USGA

Korea still in front at Women's World Am

Antalya, Turkey (Sports Network) - Korea posted a 3-under 141 on Saturday to maintain its lead after the second round of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.

Korea, the defending champion, finished three rounds at 11-under 421 and is five strokes clear of New Zealand at Gloria Golf Club.

New Zealand also had a 3-under 141 on Saturday to get in at 6-under par.

Canada and Australia both shot rounds of 2-under 142 and share third at minus-5.

Only two scores count for the team's round and on Saturday it was Korea's Hyo- Joo Kim (70) and Kyu-Jung Baek (71) that registered the scores. Min-Sun Kim managed an even-par 72.

"Today was not as good as we had expected," said Korean captain Hyung-Mo Kang. "Everybody will play better tomorrow, but today, we missed a lot of putts. The greens are hard to read."

The United States vaulted up the leaderboard Saturday with a 7-under 137. They jumped into a tie for fifth with Spain (142) at 4-under 428.

Germany is seventh at 3-under after a third-round, even-par 144.

09/29 12:31:00 ET