LPGA Tour: 2022 Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G – Third-Round Notes; Xiyn Lin had a slow and steady day and is 3rd heading to 4th Round

Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G

Kenwood Country Club (Kendale Course) | Cincinnati, Ohio | Sept. 8-11, 2022

Third-Round Notes

Sept. 10, 2022

Course Setup: 36-36—72; 6,357 yards (Scoring Average: R1: 71.807, R2: 71.223, R3: 71.679)

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with southeasterly winds gusting at 16-18 mph at times and temperatures topping out at 79F

Xiyu Lin (courtesy LPGA Tour)
Xiyu Lin 9 10 2022 3rd place after 3rd Round of LPGA Kroger Queen City Championship.mp3

Sitting in solo third is Xiyu Lin, after a slow-and-steady 2-under 70 on Saturday. Lin carded fourteen pars, three birdies and one bogey in round three and is looking forward to chasing once again tomorrow. Individually, she’s been within five of the lead three other times this season, most recently at last week’s Dana Open presented by Marathon, and while she’s happy to be knocking on the door once again, Lin is ready to push it open and become the ninth Rolex First-Time Winner of 2022.

“Tomorrow I guess I will be in the last group again, and this course you really just to have get it going,” Lin said. “You have to have a couple putts drop or you have to knock a couple close one, just like Ally today. I have nothing to lose and already have three good days, so I’m just going to keep being positive and keep chasing.”

WITH A WIN

Ally Ewing would be the fifth different American to win during the 2022 season, joining Danielle KangJennifer KupchoMarina Alex and Lizette Salas

Ewing would earn her third career LPGA Tour victory and first since the 2021 Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards

Maria Fassi would be the third different Mexican to win on the LPGA Tour, joining Lorena Ochoa and Gaby Lopez; she would be the second consecutive winner from Mexico this season after Lopez won last week’s Dana Open presented by Marathon

Xiyu Lin would become just the second Chinese winner on the LPGA Tour, joining Shanshan Feng who won 10 times during her career

Lin would pass the $3 million mark in career earnings with the $262,500 winner’s check; her earnings would total $3,049,314

Lin, Fassi, Sarah Kemp and Megan Khang would be the ninth Rolex First-Time Winner of the 2022 season

  • It would tie for third-highest number of First-Time winners in a season, and would be only the fifth time in the Tour’s history where there were at least nine different First-Time Winners in one year

Rolex Rankings No. 34, Xiyu Lin (3, 64-68-70)

  • She hit 13 of 14 fairways and 13 of 18 greens with 23 putts
  • Lin’s 64 is one off her career-low 18-hole score (63), which she recorded in the third round of the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony
  • This is her lowest first-round score since a 64 at the Honda LPGA Thailand
  • This is Lin’s 19th event of 2022; she’s recorded three top-10 finishes, including a season- and career-best runner-up result at the Honda LPGA Thailand
  • This is her ninth season on the LPGA Tour; she’s made $2,786,814 in career earnings and has notched 15 top-10 finishes
  • Lin is a two-time Olympian representing the People’s Republic of China; she finished 38th at the 2016 Rio Olympics and T9 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • She was on Team China at the 2016 International Crown
  • Lin is a two-time Ladies European Tour winner, winning the 2014 and 2015 Sanya Ladies Open, co-sanctioned by the LET, Ladies Asian Golf Tour and the CLPGA
  • Along with the Sanya Ladies Open wins, she’s won five times on the CLPGA

COURTESY LPGA TOUR COMMUNICATIONS

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