Mar 18th, 2018
Laura Davies goes low with a 63 at LPGA Founders Cup
Could she become the oldest winner in LPGA history?
Laura Davies has gone low with her first 63 since 2005. She is now just three shots behind leader Inbee Park after the LPGA Founders Cup third round.
Davies would become the oldest champion in LPGA history if she wins at the age of 54 - eight years older than the current holder of that title, Beth Daniel, who was 46 when she won the 2003 Canadian Women's Open.
"I'll certainly have a crack at it," said Davies, who posted one eagle and seven birdies on moving day in Arizona. "I've given myself a chance.”
Inbee Park also went low with a a 63 of her own, so Davies is going to have to pull out all the stops if she is going to catch the World No 19, who has nine wins in just 15 attempts when leading into the final day.
She is on 14 under, with Colombia's Mariajo Uribe one shot back in second and third-placed Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand on 12 under.
It is seventeen years since here last LPGA victory, but a sore left calf and Achilles tendon are also conspiring against her.
"It's a struggle," she said. "It's just walking. Swinging is fine. I can swing as hard as I want to. But every step is just misery.”
Davies has won 20 LPGA titles, 45 Ladies European Tour titles, but she hasn’t won an LPGA event in 17 years.