Australian Ladies Classic Bonville R3

Stephanie Kyriacou leading into final day

February 20-23
Bonville, New South Wales
€240,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


New South Wales amateur Stephanie Kyriacou holds a two shot lead at 15-under-par heading into the final round of the Geoff King Motors Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville Golf Resort.

Australian Ladies Classic Bonville R3 -
Credit: Tristan Jones, courtesy of the Ladies European Tour.

The 19-year-old from Sydney took the lead early in the third round when she chipped in for birdie on the par-5 fourth hole, but she then double bogeyed the sixth, to hand overnight leader Lauren Stephenson from the United States the lead.


Kyriacou birdied the long seventh and then the uphill par-4 ninth to join a three-way share of the lead with Stephenson and Ayean Cho midway through the round.

Stephenson bogeyed the 11th and then the world number 35 from Korea stumbled with a double bogey on the 12th followed by bogeys on the 13th and 14th to be four shots adrift.


Stephenson and Kyriacou both birdied the par-5 14th but then the Sydney teenager made a clutch birdie on the par-5 16th to take a two stroke advantage over the American into the final day.

After rounds of 69, 63 and 69, Kyriacou has an incredible chance to win the tournament, which would give her the opportunity to take up a winner’s category of membership on the LET.

The teenager is playing in the tournament for the third time, having made the cut on both of her previous two starts, and said: “I think this week is the first time I’ve shot under par on this course. I was pretty confident coming into the tournament. I didn’t have any hopes of being in contention, but I thought that my game was there.”


Kyriacou said that she had trouble sleeping the night before after her Friday 63 and had a dream that she had forgotten to mark her ball on the green.

She admitted to feeling butterflies and said: “When a few more people came out to watch I was a bit scared, especially over my last putt which was only two foot, but I was very nervous. I don’t think I’ve ever been in contention for a pro tournament, especially going into the last round, so it’s pretty cool.”

Stephenson had her chances but missed two putts from inside three feet on a day when her putter turned cool.

After signing for a 73, the 22-year-old from South Carolina said: “Yesterday I made so many putts and today I hit a lot of good shots but I just was not making the putts and on the back nine I got a bit shaky with some of the putts I had. I gave myself a lot of chances, but they didn’t go in.”


On playing for her first professional title, the second-year LPGA Tour player said: “I feel like this week has been such a huge week for me and a learning experience. As a pro, I haven’t been in this position. I felt happy with how I handled myself today and I didn’t get upset or let anything bother me. I just want to enjoy the experience and whatever the outcome is, this is a great learning experience for me. You need to put yourself in contention as many times as you can to learn from it, so I’ll just have fun tomorrow.”

Cho sits in third on 12-under-par and Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh compiled a 67 to get into fourth on 11-under-par.


She said: “I’m very happy. I birdied the last three holes and played really solid. I bogeyed the first, like I did yesterday, so I was happy to get it back and have an even first nine and then I went for it on the back nine. I think I’ve got a chance being four back, so I’ll do my best and see what it adds up to at the end.”

Anne van Dam climbed into fifth place with a 68, while 16-year-old rookie Pia Babnik, who is making her professional debut, climbed into a tie for sixth alongside Lina Boqvist at nine-under, to sit six strokes back from the leading pack.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS) (a)
-15
69
63
69
201
2
Lauren Stephenson (USA)
-13
66
64
73
203
3
Ayean Cho (KOR)
-12
67
64
73
204
4
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-11
67
71
67
205
5
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-10
70
68
68
206
6
Pia Babnik (SLO)
-9
70
70
67
207
6
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-9
68
70
69
207
8
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-8
70
68
70
208
9
Linnea Strom (SWE)
-7
71
66
72
209
10
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
-6
70
71
69
210
10
Hannah Burke (ENG)
-6
74
67
69
210
10
Ayaka Sugihara (JPN)
-6
73
67
70
210
10
Breanna Gill (AUS)
-6
67
73
70
210
10
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-6
70
70
70
210
10
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-6
69
70
71
210
10
Peiying Tsai (TPE)
-6
70
68
72
210
10
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
-6
69
68
73
210
18
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
-5
67
71
73
211
19
Kylie Henry (SCO)
-4
73
68
71
212
19
Hana Lee (KOR)
-4
70
71
71
212
19
Leona Maguire (IRL)
-4
68
73
71
212
19
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-4
72
68
72
212
19
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-4
72
74
66
212
24
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-3
73
69
71
213
24
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-3
69
75
69
213
24
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-3
71
70
72
213
24
Chloe Williams (WAL)
-3
72
73
68
213
28
Kim Metraux (SUI)
-2
71
71
72
214
28
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
-2
73
72
69
214
28
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
-2
74
72
68
214
28
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
-2
67
70
77
214
32
Laura Gonzalez Escallon (BEL)
-1
71
73
71
215
32
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
-1
71
72
72
215
32
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-1
72
72
71
215
32
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
-1
72
70
73
215
32
Christina Kim (USA)
-1
70
74
71
215
32
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-1
73
72
70
215
32
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
-1
73
69
73
215
32
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
-1
70
71
74
215
32
Lydia Hall (WAL)
-1
72
68
75
215
32
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
-1
69
77
69
32
43
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
Par
71
73
72
216
43
Robyn Doig (CAN)
Par
71
72
73
216
43
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
Par
78
66
72
216
43
Robyn Choi (AUS)
Par
72
72
72
216
43
Tvesa Malik (IND)
Par
74
68
74
216
43
Michele Thomson (SCO)
Par
71
71
74
216
43
Diksha Dagar (IND)
Par
73
72
71
216
43
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
Par
72
68
76
216
51
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
1
75
69
73
217
51
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
1
73
70
74
217
51
Min Yoon (KOR)
1
67
75
75
217
51
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
1
74
71
72
217
51
Leonie Harm (GER)
1
77
68
72
217
51
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
1
76
69
72
217
51
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
1
73
72
72
217
51
Kirsten Rudgeley (AUS) (a)
1
76
70
71
217
51
Amelia Lewis (USA)
1
69
71
77
217
51
Nina Pegova (RUS)
1
75
71
71
217
51
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
1
72
74
71
217
62
Becky Kay (AUS)
2
71
72
75
218
62
Alejandra Llaneza (MEX)
2
72
74
72
218
62
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
2
74
72
72
218
65
Stephanie Na (AUS)
3
72
74
73
219
66
Harang Lee (ESP)
4
72
73
75
220
66
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
4
75
71
74
220
68
Yae Eun Hong (KOR)
5
73
72
76
221
68
Linette Littau Durr Holmslykke (DEN)
5
74
72
75
221
68
Olivia Cowan (GER)
5
74
72
75
221
68
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
5
73
73
75
221
72
Katherine Perry (USA)
6
69
73
80
222
72
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
6
76
70
76
222
72
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
6
75
71
76
222
72
Montana Strauss (AUS)
6
75
71
76
222
76
Karoline Lund (NOR)
7
72
74
77
223
76
Beth Allen (USA)
7
75
71
77
223
78
Sian Evans (ENG)
8
76
69
79
224
CUT
79
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
3
74
73
147
79
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
3
74
73
147
79
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
3
74
73
147
79
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
3
74
73
147
79
Sophie Hausmann (GER)
3
71
76
147
79
Maria Fassi (MEX)
3
73
74
147
79
Anna Young (CAN)
3
75
72
147
79
Megan Osland (CAN)
3
73
74
147
79
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
3
73
74
147
79
Morgane Metraux (SUI)
3
75
72
147
79
Maiken Bing Paulsen (NOR)
3
75
72
147
79
Belinda Ji (AUS) (a)
3
75
72
147
79
Christine Wolf (AUT)
3
72
75
147
79
Laura Davies (ENG)
3
74
73
147
79
Jillian Hollis (USA)
3
71
76
147
94
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
4
77
71
148
94
Grace St Just (AUS)
4
72
76
148
94
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
4
74
74
148
94
Astha Madan (IND)
4
76
72
148
94
Carolin Kauffmann (GER)
4
76
72
148
94
Maia Schechter (USA)
4
72
76
148
94
Munchin Keh (NZL)
4
72
76
148
94
Alison Muirhead (SCO)
4
76
72
148
94
Katelyn Must (AUS)
4
76
72
148
94
Hanee Song (NZL)
4
74
74
148
94
Casey Wild (AUS)
4
74
74
148
94
Nadine White (AUS)
4
73
75
148
94
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
4
74
74
148
94
Charley Jacobs (AUS) (a)
4
76
72
148
94
Amy Boulden (WAL)
4
79
69
148
94
Manon Gidali (FRA)
4
76
72
148
94
Hannah Hellyer (USA)
4
79
69
148
94
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
4
72
76
148
94
Laura Murray (SCO)
4
72
76
148
94
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
4
76
72
148
94
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
4
76
72
148
94
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
4
77
71
148
116
Sarina Schmidt (GER)
5
74
75
149
116
EunJung Ji (KOR)
5
78
71
149
116
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
5
74
75
149
116
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
5
75
74
149
120
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
6
78
72
150
120
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
6
76
74
150
120
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
6
75
75
150
120
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
6
73
77
150
120
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
6
76
74
150
125
Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)
7
75
76
151
125
Marta Martin (ESP)
7
80
71
151
125
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
7
75
76
151
125
June Song (AUS) (a)
7
75
76
151
125
Franziska Friedrich (GER)
7
77
74
151
125
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
7
76
75
151
131
Karina Kukkonen (FIN)
8
76
76
152
131
Natasha Fear (ESP)
8
81
71
152
131
Elia Folch (ESP)
8
74
78
152
131
Brooke Baker (USA)
8
76
76
152
131
Hannah Park (AUS)
8
78
74
152
131
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
8
80
72
152
137
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
9
79
74
153
137
Anne-charlotte Mora (FRA)
9
78
75
153
137
Bree Arthur (AUS)
9
78
75
153
137
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
9
77
76
153
141
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
10
79
75
154
141
Justine Dreher (FRA)
10
80
74
154
143
Stina Resen (NOR)
11
79
76
155
143
Celina Yuan (AUS)
11
78
77
155
143
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
74
81
155
143
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
11
76
79
155
143
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
11
78
77
155
148
Koto Ishiyama (JPN)
12
80
76
156
148
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
12
78
78
156
148
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
12
79
77
156
151
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
13
80
77
157
152
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
14
81
77
158
152
Laura HOSKIN (NZL)
14
78
80
158
154
Elmay Viking (COK)
16
78
82
160
154
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
16
83
77
160
156
Adele Huggard (AUS)
89
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