Amy Boulden and Connie Chen lead the Spanish Open on the Ladies European Tour event in the Canary Islands
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Both Amy and Connie carded matching rounds of -3 under par 69 to share the lead going into the final day of the Tenerife Open de España Femenino at Golf Costa Adeje in the Canary Islands, with tournament totals of -9 under par.
Amy has scored three straight rounds of 69, and would not be upset to card the same again tomorrow;
“I played solid again. I got off to a rocky start but managed to hole a few testers on the first few holes to keep me in there. I’m hoping for the same tomorrow or a bit lower.”
On the back nine I made three birdies in a row which gave a lot of momentum. There was a little bit of wind out there but the heat was making it very warm and sweaty.”
“I’ve been putting myself into contention in most of the tournaments, or the last few, so just hoping the win is around the corner.”
Connie arrived early for this competition, to get some extra practice in, and is just looking for some more putts to drop in;
“I’ve been working really hard, . I got here a week earlier and did a lot of putting on the greens here so I had a week of practice.”
“Hopefully my swing will be better tomorrow and a few more putts will drop.”
Third place belongs to Celine Herbin, who shot the low round of the day, a -7 under par 66, which included a bogey.
Celine is now at -8 under par for the tournament, just one stroke off the lead;
“It was a nice day for me. For the first two rounds I had a bad flight and a lot of wind on both days. It was nice to finally play this course with no wind. I was feeling confident because I worked well on my swing yesterday afternoon. I fixed some little problems and I arrived with a lot of confidence.”
“The start of each of my rounds is a bit slow, I am like a diesel. I need to get my rhythm.”
Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen also came flying through the field, carding -6 under par 66, and finishing tied in fourth spot with Kylie Walker and the home supporters favorite Carlota Ciganda.
Nicole was happy with her round, but upset about a one shot penalty;
“I’m really happy about my round today. I played really solid. I had a good start, even though I had a bogey on the fourth, because my iron kicked on the grass and touched the ball, so I had four shots but one penalty stroke.”
” I just kept going today and it was fine. I was trying to look away from the scoreboards but I did see my name on there at the end.”