Date: February 24, 2009

Perry holds slender lead at Riversdale

New Zealander Emily Perry leads the Women&aposs Riversdale Cup by a shot after the third round. A trio of Zoe-Beth Brake, Grace Lennon and Ashlee Dewhurst are the closest challengers. It was a tough day out for Day 3 leaders Brake and Perry as both shot rounds of 79 and 78 in comfortable conditions at Riversdale Golf Club. Dewhurst and Lennon had two of the best rounds of the day with even par 73&aposs. NSW&aposs Julia Boland, QLD&aposs Ellie Na and Women&aposs Australian Open leading amateur Justine Lee are all at 4-over for the championship and two shots from Perry. Lee also shot an even par round. Stacey Keating is at 5-over for the tournament after a disappointing back nine for the Victorian having been at even par at the turn. The Phillippines Sara Ababa and Bree Arthur are at 6-over. The final round begins tomorrow.