Trio lead Australian Masters

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The final round of the Ladies European Tour RACV Australian Masters will tee off with three players tied for the lead after a day of forgettable performances for the entire field.

Only seven of 67 players who made the cut broke par in Saturday’s third round at the Royal Pines course on the Gold Coast, but none of the three leaders can be counted in that group.

Korean teenager Eun Woo Choi and England’s Charley Hull carded two-over 75’s, while Hull’s compatriot and supposed rival Holly Clyburn shot a 74.

Hull brushed aside any notions of ideas between herself and Clyburn, saying she would be focused on the course and not the opposition on Sunday.

“It should be fun but it’s not who you’re playing with, you’re playing against the golf course at the end of the day. You tally up the scores and see who wins,” she told AAP.

“Holly’s a great player and a friend. I’ve known her since I was 10 or 11. I don’t see her as a rival, that’s probably something for the media.”

Clyburn was similarly dismissive about the believed rivalry between the pair and said they were “good friends”.

The leading trio is tied on four-under and leads by a single shot, with three others tied for third and another trio one more shot back and tied for seventh.

Second round leader Rebecca Artis is one of the players tied for third after she carded a six-over 79 on Saturday.

Defending champion Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, is tied for 37 after she shot her second level-par 73 of the tournament.

American Sydney Cox had the worst round of the day, adding an 85 to the 73’s she shot in the first two rounds.

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