Americans Nelly Korda and Lizette Salas shared a commanding five-shot lead after the third round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, with Leona Maguire in a share of 17th at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Maguire began the day on two-under and picked up birdies at the par-5 fifth and 12th holes, but that was cancelled by a double-bogey at 13.


The Cavan native finished the round with four pars and a birdie at the par-3 17th to finish for a 71. She will begin her final round on –3, a dozen shots off leaders Korda and Salas.

Korda, a one-shot leader over Salas after a tournament record-equalling nine-under par 63 in the second round, couldn't quite match that feat on Saturday but did turn in a bogey-free round of four-under 68.

Salas was on fire early on. She made six birdies in her first eight holes - including her first three - but couldn't add a seventh while conceding a single bogey at the 10th en route to a 67.

This put her level with Korda on 15-under, well clear of a trio of players on 10-under - Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit (65), Italy's Guilia Molinaro (66) and France's Celine Boutier (69).