Women’s New South Wales Open - R3

Meghan MacLaren and Lynn Carlsson tied for lead at 10-under

March 07-10
Queanbeyan Golf Club, Oatlands, New South Wales, Australia
A$150,000
Co-sanction: ALPG Tour

Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Defending champion Meghan MacLaren and Lynn Carlsson moved into a share of the lead on 10-under-par entering the final round of the Women’s New South Wales Open.

Meghan MacLaren and Lynn Carlsson tied for lead at 10-under, © Ladies
Meghan MacLaren & Lynn Carlsson

© Ladies European Tour


The pair carded matching third rounds of four-under-par 67 at Queanbeyan Golf Club and are two clear of the halfway leader Valdis Thora Jonsdottir, Karolin Lampert and Christine Wolf.

MacLaren won the title by two strokes at Coffs Harbour Golf Club last year, where she went into the final round leading by the same margin.

The 24-year-old from Northamptonshire, England, said that the experience would give her extra confidence as she looks for her second Ladies European Tour win.

“Any time that you’ve been in this position, it doesn’t guarantee anything, but there is something different mentally to know that you have done it in the past. The situation is completely different, but being the defending champion and being in the last group is pretty cool,” she said.

MacLaren made a fast start on Saturday with an eagle on the third hole, followed by a bogey on the fourth. She carded four birdies and another bogey on the 14th hole.

“It was good out there today. It was a little bit of a different round to the past two days and felt like I had a bit more up and down in it. I made an eagle early on, which was a nice little kick start to my round. I didn’t hole as many putts as I would have liked, but I rolled in a couple from long range, so it probably balanced itself out.


“I can’t really complain. I feel like I’ve left shots out there but I’m still standing here at the top of the leader board so that tells me a lot about where my game is right now.

“Someone could go out and shoot a 63 as Valdis did on Thursday, it’s out there, but the situation with being in the last group, people’s mind sets might be a bit different. You’ve got to be patient because if it doesn’t go right to start with, there are plenty of chances towards the end.”

Carlsson, who is yet to win on tour, birdied the last hole to join MacLaren on 10-under after hitting a superb iron shot to within a metre of the flag in front of a large gallery.

The 24-year-old from Varberg in Sweden, who posted a career best tie for third in last year’s Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Medoc, had six birdies and two bogeys on her card.

She said: “I enjoyed today and played solid. It was similar to yesterday. I hit a lot of good approach shots and had a few easy birdies, so it was nice.

“On the last hole, we had an exact number, felt that it was the club and hit it good. It’s a new day tomorrow so we’ll see what happens then, but obviously it’s a good feeling. It’s always nice to be in contention, so it will be a good day.”


MacLaren and Carlsson will play with Wolf in the final round. The Austrian shared the lead with MacLaren and Carlsson after nine holes in the third round, but came home in one-over-par.

“I started well with a birdie and an eagle in the first three holes and I had a couple of bad putts on the back nine, but I gave myself chances so I’m quite happy,” said the 28-year-old from Innsbruck, who tied for second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open late last year.

“You always like to be in one of the last groups, in contention. Of course I’m now two shots behind but on this course, anything can happen.”

The final round of the LET’s Australian swing gets under way at 8.25am local time on Sunday and the leaders tee off at 10.04am.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-10
70
66
67
203
1
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
-10
71
65
67
203
3
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-8
71
66
68
205
3
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-8
70
65
70
205
3
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
-8
63
70
72
205
6
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
-6
67
70
70
207
7
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-5
72
67
69
208
7
Munchin Keh (NZL)
-5
69
68
71
208
9
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
-4
71
72
66
209
9
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
-4
71
69
69
209
9
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-4
69
69
71
209
12
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-3
71
71
68
210
12
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
-3
72
69
69
210
12
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
-3
71
69
70
210
12
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
-3
73
67
70
210
12
Silvia Banon (ESP)
-3
73
67
70
210
12
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-3
68
69
73
210
18
Amelia Lewis (USA)
-2
70
72
69
211
18
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-2
67
74
70
211
18
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-2
70
71
70
211
18
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-2
72
66
73
211
18
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
-2
66
72
73
211
23
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
-1
71
72
69
212
23
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-1
71
71
70
212
23
Carly Booth (SCO)
-1
69
72
71
212
23
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
-1
74
70
68
212
23
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
-1
73
71
68
212
23
Filippa Moerk (SWE)
-1
72
72
68
212
23
Sian Evans (ENG)
-1
74
70
68
212
23
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
-1
71
69
72
212
23
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-1
69
76
67
212
32
Amandeep Drall (IND)
Par
73
70
70
213
32
Manon Gidali (FRA)
Par
68
74
71
213
34
Astha Madan (IND)
1
74
69
71
214
34
Beth Allen (USA)
1
73
68
73
214
34
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
1
74
70
70
214
34
Sarah Schober (AUT)
1
75
70
69
214
38
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
2
73
69
73
215
38
Britteney Dryland (AUS) (a)
2
71
72
72
215
38
Savannah Vilaubi (USA)
2
76
69
70
215
38
Esther Henseleit (GER)
2
70
75
70
215
38
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
2
73
72
70
215
43
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
3
74
69
73
216
43
Isabelle Taylor (AUS) (a)
3
71
73
72
216
43
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
3
72
68
76
216
43
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
3
74
70
72
216
47
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
4
73
71
73
217
47
Chantelle Cassidy (NZL)
4
71
73
73
217
47
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
4
74
71
72
217
47
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
4
75
70
72
217
51
Grace Lennon (AUS)
5
72
72
74
218
51
Yan Liu (CHN)
5
74
71
73
218
51
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez (MEX)
5
70
75
73
218
54
Maria Palacios (PER)
6
71
72
76
219
54
Nina Pegova (RUS)
6
69
76
74
219
56
Celina Yuan (AUS)
7
71
73
76
220
57
Tamie Durdin (AUS)
8
72
73
76
221
58
Karoline Lund (NOR)
18
75
70
86
231
59
Caryn Khoo (AUS) (a)
4
73
73
146
59
Breanna Gill (AUS)
4
72
74
146
59
Justine Dreher (FRA)
4
77
69
146
59
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
4
76
70
146
59
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
4
72
74
146
59
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
75
71
146
59
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
4
74
72
146
59
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
4
75
71
146
67
Kayla Jones (USA)
5
75
72
147
67
Elia Folch (ESP)
5
75
72
147
67
Tvesa Malik (IND)
5
79
68
147
67
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
5
74
73
147
67
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
5
74
73
147
67
Krista Bakker (FIN)
5
74
73
147
67
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
5
70
77
147
67
Kim Metraux (SUI)
5
73
74
147
67
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
5
76
71
147
67
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
5
77
70
147
67
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
5
75
72
147
67
Katelyn Must (AUS)
5
75
72
147
67
Amy Walsh (AUS)
5
74
73
147
67
Ana Menendez (MEX)
5
72
75
147
81
Elmay Viking (COK)
6
75
73
148
81
Becky Morgan (WAL)
6
76
72
148
81
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
75
73
148
81
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
6
75
73
148
81
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
6
72
76
148
81
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
6
74
74
148
81
Montana Strauss (AUS)
6
76
72
148
88
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
7
74
75
149
88
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
7
75
74
149
90
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
8
77
73
150
90
Hye Park (AUS) (a)
8
77
73
150
90
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
8
78
72
150
90
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
8
77
73
150
90
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
75
75
150
95
Manon Molle (FRA)
9
74
77
151
95
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
9
77
74
151
95
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
9
80
71
151
95
Hanee Song (NZL)
9
75
76
151
99
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
10
78
74
152
99
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
10
76
76
152
99
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
10
77
75
152
99
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
10
80
72
152
99
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
10
77
75
152
104
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
11
80
73
153
104
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
11
78
75
153
106
Casey Cook (AUS) (a)
12
78
76
154
106
Lara Plachetka-pohl (FRA)
12
77
77
154
106
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
12
78
76
154
109
Dea Mahendra (IDN)
13
75
80
155
109
Lisa Edgar (AUS) (a)
13
81
74
155
109
Gennai Goodwin (AUS)
13
73
82
155
109
Robyn Doig (CAN)
13
74
81
155
113
Brooke Baker (USA)
14
79
77
156
113
Alexis Belton (USA)
14
81
75
156
113
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
14
78
78
156
113
Nadine White (AUS)
14
79
77
156
117
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
15
78
79
157
117
Momo Sakuragi (JPN)
15
78
79
157
119
Anna Lesher (USA)
16
80
78
158
119
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
16
79
79
158
119
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
16
82
76
158
122
Viva Schlasberg (SWE)
17
80
79
159
122
Kara Williams (AUS) (a)
17
80
79
159
122
Sophie Weilguni (AUS)
17
80
79
159
125
Vani Kapoor (IND)
18
80
80
160
125
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
18
80
80
160
125
Wanasa Zhou (AUS)
18
82
78
160
128
Jade Shellback (AUS)
19
84
77
161
128
Adele Huggard (AUS)
19
77
84
161
130
Elle Sandak (AUS)
20
79
83
162
131
Eileen Kelly (CAN)
21
80
83
163
132
Molly Lavercombe (AUS)
23
87
78
165
133
Amber Thornton (AUS) (a)
25
80
87
167
134
Collette Blacklock (AUS) (a)
31
90
83
173
135
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
75
RTD
RTD
135
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
81
RTD
RTD
137
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Bronte Colbert (AUS)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Bree Arthur (AUS)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ