Jin Young Ko from South Korea and Teresa Lu of Chinese Taipei lead the Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland, where the weather is still giving the players some grief.
Jin Young Ko and Teresa Lu both carded third rounds of -3 under par 69, to lead the Women’s British Open with -8 under par totals for the 54 holes.
Overnight leader Suzann Pettersen could only manage a third round of even par 72, and is now one shot adrift of the leaders at -7 under par, in third place.
Mika Miyazato of Japan is alone fourth position at -6 under par, following her -2 under par 70 third round effort.
World #1 Inbee Park, South Korea,World #2 Lydia Ko, New Zealand and Minjee Lee from Australia share fifth spot with -5 under par totals
Best placed British player is Melissa Reid, who shares 8th place with So Yeon Ryu, both at -4 under for the tournament.
Melissa recorded an eagle on the par five 17th, where she hit a perfect 3-wood to 12 feet, sinking the putt, and followed that with a birdie putt of 18 feet on the last hole;
“I’m not too far off. If I can just sort out the first few holes where I’ve been dropping shots then I’ve certainly got a chance.”
“I feel like I’m putting really well and my swing feels good so I’m going to go out there tomorrow and give it my best shot.”
Amy Boulden, pictured above shivered her way round the Ailsa Course, but did card the low round of the day, -4 under par 68. She shares 10th with Nicole Brock Larsen from Denmark.
Amy gave us her thoughts on the day;
“It was tough out there and the wind was strong.”
“Growing up at Conwy, definitely you get used to the wind and links golf. Especially playing as an amateur, we grew up playing links golf.”
“I remember playing in the Helen Holm, I remember playing there at Troon and it was always bad weather, so it’s definitely helping me this week.”
“In the British Open, you want it to blow, you want it to be tough conditions. You don’t want the top players going out and shooting seven under, you want to grind it out and that’s an advantage for me.”