Italy’s Stefania Croce

She gained a one stroke lead after eagling the par-five fourth, where she hit her seven-wood approach to 20 feet.

Further birdies at holes six and eight took her to ten-under-par but she bogeyed the ninth to make the turn in 31, four-under-par.
The putter cooled down on the back nine but the Dane managed two further birdies on holes 10 and 18. “I wasn’t nervous today. It was just that they weren’t going in,” she said. “My score could have been much better.”

On playing in the final group in front of the home galleries on Sunday Juul said: “Its going to be fantastic having two Danes in the last group and there are going to be a lot of people coming out to watch us.

“It seems that this golf course suits us very well despite the fact that none of us really know it. Today it probably helped having the crowd on my side.”