Gwladys Nocera put herself in the perfect position to win the Lalla Meryem Cup at Golf de L’Ocean in Morocco.
Gwladys carded a third round -3 under par 68, to post a Lalla Meryem Cup total of -12 under par, and take a two shot lead into the final round. She lost in play-off last year to Charley Hull, when she also started the final round with a two shot advantage;
“I was playing well the front nine and didn’t make any putts so it was nice to see the putts drop. I’m playing well.”
“It’s a course where everyone can shoot a low score so I have to play really well tomorrow.”
Nicole Garcia, from South Africa, is alone in second place, at -10 under par, and she will be chasing her first Ladies European Tour title;
“I’ve never played in the final group before on the LET so I got to play with Gwladys, which was quite nice.”
“She’s a lot more experienced than me so hopefully I’ve learned some things today.”
“I’m just going to try to keep calm, not think about it and if it’s my day, it’s my day.”
Sharing third place at -8 under par are Ursula Wikstrom and Eleanor Givens who are also both hunting their first L.E.T. titles.
Eleanor thinks she has a good chance, she just needs to play solid golf;
“I’m putting well and chipped in today, on number 12, so that makes a difference.”
“Everybody’s out there looking to win, so I’ll try to do that, but just do the things that are under my control.”
“If I hit every shot as solidly as I can then I’ll have a good chance.”
Felicity Johnson lies in fifth place on -7 under par, and said she is playing well and is in a good place;
“I feel like I left a few out there today.”
“I hit 17 greens which is pretty good. I didn’t roll the ball as well as I have the last two days but it’s in a good place going into tomorrow.”
Defending Champion Charley Hull, who just made the cut, moved up the leader board today into a tie for 28th place, carding a -4 under par 67, but is still 11 shots off the lead, and not much chance of catching the leaders.