Course record puts Reid in charge
Melissa Reid has fired a course record 65 to lead heading into the final round of the Allianz Slovak Open.
England’s Melissa Reid fired a course record seven under par 65 in wet conditions to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Allianz Slovak Open.
Reid reached eight under par 208 for the tournament at Gray Bear Golf Club despite heavy rain and weather delays due to electrical storms in the area.
England’s Laura Davies led by two shots after completing her second round of 67 at 6.30am and moved five ahead of the field after five holes in her third round. However Reid moved ahead with seven birdies, two bogeys and an eagle on her scorecard.
Reid, who won her first professional title three weeks ago in Turkey and was a runner-up to Davies in Germany a fortnight ago, finished strongly, rolling in a 15-footer for eagle at the par-five 18th hole.
The 22-year-old from Derbyshire said: “It was nice to finish with an eagle. I had five under on the front nine and that kind of gets the ball rolling.
“I knew if I just made a couple of birdies on the back nine then it was going to be a pretty good score. I got off to a really good start.
“It’s one of those courses where you’ve got to completely use your imagination and you’ve just got to feel everything.”
Australian rookie Kristie Smith carded a 67 to finish one shot off the pace in second with Spain’s Maria Hernandez Munoz third, on six-under-par, after a third-round 69.
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