First-round leader Ilhee Lee from South Korea is continuing her topsy-turvy tournament with a nice round on the third day of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.
Lee, who still has the low round of the tournament with her opening 68, followed up with a calamitous 82 on Friday but the 26-year-old carded a 69 in the third round. The Korean has risen into the top 20 in the tournament at one-over par.
Another of her countrywomen, Q Baek, also is three-under for the day, through 13 holes, making a run at the leaders. Baek is even-par and inside the top 15. Australia's Minjee Lee made two early birdies to move into the top 10.
Veterans Karrie Webb and Rachel Hetherington played together for the third round and both shot two-under 71s, pulling a big gallery to follow them. The highlight was a three-metre eagle for Webb at the 14th hole, a reachable par-five. Webb, 40, and Hetherington, 42, are friends and contemporaries, having won the World Cup for Australia as a pairing in 2000.
The final group of New Zealand Lydia Ko and Ha Na Jang teed off at 1.45.