New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and South Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji each shot 5-under-par 66 on Saturday to grab a share of the lead going into the final round of the LPGA’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions.

The elite 26-player field competing in the tour’s season opener at the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is made up of LPGA winners from the past two seasons.

Ko, 21, and Ji, 32, stand tied for first at 13-under 200, one shot ahead of Canadian Brooke Henderson and two shots over American Nelly Korda.

“It was great. I hit it really well,” said Ji, who birdied four holes in a row on Nos. 2-5. “I was excited (about that). ... I’m still working through (swing changes) during my round, and I still have to think about my swing. If I don’t, I just go back to my old swing, so I just try all the time, try my best.”

Henderson, who led the field by two at the midway point, fired an up-and-down 2-under 69 that included five birdies and three bogies.

Korda posted the round of the day with a bogey-free 6-under 65, featuring four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole.

“It was a bit windy out there. I played really solid, so I’m really happy with today,” said Norda, the 2017 rookie of the year who won her first LPGA title last October.

“Just staying patient and working on the same things with my coach, Dave Whelan. We really made a goal this year to stay consistent and take it shot by shot and see how this year goes.

.”..Just keep doing what I’m doing. I know the weather is not supposed to be too great tomorrow. You never know. Just try to hit fairways and try to hit greens. If one sneaks in, great.”

Rounding out the top five going into Sunday was Mirim Lee of South Korea, who shot 69 on Saturday to finish tied for fifth place at 9-under 204 with China’s Shanshan Feng, who carded a bogey-free 66.

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, the reigning LPGA Player of the Year and current world No. 1, started the day tied for second but stumbled to a 75 and dropped into a tie for 13th with American Lexi Thompson (73) at 4 under.

Phil skips Torrey Pines

Phil Mickelson is ending his 28-year relationship with Torrey Pines, his hometown course.

The left-handed star will skip next week’s Farmers Insurance Open, the PGA Tour event that will be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. Mickelson has participated in the tournament each year since 1991.

Mickelson, a three-time winner of the event who was born in San Diego in 1970, announced the development Friday on Twitter.

“I want to share my updated tour schedule: this week I will be playing here in the desert, Phoenix, Pebble Beach, and then defending my title in Mexico,” the 44-time PGA Tour winner wrote. “My streak of 28-straight Farmers Insurance Opens will end next week. I will try to make it up to the great community of SD!”

Not counted among the 28-tournament streak is his first appearance there as a 17-year-old amateur in 1988. Mickelson also tied for 18th when the U.S. Open was played at Torrey Pines in 2008.

Since a 2001 redesign of the South course by Rees Jones, Mickelson has not been a winner at Torrey Pines. (His victories there came in 1993, 2000 and earlier in 2001.) He indicated on Thursday that it’s no longer “a good place for him” and that he was not sure if his game could currently handle one of the longest courses on tour.

Not that Lefty is struggling right now. He is leading through two rounds of the Desert Classic in La Quinta, Calif., following up his 12-under 60 on Thursday with a 4-under 68 on Friday for a two-shot cushion.

Lowry wins in Adu Dhabi

(Reuters) — Shane Lowry claimed his first European Tour title since 2015 by winning the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday, finishing one shot ahead of South Africa’s Richard Sterne in a thrilling final round battle.