Date: February 10, 2008

Shin poised for victory

Korean Hyun Ju Shin is leading by one shot midway through the final round of the ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. Shin is four-under for the day after 11 holes and sits on her own at 12-under-par, one clear of English duo Lisa Hall and Felicity Johnson. Johnson is seven-under for the day after 17 holes, her round including five birdies and an eagle three at the par five tenth hole, while Hall has six holes remaining in her round and is well poised for a charge at the title. Sweden&aposs Louise Stahle and Korean Ji-Yai Shin are three strokes from the lead at nine-under, while six-time champion Karrie Webb is a further shot adrift at eight-under. Webb eagled the third hole to move ominously up the leaderboard, but bogeys at the sixth, eighth and tenth holes pushed her back to level par for the day. Local hope Katherine Hull came out firing with four birdies through six holes to move into a share of sixth place at six-under. However she failed to consolidate the early going and could only manage a four-under round of 68 to finish the tournament at six-under.