Hannah Green stormed up the leaderboard successful the 3rd circular contiguous and present there's a accidental a tropical tempest mightiness guarantee the Australian golfer of a Tokyo Olympics medal.
Green carded a four-under par 67 astatine Kasumigaseki Country Club successful Saitama, a circular that included a red-hot tally of 4 birdies successful 5 holes to determination into a stock of 3rd spot with a circular remaining.
At 10-under for the tournament, the West Australian sits tied with New Zealand's Lydia Ko, Denmark's Emily Kristine Pedersen and Japan's Mone Inami, with lone USA's Nelly Korda (-15) and India's Aditi Ashok (-12) up of them.
A agelong putt to prevention par connected the 18th mightiness beryllium important for Green.
The different Aussie successful the field, Minjee Lee, dropped down the leaderboard with a two-over 73 to beryllium successful a necktie for 34th astatine one-under overall.
However, with a tropical tempest forecast to deed connected Saturday, there's a accidental that's however the women's play tourney successful Tokyo volition finish.
That would mean Green would triumph a bronze medal with the 3 others astatine -10.
"We privation to springiness the athletes each accidental to play 72 holes, successful enactment with what we would bash for large championships," Olympic method delegate Heather Daly-Donofrio told the Golf Channel.
"The players person known since yesterday that we whitethorn person to shorten to 54 (holes), but we privation to springiness them each accidental to play."
There's the anticipation that officials could usage Sunday arsenic a reserve day, but the inclement upwind mightiness resistance connected done the 2nd fractional of the weekend.
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