 birdies within the first 5 holes, however two later bogeys halted her transfer and he or she needed to accept a three-under 69.
With 10 gamers separated by way of simply 4 pictures on the best of the leaderboard, an exhilarating ultimate spherical is in prospect, with Spain’s Carlota Ciganda on nine-under, one shot forward of a gaggle that comes with any other former Project Hills winner, Stacy Lewis, and US Girls’s Novice champion Rose Zhang.