Photo courtesy of Tristan Jones Photography
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Australian Sarah Kemp moved back into top 10 and has given her an outside chance of capturing the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open later tonight Australian time.
The 27-year-old posted a two-under 71, which included five birdies and three bogeys, to be at one-over-par total and is five shots back from co-leaders, England’s Charley Hull and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.
Hull, 17, from Northamptonshire, fired a four-under-par 69 at National Golf Club in Belek, Antalya, on Saturday for a three-round total of four-under, while Ciganda moved back into top position with a one-under 72.
“It was a really good round but I’m very disappointed because I three-putted the last hole. I haven’t parred that hole yet,” said Hull. “It was a really good day but I’m a bit annoyed. You want to be as good as you can.”
Hull has had a sensational start to her professional career this year, with ties for second in both the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco and South African Women’s Open.
Ciganda held a one shot lead on four under after the first round but slipped a stroke behind the leaders with a second-round 74 before hitting back with a third-round 72, which included three birdies and two bogeys on the card.
Meanwhile, a bogey-free round of six under 67 put the defending champion Christel Boeljon right back in the mix as she finished just a stroke behind the leaders on three-under-par.
The 25-year-old from the Netherlands had birdies on holes two, four, six and then three in a row on 12, 14 and 15.
England’s Trish Johnson held a share of the lead for much of the day but bogeyed the 14th and 18th slipping back into a share of fourth place with South African Lee-Anne Pace (70) and England’s Florentyna Parker (72) on two-under-par.
Overnight leader Laura Davies recorded a five-over 78 and dropped back into a share of 10th with four other players including Kemp.
WA’s Whitney Hillier moved up 16 places into a share of 24th position at four-over, after a one-under-par 71. One of the players at four-over with Hillier is NSW Rebecca Artis who fell back down the leaderboard after 76.
Queenslander Bree Arthur headed north up the leaderboard with a one-under-par 72 to be at five-over and tied for 31st place. Meanwhile ACT’s Nikki Campbell went the other way after a four-over par 77. Campbell is a further shot back and tied for 38th position. South Australian Sarah King is tied for 47th at eight-over-par after signing for a 75.