Day Three LIVE: MacLaren closing in on title defence

3.00pm update: MacLaren looms as the major threat

Defending Champion Meghan Maclaren has climbed to the top of the leaderboard late in round three and is looming as the player to beat at the Worrell’s NSW Open.

The 24-year-old has finished at Ten under par after firing a third round 67 to share top spot with the dynamic Swede Lynn Carlsson.

11.50am Update: Christine Wolf on the prowl

Austria’s Christine Wolf is a big mover early in the third round. She is currently equal leader with the defending champ, Meghan MacLaren after seven holes.

Christine Wolf on the 8th tee
Christine Wolf plays to the par three 8th hole today

Wolf has made birdies on the 2nd and the 7th, however the highlight of her day thus far was an eagle on the par five 3rd.

MacLaren jumped out of the box early with an eagle on the third followed by back-to-back birdies on the 5th and 6th holes. 

Lejan Lethwaite continues to climb up the leaderboard, she is four under par and in a tie for 12th place.

10.30am: Leaders away in third round

Valdis Jonsdottir
Valdis Jonsdottir stripes he tee shot on the first hole.

The leaders have just teed off in round three of the Worrells Women’s NSW Open here at Queanbeyan.

Iceland’s Valdis Jonsdottir holds a two stroke lead from Germany’s Karolin Lampert, with defending champ Meghan MacLaren and Sweden’s Lynn Carlsson a shot away in third.

South Africa’s Lejan Lethwaite is an early mover, getting to two under par after seven holes, while India’s Diksha Dagar has moved into a tie for fifth place with an eagle on the par five 3rd hole.

Avodale’s amateur star Grace Kim, who fired a sensational second round 67, has also made a move early, bagging a birdie on the third to jump into a tie for 12th place.

8.00am: It’s Moving Day

Rebecca Artis during round two of the Worrells Womens NSW Open

Play is underway at the Worrells Women’s NSW Open, and the first groups were out just after 8.40am.

There’s a slight chill in the air and a decent cloud cover, but the chance of rain looks almost nil, which means nearly ideal conditions for scoring.

They will all be chasing the Icelandic Valdis Jonsdottir, who leads the tournament at nine under par. She will tee off in the final group of the day alongside Sweden’s Lynn Carlsson ( six under) and German Karolin Lampert who vaulted up the leaderboard into outright second place with a sizzling six-under-par 65.

New South Wales Rebecca Artis (pictured) is in the penultimate group of the day, alongside defending champion, England’s Meghan MacLaren, and Scotland’s Michele Thompson.

All up, 58 players including four amateurs made the cut which fell at three over par.

If you have a few hours spare, then why not head out to Queanbeyan Golf Club and witness some of the sports finest female athletes go head-to-head for the State’s most prestigious Women’s Golf Championship.

Entry is free.

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