Rebecca Kay, Queensland female amateur golfer of the year, has posted a superb third round 4-under 69, in the Women’s Rene Erichsen Salver, to lead Japan’s Yuri Yoshida by two.
The defending champion was off to a superb start in round three, moving to 5-under thru six holes which included an eagle three on the par 5, six hole.
“I put it close and holed a lot of putts so that helped and it helped I had an eagle on six too, I was really happy, it was a good start.” Kay said
“I had one bogey on a tough hole, but I had some opportunities too which was frustrating so it could have been better, but I mean I’m happy at the end of the day with 4-under. Kay said.
“It was so much winder this morning when we teed off, but it has died down a little now. Hopefully it blows (tomorrow) I like the wind”
Kay has four Japanese players chasing her, Yuri Yoshida (-4), Ayaka Furue (-2), Yuka Yasuda (-2) and Yuna Nishimura (+1).
“I’ve got so many good players behind me, I just have to stick to my own game and hopefully the putts dropped again and can make some birdies”.
Furue jumped into contention with a dazzling 6-under 67 in a round that included 8-birdies including five in a row.
“My long game was good today and I made some good long putts. It was not so easy today, the conditions were so-so, I am very happy today with 67.”
“Tomorrow four birdies, five birdies.” Furue added
In outright six is Doey Choi from Concord Golf Club at 3-over while best South Australian is Jin-young Yun (The Grange) tied 12th at 9-over, after rounds of 77, 74, 77.
The leading women’s group of Kay, Yoshida and Furue tee off at 8.48am on Thursday 22 March at Royal Adelaide.