It is still Stacy Lewis at the top of the leaderboard in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters tournament at the end of day three.
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Stacy carded a third round of -2 under par 70 on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club, to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, with her -11 under par total.
Stacy said it was always hard to follow a good round of 65 with another really good round;
“It’s always hard to follow up a day like I had yesterday, especially on the greens. It was the kind of day that could have been worse and it could have been better. But, you know, overall, I’m right where I need to be going into tomorrow. I just didn’t hit it quite as close; didn’t have as many good opportunities at birdie. But still hit a ton of greens and if I can just get a couple more putts to fall early tomorrow, then I think I’ll be in a good place.”
Pornanong Phatlum is in second place, she had a third round of -3 under par 69 for her tournament total of -9 under par and said that she was aiming to play with Stacy in the last group on Sunday.
There are three ladies tied in third place, although they are a long way back of Stacy, at -6 under par for the tournament. They are Diana Luna, Vikki Laing and Carlota Ciganda, Carlota said she missed a few putts today;
“I don’t think I played that bad. I just missed a few putts. I hit 35 putts. It was tough, a few 3‑putts out there. And then 1‑over on the par 5s, and I was on each of them in two on the greens. There is one more day tomorrow, I will try my best.”
Vikki chipped in for eagle on the third hole which set her up for another solid round;
“I’m happy with the way it went today. I had a few chances out there for birdie, hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens. Just tried to stay patient and made some putts and made a nice eagle, too, which was nice, chipped in. So that always helps. I’d have bit your hand off if you had offered me this at the beginning of the week. I’m delighted to be here and playing well and looking forward to tomorrow.”
Diana is full of confidence;
“I’m very confident, I’m playing very well. I made a few mistakes but always recovered well . So I think I’m going to have a good fun tomorrow.”
South Africa’s Connie Chen produced the shot of the day when she aced the 160-yard par-3, 15th, using a six iron, a perfect tee shot which won her a gleaming Mercedes Benz E-400 Convertible worth US$70,000, almost on a par with the tournament’s second place prize money.