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Choi shoots course record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – South Korea’s Chella Choi set a new course record with a 10-under 62 to take a share of the lead after the third round of the Women’s Australian Open on Saturday.

A day after Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist broke the women’s course record with a 64 at the par-72 Victoria Golf Club, Choi eclipsed that mark with two eagles and seven birdies.

Choi, who started the day eight shots behind overnight leader Caroline Hedwall of Sweden, was tied for first with 17-year-old Australian amateur MinJee Lee at 13 under 203.

Lydia Ko of New Zealand was two shots back in third place after shooting a 69. Suzann Pettersen of Norway was three shots back in fourth place.

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