(Gold Coast, Australia – February 26 2005) Ai Miyazato from Japan heads into the final round the $Aus800,000 ANZ Ladies Masters with a three shot lead after posting a two under par 70 in the third round at Royal Pines Resort.
|Karrie Webb – needs to go low for 5th win|
“I kicked into another gear on the back nine and really started to focus,” said Webb, who came home in 31 strokes, making four birdies on her last seven holes.
“I’m not complaining but I could have easily been a couple of shots lower today and I’ll have to go low tomorrow because I would not expect Miyazato to come back to the field.”
Sitting in a three way tie for fifth spot is Sweden’s Maria Hjorth, who had a 71, Rachel Hetherington from Australia and England’s Kirsty S Taylor, who was slightly disappointed with a three under 69, especially after a fast start when she was four under after the first seven holes.
Coming home in level par 36, Taylor felt she had let an opportunity slip.
“I let it go big time,” said Taylor, who played with Webb for the first time in her career.
“I would have liked that to be a little better than that, but I’m hitting the ball well, I just need to hole a couple more putts. I loved playing with Karrie today, especially with a big gallery and that really gets me going and I’m excited about tomorrow.”