German Anja Monke and England’s Laura Davies both shot 65 and moved up into a share of third position on six-under-par entering the final round. They both carded eight birdies and one bogey.
Davies, who won her 70th title in Austria a fortnight ago, said: “The course sets really well to my eye which is one of the reasons why I wanted to come back. I knew I liked it and sure enough I’ve had a decent round today. We’re playing in good weather and you can’t beat it.
“The idea was to come back to Europe and get a bit more confidence back. I’ve won, had a few top-tens and had a few laughs, so it’s worked. I feel like I’m playing well again.”
Monke added: “I’m delighted with my score. I didn’t putt as badly as yesterday. I hit some good shots and made some good putts.” Monke is aiming for her first victory in five years on tour.
Spaniard Tania Elosegui shared of fifth with Sweden’s Cecilia Ekelundh on five-under-par, with England’s Georgina Simpson, Australia’s Leah Hart and France’s Anne-Lise Caudal a shot further back in a share of seventh.
England’s Lisa Hall, her compatriot Felicity Johnson and Spain’s Paula Marti all continued their recent good run of form finishing the day in a tie for 10th place.