Momoko Ueda is leading the Toto Japan Classic with 18 holes to go, one shot ahead of Gemma Dryburgh.
Ueda had seven birdies on Saturday at Seta Golf Course. However, Ueda also added three bogeys for a round-three 4-under 68. Through three rounds, she is sitting at 14 under.
Dryburgh has been playing better every day this week. After opening with a 71, she shot a Friday 67 and then signed for a 7 under 65 on Day 3. She is now one behind at 13 under, and looking for her first victory on the LPGA.
Eight Japanese players are among the top 10 going into Sunday.
No. 1 Atthaya Thitikul failed to make it in the third round. She shot a 1-over-73, and is now T-23, nine behind.