Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.
The 18-year-old Jutanugarn had a 13-under total at LPGA International. The final top 20 in the five-round event will earn full tour status.
Japan's Ayako Uehara was second, also after a 69. Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Lacey Agnew followed at 5 under. Lee-Bentham had a 67, and Agnew shot 74.
Two-time tour winner Christina Kim, tied for third entering the round, had a 75 to drop into a tie for 13th at 2 under. She is playing the qualifying tournament for the first time in her career.