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Welshwoman Becky Brewerton kept her grip on the Spanish Open for a third day with a 66 at Panoramica Golf Club today

Welshwoman Becky Brewerton kept her grip on the Spanish Open for a third day inj a row with a sizzling six-birdie 66 at Panoramica Golf Club.
Brewerton moved to 16 under par after opening rounds of 65 and 69 to lead by five shots from the Spaniards Tania Elosegui and the amateur, Ana Fernandez de Mesa.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” Brewerton said.
“I putted excellently. That really saved me on a couple of holes. I holed a huge putt on the third from about 60 foot and one from just a bit longer than that on 17.”
Brewerton is not taking anything for granted but hopes a strong performance could mean a chance to play on Europe’s Solheim Cup team, due to face the United States at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois from August 17-23.
She added: “This is the sort of course where you could shoot 62 so you just don’t know.
“If the course stays like it normally is with a bit less wind someone could come up from way behind.
“They could come creeping up and post a score early on so I’ve just got to be aggressive tomorrow and shoot something in the 60s.”
Elosegui is already likely to make the European Solheim Cup team, following her maiden win at the ABN Amro Ladies Open Holland in June.
She moved into contention for a second title with a seven-under 65 and shared second with Fernandez de Mesa, an 18-year-old amateur, who shot a 68.
Germany’s Denise-Charlotte Becker moved into fourth on 10 under after a 67 which contained four birdies, three bogeys and two eagles.
England’s Sarah Heath slipped back to equal fifth at nine under alongside Frenchwoman Anne-Lise Caudal, the 2008 Portugal Open champion.
ALL THE THIRD ROUND SCORES
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):

200 Becky Brewerton 65 69 66
205 Tania Elosegui (Spa) 71 69 65, Ana Fernandez De Mesa (Spa) 70 67 68
206 Denise-charlotte Becker (Ger) 67 72 67
207 Anna-Lise Caudal (Fra) 68 73 66, Sarah Heath 70 67 70
208 Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) 71 69 68, Stacy Lee Bregman (Rsa) 69 72 67, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 65 72 71, Elizabeth Bennett 69 72 67, Paula Marti (Spa) 70 68 70
209 Frances Bondad (Aus) 72 67 70, Bettina Hauert (Ger) 69 71 69, Lee-Anne Pace (USA) 68 70 71, Maria Boden (Swe) 65 73 71, Emma Cabrera Bello (Spa) 70 67 72
210 Caroline Rominger (Swi) 69 71 70, Breanne Alicia Loucks 72 69 69
211 Julie Tvede (Den) 69 73 69, Veronica Zorzi (Ita) 71 67 73, Florentyna Parker 72 70 69, Ana-Belen Sanchez (Spa) 71 71 69, Johanna Westerberg (Swe) 69 72 70, Diana Luna (Ita) 71 71 69, Margherita Rigon (Ita) 69 72 70
212 Karen Lunn (Aus) 70 70 72, Iben Tinning (Den) 66 77 69, Jade Schaeffer (Fra) 69 74 69, Vikki Laing (USA) 67 73 72, Nikki Garrett (Aus) 71 72 69, Laura Davies 69 70 73
213 Dana Lacey (Aus) 68 72 73, Holly Aitchison 69 72 72, Stefania Croce (Ita) 72 71 70, Isabella Maconi (Ita) 69 73 71
214 Johanna Mundy 72 70 72, Lynn Kenny (Sco) 71 70 73, Samantha Head 70 73 71
215 Hazel Kavanagh 71 72 72, Stefanie Michl (Aut) 73 71 71, Julieta Granada (Par) 70 73 72, Carmen Alonso (Spa) 69 69 77, Federica Piovano (Ita) 74 69 72, Rebecca Hudson 74 70 71
216 Georgina Simpson 72 71 73, Emma Zackrisson (Swe) 70 72 74, Christel Boeljon (Ned) 66 77 73, Melodie Bourdy (Fra) 71 72 73, Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha) 71 73 72
217 Beth Allen (USA) 70 71 76, Nina Reis (Swe) 74 70 73, Nicole Gergely (Aut) 69 75 73, Lucie Andre (Fra) 70 74 73
218 Caroline Afonso (Fra) 69 75 74, Marta Prieto (Spa) 69 73 76, Laurette Maritz (Rsa) 70 73 75, Maria Hernandez (Spa) 70 74 74, Marjet Van Der Graaff (Ned) 71 73 74
219 Jenni Kuosa (Fin) 71 72 76, Trish Johnson (USA) 73 71 75
220 Laura Terebey (USA) 70 70 80, Anna-karin Salmen (Fin) 71 70 79, Krystle Caithness (Sco) 69 74 77

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