“I got stronger coming in,” Davies said. “My ball-striking even got better the last few holes. It will be a bit nerve-racking tomorrow, obviously, because I’ve not been in this position probably since I won it.”
Aldredsson, the 57-year-old Swede who won the 2019 title at Pine Needles, had a 75.
“I didn’t plummet like a stone in water, which is good, but it felt like it,” Alfredsson said. “You know, it is the U.S. Open, and you know mistakes are going to come.”
Annika Sorenstam, the winner last year at Brooklawn, was a stroke back with Jill McGill and Leta Lindley. Sorenstam shot 73, McGill 71 and Lindley 75.
“Talk about a mixed bag,” Sorenstam said. “I felt very jittery. I felt very uncomfortable. I couldn’t really find anything. I felt like I had 10 cups of coffee, and I haven’t had coffee all week.”