Lilia Vu considered giving up the game of golf in 2019 after missing all but one cut on the LPGA and earning just over $3,000. Now she’s 18 holes away from grabbing her first win.
Vu has finished inside the top 20 in three of her last four starts, including the last time she teed it up in the Dana Open two weeks ago. Her form has made the trip to Portland, Oregon, for the AmazingCre Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club.
The 24-year-old followed up her Friday 66 with a Saturday 68 thanks to five birdies and two bogeys.
To claim her maiden victory, she’ll have to fend off a tightly-packed leaderboard.
She’s tied with Andrea Lee and Ayaka Furue for the lead, while six players are within two shots.
Portland Classic: Leaderboard
The round of the day belonged to Frida Kinhult, who used an eagle at the par-5 fifth to fire a 7-under 65. She’s tied for 10th and three shots back heading into the final round.
Brooke Henderson sits T-14 at 9 under and Nelly Korda is 8 under, T-19.