Shanshan Feng leads the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by five shots on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club.
Shanshan extended her lead in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters to five shots going into the final round on Sunday. She completed a third round of -6 under par 66 to get her tournament total to -17 under par. Shanshan won here in 2012 with -20 under par total, and thinks she could do that again;
“My goal was actually to get to 20‑under, so now I’m 17. So I think, yeah, still have a chance to get to 20.”
“If I make it top three, I’m happy. But of course, you know, if I have a chance to win, I’m going to give all my best.”
Melissa Reid is in second place on her own, a third round -7 under par 65 elevating her up the leaderboard with a -12 under par total. The ex-rebel said she was playing good golf, and it comes from working hard on her game;
“It’s been a long time coming. I worked actually a week with my coach, Kevin Craggs, a week before this week at Saadiyat, and I think we just found kind of the missing ingredient.”
” So it was nice to put it into play. I played really well yesterday. I think I missed three greens yesterday and then today I think I missed one. So I’m hitting it well. I’m just trying to keep it simple and get the noise out of my head. It’s working.”
“It’s been a really tough couple years. It’s been a lot harder than I expected and I probably didn’t give myself enough credit for what’s happened and stuff.”
“Things change, and I actually feel that my personal life is stable, which is quite nice, not being a rebel anymore. The last two or three months, everything has quieted down and everything’s good and I’m happy, and I think it’s now showing through in my golf.”
Carlota Ciganda, Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull are two shots further back in a tie for third position at -10 under par.
Charley reported that she was going well and then somehow lost concentration;
“I’m actually really happy to be honest. I got off to a fast start and I was 3‑under through ten holes, and just lost a little bit of concentration for two holes.”
I fought back after making a triple and a bogey with three birdies after that, so I’m really proud of myself for doing that. Just bad course management.”
“My caddie told me to chip out and I was like, no, I’m going for it. But I’m happy I went for it because I’ve learnt from my mistakes. I have to make my own mistakes to learn from them. So I’m happy , I’m not happy for making it, but I’ve definitely learnt and I’m happy I holed like a 50‑foot putt.”
Georgia Hall produced the perfect shot when she aced the 167-yard par three 15th hole using a 4-iron. The 18-year-old from Bournemouth in England won a gleaming Mercedes Benz C 200 worth around €60,000, and will now have to buy herself some driving lessons as she can’t yet drive. You can see the car in the picture above with Shanshan.