GOLD COAST, Australia – South Korea’s Jiyai Shin shot a 2-under 71 for one of the few sub-par rounds of the day in post-cyclonic winds Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Ladies Masters.
Strong winds from last week’s Cyclone Winston in the South Pacific buffeted the Royal Pines course, and only nine of 75 players shot under-par rounds.
Shin had a 54-hole total of 10-under 209, two ahead of England’s Holly Clyburn, who was tied for the late lead before bogeying her final two holes for a 72.
Clyburn was tied for second with Camille Lennarth of Swden, who shot 75.
Canada’s Brooke Henderson, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 11, had a 74 and was in fourth place, three strokes off the lead.