Australians Bree Arthur and Stacey Keating couldn’t produce the same form as round one, however they have maintained their positions in the top 20 heading into the final round of the Deloitte Ladies Open in Amsterdam.
Arthur, who started the day tied for fourth, carded a two-over par 75 at The International in windy conditions. The talented Queenslander is at one-under for the tournament and tied for 10th place. Keating posted a 74 to be at even par and tied for 16th.
Arthur, along with the rest of the field are chasing Swede Camilla Lennarth, who followed up her opening round of 66 with a solid even par round of 73 to lead at seven-under-par.
Sweden's Camilla Lennarth will take a one shot lead over fellow Ladies European Tour rookie Holly Clyburn of England into the final round of the Deloitte Ladies Open.
“It feels good and it’s a new experience for me. It’s where I want to be, but I will be nervous tomorrow,” said Lennarth. “I will definitely be nervous because I haven’t played in the final group in such a big event like this. I’m very happy and obviously it’s where I want to be.”
Clyburn, another rookie eying her maiden victory on the LET, is only a stroke back on six under after rounds of 71 and 69.
The inexperienced duo are being hunted down by three established tour champions who are only two shots further behind on four-under-par.
Solheim Cup winners Christel Boeljon and Melissa Reid, along with last year’s European No.1 Carlota Ciganda, have nine titles between them and will also have their eye on the €37,500 prize and 40 Solheim Cup points awarded for a win.
New South Wales Rebecca Artis carded a sub-par round of 71 to move up the leaderboard and into a share of 24th position at one-over-par. One of the players she is tied with is fellow compatriot Nikki Campbell (76). Kristie Smith (75) is a further shot back and tied for 31st.
Nikki Garrett shares 34th position at three-over after a round of 77, while Karen Lunn and Whitney Hillier are at four-over and share 44th position. The cut was made at six-over-par and South Australian Sarah King made it to Sunday right on the cut number.
Unfortunately Victorian Alison Whitaker missed the cut by one. South Australian Stephanie Na (+11) and New Zealand’s Cathryn Bristow (+15) will also have Sunday off.