England’s Holly Clyburn, Charley Hull and South Korean Annie Choi share the lead after the wind swept day at the RACV Ladies Masters.
It was a day where the RACV Royal Pines course won, with the best score of the day one-under-par 72 which was had by a handful of players. The leaderboard is jam packed with 17 players within four shots of the lead.
The trio lead at four-under-par, Clyburn posted a one-over-par 74, while Choi and Hull had two-over-par rounds. The leaders will take a slender one shot lead into Sunday over Australian Su Oh (72), Norway’s Tonje Daffinrud (72) and second round leader Rebecca Artis. Artis took at three shot lead into Saturday struggled in the conditions and carded a six-over-par 78, however she is right in the mix.
Local 16-year-old amateur Rebecca Kay finished her round in style with an eagle and got the biggest cheer from the crowd on the 18th. Kay (73) shares seventh place with Malaysian Michelle Koh (72) and Chinese Taipei Ssu-Chia Cheng (74) at two-under-par.
Three players are at one-under-par and just three off the leaders, one of these players is Rolex World No. 29, Lee-Anne Pace. Pace is the top ranked player in the field and finished birdie, eagle and is will looking to capture her 10th LET title. Last October she came from five shots down to win the South African Women’s Open.
2009 champion, Katherine Kirk is one of five players at even par. England’s Melissa Reid and Gwladys Nocera are also at even-par and are all very experienced players who could also make a charge on Sunday.
Defending champion Cheyenne Woods fired an even par round, but that was enough to move up around 30 places. Woods is at five-over-par and tied for 37th.