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Shanshan Feng acknowledges the gallery as she walks up the 18th fairway during the third round of the 2017 U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Shanshan Feng acknowledges the gallery as she walks up the 18th fairway during the third round of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Shanshan Feng of China is looking to go wire-to-wire.

Feng shot a modest 1-under-par 71 to hold a one-shot lead over Korea’s sensational amateur Hye-Jin Choi and Amy Yang after Saturday’s third round of the USGA’s 72nd annual U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Trump National Golf Club (Old Course) in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Feng, who has just one bogey in 54 holes (the fewest in tournament history), has led the U.S. Women’s Open after each of the first three rounds and is looking to become the first start-to-finish winner, with no ties, in 40 years (Hollis Stacy, 1977).

Feng’s lone bogey was on the par-4, 395-yard 10th hole.

“I think I have been doing well this week. And coming to this week, I didn’t have any expectation at all. I just wanted to bring out my A game,” said Feng. “I did really well for the first three days, and then I’m going to stick to my game plan tomorrow. I just focus on my own game and let’s see what happens.”

If she can hold on, Feng would be the first player from China to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

Alice “Fumie” Jo is the only other player from China to win a USGA championship: the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links.

Hye-Jin Choi’s 8-under 208 is the lowest 54-hole total by an amateur in U.S. Women’s Open history, eclipsing the mark by Grace Park (6-under, 210 in 1999) at Old Waverly Country Club in West Point, Mississippi.

Choi, who was the low amateur at CordeValle last year, is the first amateur to be in second place after three rounds since Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel co-led (with Karen Stupples) at Cherry Hills Country Club in 2005.

Choi is seeking to be only the second amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open, since Catherine LaCoste won the 1967 championship at The Homestead, and is trying to become the fifth player to win on her first attempt.

The others: Patty Berg (1946), Kathy Cornelius (1956), Birdie Kim (2005) and In Gee Chun (2015).

“I didn’t have the greatest start but I think if I just stay focused and play the game as maybe not necessarily play safe but maybe more aggressively, I think I’m going to be okay tomorrow,” said Choi, who is seeking to be only the second amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open, since Catherine LaCoste won the 1967 championship at The Homestead, and is trying to become the fifth player to win on her first attempt.

The others: Patty Berg (1946), Kathy Cornelius (1956), Birdie Kim (2005) and In Gee Chun (2015).

This is the fourth consecutive year that Amy Yang has been in the top four spots through 54 holes in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Yang was tied for first with Michelle Wie in 2014 at Pinehurst No. 2, led by three strokes in 2015 at Lancaster Country Club, was tied for fourth in 2016 at CordeValle and is tied for second this year.

Fox Sports will begin final round coverage Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. EDT.

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