The Smiths Falls, Ont., native was too talented, and she had some very important people to play for, dedicating her victory to the people involved in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan. Her lone stumble of the day came with a bogey at No. 12, but birdies at No. 14 and No. 16 allowed her to cruise home.
New South Welshwoman Rebecca Artis will join the WA pair in round three, although with five birdies in her first two rounds, she won't be thrilled that she's two over after twin rounds of 73.
The talented 20-year-old golfer from Canada had looked poised to take a comfortable four-shot cushion into Saturday's fourth round after a battling display on the par-72 course at Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu.
Sharp is part of a six-way tie at 69, with third-ranked Inbee Park, qualifier Julieta Granada, Mo Martin, Lizette Salas who lost a playoff here in 2013 and 2018 Kia Classic victor Eun-Hee Ji. But she parred in for her best finish in more than four years. "I know it kind of affected my whole country".
The $2 million LPGA tournament ends Saturday.
"I feel like I'm in a great spot and I'm hitting the ball really well and I can depend on my putting right now". "I kind of got into more trouble, so I went back to my aggressive ways".
She was two over for the day after 10 holes but rescued her round with an eagle on the par-five 13th to stay close. At the turn, the 2016 Player of the Year was 3 under and three back.
Pernilla Lindberg and Inbee Park were together again on the leaderboard at 6 under, two weeks after Lindberg beat Park on the eighth extra hole in the major ANA Inspiration.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., tied for 50th at 5 over.
Hawaii's Michelle Wie had a 71 to tie for 11th at 3-under.