Caroline Masson leads the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in England. A club that boasts it has the smoothest greens in the UK, with the data to prove it.
Caroline, from Germany, shot a third round -5 under par 67, giving her a -12 under par tournament total, and a two shot lead going into the final round tomorrow.
Caroline was a member of Europe’s winning Solheim Cup team in 2013, and really wants to be playing in the next tournament, on her home soil in September;
“Of course I want to make the team and it’s a great chance for me to present myself.”
“Obviously on a course that I really like and I’ve had two really good finishes here in the last two years.”
“I’ve been playing well and I haven’t been scoring well but I’ve managed to turn it around in the last few days and I’m super happy about that.”
Sharing second place are two ladies from Thailand, Titiya Plucksataporn, who equaled the -5 under par 67 of the leader, and Nontaya Srisawang, both on -10 under par for the competition. They had both been practicing in England for a week, and the sessions have worked well.
Titiya made the best use of the Buckinghamshire Gold Club perfect greens, putting very well;
“I hit a lot of fairways today and my game plan was try to hit fairways, greens and then putt.”
“I could make a lot of putts and up and downs so it was fantastic today.”
Nontaya was happy to be playing well, and with her friend;
“I feel really good this week. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and playing with my friend.”
In fourth spot are three ladies on -8 under par, Rebecca Artis, Australia Ssu Chia-Cheng, Chinese Taipei and Irish world number one amateur player Leona McGuire, all on -8 under par.