Ryu leads women LPGA major, Smith improves

Australian Sarah Jane Smith moved into the top 10 at the Women's PGA Championship after the third round but is eight shots off the pace set by Korean So Yeon Ryu.

Smith made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's round of four-under 68 move into red numbers at three under.

World No.9 Minjee Lee carded an even-par 72 to remain at one over while veteran Aussie Karrie Webb's 74 left her at four over.

So Yeon Ryu broke away on the closing holes at Kemper Lakes to take a three-stroke lead going into Sunday's final round.

The 28-year-old birdied the 14th and 15th holes to jump ahead of Canadian Brooke Henderson and finished with a birdie on 18.

She shot a five-under 67 on another scorching afternoon to get to 11-under and move a step closer to her third major victory.

After getting to four under for the day, Henderson bogeyed the 14tyh and 16th holes to sign for a 70 to sit eight under.

South Korea's Sung Hyun Park was seven under after a 71, with American Angel Yin (68) at six under and Briton Bronte Law (69) at five under.