Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ha Na Jang carded a 4-under 68 in Saturday's fourth round and she remained three strokes clear of the field at the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Jang, who shared third place at the Evian Championship, finished 72 holes at 15-under-par 273.
The field was split between two courses at LPGA International. Half of the field played on the Arthur Hills Course, while the other half was on the Rees Jones Course. Jang played on the Hills Course on Saturday. The Jones Course will host Sunday's final round.
Maria Hernandez fired a 7-under 65 to jump into second place at minus-12. Minjee Lee posted a 66 and she moved into third at 11-under-par 277. They both played the Jones Course in round four.
Karlin Beck shot 5-under 67 on Saturday and she grabbed a share of fourth place at minus-10. Beck was joined there by Simin Feng, amateur Alison Lee and Ju Young Park, who all shot 2-under 70 in the fourth round.
Louise Stahle (67) is alone in eighth place at 9-under 279, while Sophia Popov (71), Sakura Yokomine (70), Ariya Jutanugarn (67), amateur SooBin Kim (65) and Sei Young Kim (70) are one shot back at minus-8.
Jang, who is 25th in the women's world rankings, got on the board with a birdie at the second. After a pair of pars, she birdied the fifth to move to 13-under.
The South Korean ran off nine straight pars from the sixth. Jang snapped her run of pars with back-to-back birdies at 15 and 16. She parred the final two holes to end three clear of Hernandez.
"I'm really excited to be trying for my LPGA Tour card tomorrow. Even though I have a good enough score to get my card right now, I'm going to try get to 20- under and be the hot story of this tournament," Jang said. "I think this week is going to be the turning point in my golf life."
Hernandez, who started the day tied for 16th, birdied three of four holes from the second to move to minus-8. She birdied No. 8, then jumped to 11-under with back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11.
The Spaniard posted six pars in a row from the 12th before closing her round with a birdie at the par-5 closing hole.
NOTES: Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, carded a 1-under 71 to end four rounds at 3-under-par 285 ... Four of the eight amateurs in the field made the cut ... The cut fell at 2-over-par 290 and 71 players advanced to the final round ... Among those that missed the cut were Reilley Rankin, Valentine Derrey, Vicky Hurst, Madison Pressel and four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane ... The top-20 finishers this week will earn category 12 status on the LPGA Tour priority list, while those finishing between 21 and 45 get category 17 status ... Those who do not earn category 12 or 17 status will still be eligible to compete for a spot on the Symetra Tour priority list.