Lexi Thompson @ Dubai Ladies Masters

Lexi Thompson leads the Dubai Ladies Masters going into the final round. She birdied the final hole to be one shot ahead  of Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson and two clear of Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg and  South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace, who shot a bogey-free 67, the day’s best round.

Lexi was pretty pleased with her round stating,

“I hit it pretty well even though I missed some close-range putts. There are a lot of girls in contention, so it’s going to be a great day.

“I am sure I will be a bit nervous standing on the first tee tomorrow, but who isn’t going to be. The mindset is to go out and have fun,” said the new sensation of women’s golf.  “I am just going to try and make birdies throughout the whole day and play consistent.”

Lee-Anne said at the start of play she was concentrating on a bogey free round,

“I really played well and had no bogey which was the goal at the beginning of the day,” said Pace. “I am not thinking about the final round. I will just go out and try to achieve my goal for the week tomorrow and, hopefully, that is going to be enough,”

Sophie would like to win the tournament to even out an up and year on the circuit,

“It would be nice to finish with a win,” she said. “Before I went out, I was thinking a ten would be a good number to get to.  And that’s what I was working towards. Alexis is going to be hard to beat, but if I can keep playing well, then I think I have a good chance.”

Alexis Thompson ahead by one shot going into the final round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club on Friday