ASI Ladies Scottish Open R3

Azahara Muñoz takes slender lead into final round

August 13-16
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Ladies Scottish Open R3 - Azahara Muñoz takes slender lead into final round
Azahara Munoz tees off on the 12th. (Jane Barlow/PA Wire)


Spain’s Azahara Muñoz will take a slender lead into the final round of the ASI Ladies Scottish Open in pursuit of a sixth title on the Ladies European Tour.


Muñoz carded a third round of 69 at the Renaissance Club to finish seven under par, a shot ahead of playing partner and former world number one Stacy Lewis, who returned a 70.

Lewis’ fellow American Jennifer Song is two shots off the lead on five under, with compatriot Cheyenne Knight and New Zealand’s Lydia Ko another stroke back.



Muñoz, who carded four birdies and two bogeys, said: “I’m enjoying being out there so much. I don’t know, I think this break was really good for me. I just came back and I just want to play golf. I just want to enjoy myself.

“I’m going to do my best so at the end of the day, wherever that puts me, it puts me. In the past I think I always get a little upset if things don’t work out or whatever, but I always give one hundred per cent. As long as I do that, that’s all I can do.”


Lewis, who played with Muñoz and Song, was frustrated by the slow pace of play as she carded three birdies and two bogeys in her 70.

“I think the biggest challenge for me tomorrow is staying in what I’m doing, and the pace of play is dreadfully slow, and that doesn’t play into my favour,” Lewis said. “People I’m playing with are pretty slow.

“So that’s honestly going to be my biggest challenge, to figure out with that pace of play how I can get into a good rhythm and how to keep myself in a rhythm of playing golf and not feeling like you’re waiting so long in between holes and shots and different things.”



Ko squandered a five-shot lead with six holes to play in last week’s Marathon Classic but has bounced back immediately and carded a bogey-free 67 on Saturday, the lowest round of the day.

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“Almost having a tournament right after makes you focus on what’s right there in front of you and I think maybe less think about what happened at Marathon,” Ko said.

“There’s a lot about what happened to me on the last hole (a double bogey). But you have to talk about what amazing golf Danielle (Kang) played. I just think it really wasn’t meant to be.”

Kang, who is seeking a hat-trick of victories following back-to-back wins on the LPGA Tour, is five off the lead after a 69.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Azahara Muñoz
-7
68
69
69
206
2
Stacy Lewis
-6
71
66
70
207
3
Jennifer Song
-5
68
70
70
208
T4
Cheyenne Knight
-4
72
68
69
209
T4
Lydia Ko
-4
70
72
67
209
T6
Yu Liu
-3
71
70
69
210
T6
Amy Olson
-3
68
71
71
210
T8
Danielle Kang
-2
71
71
69
211
T8
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-2
68
74
69
211
T8
Minjee Lee
-2
68
73
70
211
T11
In Gee Chun
-1
71
71
70
212
T11
Olivia Cowan
-1
68
71
73
212
T11
Nasa Hataoka
-1
73
69
70
212
T11
Xiyu Lin
-1
72
71
69
212
T15
Manon De Roey
E
73
70
70
213
T15
Andrea Lee
E
69
71
73
213
T17
Nicole Broch Larsen
1
67
73
74
214
T17
Eleanor Givens
1
74
71
69
214
T17
Hannah Green
1
72
72
70
214
T17
Dani Holmqvist
1
72
71
71
214
T17
Caroline Inglis
1
71
71
72
214
T17
Haru Nomura
1
72
70
72
214
T17
Gerina Piller
1
70
72
72
214
T24
Kristen Gillman
2
71
73
71
215
T24
Georgia Hall
2
73
72
70
215
T24
Kylie Henry
2
71
75
69
215
T24
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
2
69
71
75
215
T24
Leona Maguire
2
72
72
71
215
T24
Annie Park
2
76
70
69
215
T24
Emma Talley
2
73
71
71
215
T24
Anne van Dam
2
72
71
72
215
T32
Brittany Altomare
3
70
73
73
216
T32
Sandra Gal
3
69
74
73
216
T32
Ariya Jutanugarn
3
73
70
73
216
T32
Moriya Jutanugarn
3
74
69
73
216
T32
Anna Nordqvist
3
70
72
74
216
T32
Klara Spilkova
3
69
73
74
216
T32
Charlotte Thomas
3
71
74
71
216
T39
Celine Boutier
4
70
73
74
217
T39
Gemma Dryburgh
4
69
75
73
217
T39
Johanna Gustavsson
4
70
71
76
217
T39
Brittany Lang
4
73
73
71
217
T39
Meghan Maclaren
4
73
71
73
217
T39
Amy Yang
4
71
72
74
217
T45
Austin Ernst
5
71
72
75
218
T45
Charley Hull
5
74
72
72
218
T45
Christina Kim
5
73
73
72
218
T45
Katherine Kirk
5
72
73
73
218
T45
Camilla Lennarth
5
74
71
73
218
T45
Kelly Tan
5
73
72
73
218
T51
Ashleigh Buhai
6
74
70
75
219
T51
Yujeong Son
6
71
74
74
219
T51
Jasmine Suwannapura
6
73
74
72
219
T54
Hannah Burke
7
72
75
73
220
T54
Jennifer Chang (a)
7
73
74
73
220
T54
Cydney Clanton
7
72
75
73
220
T54
Muni He
7
72
73
75
220
T54
Alice Hewson
7
74
72
74
220
T54
Megan Khang
7
76
71
73
220
T54
Pernilla Lindberg
7
71
76
73
220
T54
Becky Morgan
7
73
73
74
220
T54
Lee-Anne Pace
7
70
77
73
220
63
Sanna Nuutinen
8
74
69
78
221
T64
In Kyung Kim
9
75
72
75
222
T64
Haley Moore
9
74
71
77
222
T64
Yealimi Noh
9
71
74
77
222
T64
Lindsey Weaver
9
70
76
76
222
68
Lizette Salas
10
73
73
77
223
69
Tvesa Malik
11
71
74
79
224
70
Michele Thomson
13
78
69
79
226
CUT
Annabel Dimmock
6
78
70
148
CUT
Maria Fernanda Torres
6
77
71
148
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
6
74
74
148
CUT
Catriona Matthew
6
74
74
148
CUT
Alena Sharp
6
72
76
148
CUT
Angela Stanford
6
73
75
148
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
7
75
74
149
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
7
76
73
149
CUT
Sarah Kemp
7
76
73
149
CUT
Su Oh
7
73
76
149
CUT
Morgan Pressel
7
76
73
149
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
7
76
73
149
CUT
Charlotte Thompson
7
75
74
149
CUT
Carmen Alonso
8
77
73
150
CUT
Jenny Coleman
8
77
73
150
CUT
Gabriella Cowley (a)
8
75
75
150
CUT
Laura Fuenfstueck (a)
8
74
76
150
CUT
Julieta Granada
8
75
75
150
CUT
Celine Herbin
8
77
73
150
CUT
Felicity Johnson
8
73
77
150
CUT
Yui Kawamoto
8
75
75
150
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
8
74
76
150
CUT
Kelsey Macdonald
8
75
75
150
CUT
Katja Pogacar
8
75
75
150
CUT
Maia Schechter
8
79
71
150
CUT
Ursula Wikstrom
8
74
76
150
CUT
Jing Yan
8
75
75
150
CUT
Aditi Ashok
9
73
78
151
CUT
Julia Engstrom
9
74
77
151
CUT
Linnea Johansson
9
76
75
151
CUT
Marianne Skarpnord
9
80
71
151
CUT
Linda Wessberg
9
76
75
151
CUT
Christine Wolf
9
70
81
151
CUT
Diksha Dagar
10
78
74
152
CUT
Whitney Hillier
10
75
77
152
CUT
Nuria Iturrioz
10
74
78
152
CUT
Noemi Jimenez Martin
10
74
78
152
CUT
Trish Johnson
10
78
74
152
CUT
Linnea Strom
10
73
79
152
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
10
80
72
152
CUT
Albane Valenzuela
10
79
73
152
CUT
Liz Young
10
74
78
152
CUT
Beth Allen
11
76
77
153
CUT
Lindy Duncan
11
77
76
153
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
11
77
76
153
CUT
Jenny Haglund
11
76
77
153
CUT
Noora Komulainen
11
74
79
153
CUT
Alison Lee
11
78
75
153
CUT
Carly Booth
12
82
72
154
CUT
Camille Chevalier
12
79
75
154
CUT
Tonje Daffinrud
12
76
78
154
CUT
Kendall Dye
12
78
76
154
CUT
Esther Henseleit
12
76
78
154
CUT
Maria Hernandez
12
77
77
154
CUT
Stephanie Kyriacou
12
78
76
154
CUT
Alison Muirhead
12
81
73
154
CUT
Magdalena Simmermacher (a)
12
76
78
154
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
12
74
80
154
CUT
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh
13
80
75
155
CUT
Karolin Lampert
13
81
74
155
CUT
Bronte Law
13
79
76
155
CUT
Silvia Banon
14
82
74
156
CUT
Kim Metraux
14
79
77
156
CUT
Hinako Shibuno
14
79
77
156
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
14
77
79
156
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
14
82
74
156
CUT
Lina Boqvist
15
79
78
157
CUT
Stacy Bregman
15
77
80
157
CUT
Youngin Chun
15
79
78
157
CUT
Emma Nilsson
15
82
75
157
CUT
Amy Boulden
16
74
84
158
CUT
Laura Davies
16
80
78
158
CUT
Lydia Hall
17
80
79
159
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
19
84
77
161