Women’s NSW Open R3

Manon De Roey takes 5-shot lead into final day

February 27 – March 01
Dubbo Golf Club, New South Wales
€210,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Manon De Roey backed up her course record 64 with a superb six-under 66 in the third round of the Women’s New South Wales Open to take a five-stroke lead into the final round at Dubbo Golf Club.

Women’s NSW Open R3 - Manon De Roey takes 5-shot lead
Manon De Roey. Courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

Teenage star Julia Engtröm lies in second after a 68, with fellow Swede Camilla Lennarth right behind her in third position.


De Roey has won three times on the LET Access Series and is now just 18 holes away from her first victory on the LET.

“I’ve never been in this position before but it doesn’t really matter. I’ll just stick with my game plan,” she said.


“I was one of my goals to win this year, so it would be great if I am able to achieve it so early in the year.”

The 28-year-old from Antwerp, Belgium, started the day with a two-stroke advantage and birdied two of the first three holes, before making her sole bogey at the sixth.


She birdied the long ninth and 10th holes to build a four-stroke lead and added three more birdies at the 13th, 14th and at the short 18th, where she chipped in from the front of the green.

“I felt pretty confident out there. After an eight-under yesterday, it was always going to be hard to shoot a low score but I didn’t have many expectations. I won’t practise too much, as I’ll save my energy for tomorrow.”

Engström had a relatively quiet front nine but she lit up the back nine with four straight birdies from the 11th to the 14th holes. She picked up another shot at the 16th, but bogeyed the last two holes.


“I managed to hit some fairways and get the putts rolling today. I was hitting my irons well,” said the 18-year-old from Halmstad. “I know my game is in good shape so I’m going to go out and try to make some birdies tomorrow.”

Lennarth carded a two-under 70 containing three birdies and just one bogey, but said: “At times, I hated it today, because it was military golf. It was a bit left, a bit right, a bit high and a bit low. It was a bit everywhere.

“I’ve hit some good shots and some not-so-good shots and I felt a little bit like Seve Ballesteros out there, mixing it and chipping it up and down, making par from everywhere, so I’m very pleased with where I am.”


Slovenia’s Katja Pogacar is a stroke back in a tie for fourth with Diksha Dagar of India, while Slovenia’s Pia Babnik and two-time LET tournament winner Atthaya Thitikul from Thailand are eight shots from the lead, in a tie for sixth, after rounds of 66 and 70 respectively.

Pogacar holed out for eagle on the 11th and another roar went up as Michele Thomson holed out for eagle on the 17th. She shares eighth place with Aditi Ashok, while Esther Henseleit is tied for 10th place.


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Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Score
1
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-15
71
64
66
201
2
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-10
69
69
68
206
3
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-9
68
69
70
207
4
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-8
71
69
68
208
4
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-8
69
68
71
208
6
Pia Babnik (SLO)
-7
73
70
66
209
6
Atthaya Thitikul (THA)
-7
70
69
70
209
8
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-5
73
68
70
211
8
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-5
67
71
73
211
10
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-4
70
74
68
212
10
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
-4
72
69
71
212
12
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
-3
70
75
68
213
12
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
-3
72
71
70
213
12
Leonie Harm (GER)
-3
72
71
70
213
12
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-3
68
71
74
213
16
Linette Littau Durr Holmslykke (DEN)
-2
71
73
70
214
16
Breanna Gill (AUS)
-2
69
73
72
214
18
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
-1
75
69
71
215
18
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-1
67
73
75
215
18
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-1
70
67
78
215
21
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
Par
75
71
70
216
21
Kylie Henry (SCO)
Par
72
72
72
216
21
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
Par
71
72
73
216
21
Celine Herbin (FRA)
Par
72
69
75
216
25
Lydia Hall (WAL)
1
71
75
71
217
25
Karoline Lund (NOR)
1
72
73
72
217
25
Laura Gonzalez Escallon (BEL)
1
72
73
72
217
25
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
1
72
71
74
217
25
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
1
75
74
68
217
30
Chloe Williams (WAL)
2
72
74
72
218
30
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
2
72
74
72
218
30
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
2
74
73
71
218
30
Stephanie Na (AUS)
2
75
73
70
218
30
Ayaka Sugihara (JPN)
2
74
68
76
218
30
Alejandra Llaneza (MEX)
2
74
75
69
218
30
Sarah Wilson (AUS) (a)
2
76
73
69
218
37
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
3
74
72
73
219
37
Christine Wolf (AUT)
3
73
72
74
219
37
Amy Boulden (WAL)
3
72
71
76
219
37
Hannah Burke (ENG)
3
72
76
71
219
37
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
3
71
78
70
219
42
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
4
73
73
74
220
42
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
4
77
72
71
220
44
Becky Kay (AUS)
5
72
75
74
221
44
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
5
72
77
72
221
44
Manon Gidali (FRA)
5
78
71
72
221
47
Laura Murray (SCO)
6
72
76
74
222
47
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
6
73
75
74
222
47
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
6
75
74
73
222
50
Alison Muirhead (SCO)
7
74
72
77
223
50
Kim Metraux (SUI)
7
74
74
75
223
50
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
7
71
77
75
223
53
Harang Lee (ESP)
8
71
75
78
224
53
Beth Allen (USA)
8
70
76
78
224
53
Carolin Kauffmann (GER)
8
73
72
79
224
53
Marta Martin (ESP)
8
75
72
77
224
53
Nadine White (AUS)
8
77
71
76
224
53
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
8
74
74
76
224
59
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
9
74
72
79
225
59
Mireia Prat (ESP)
9
74
75
76
225
61
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
10
72
76
78
226
61
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
10
77
72
77
226
61
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
10
71
78
77
226
64
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
11
75
74
78
227
65
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
14
77
72
81
230
CUT
66
Amelia Lewis (USA)
6
77
73
150
66
Robyn Doig (CAN)
6
74
76
150
66
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
6
75
75
150
66
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
6
74
76
150
66
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
6
73
77
150
66
Hanee Song (NZL)
6
74
76
150
66
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
6
77
73
150
66
Sian Evans (ENG)
6
74
76
150
66
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
75
150
66
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
6
77
73
150
66
Maddison Hinson-tolchard (AUS) (a)
6
80
70
150
66
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
6
75
75
150
78
Karina Kukkonen (FIN)
7
78
73
151
78
Hannah Hellyer (CAN)
7
72
79
151
78
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
7
75
76
151
78
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
7
76
75
151
78
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
7
74
77
151
78
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
7
74
77
151
78
Sophie Hausmann (GER)
7
77
74
151
78
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
7
76
75
151
78
Jess Pickwick (AUS)
7
79
72
151
78
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
7
76
75
151
78
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Celina Yuan (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Franziska Friedrich (GER)
7
78
73
151
91
Elmay Viking (COK)
8
78
74
152
91
Tvesa Malik (IND)
8
79
73
152
91
Anne-charlotte Mora (FRA)
8
73
79
152
91
Maiken Bing Paulsen (NOR)
8
80
72
152
91
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
8
76
76
152
91
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
8
76
76
152
91
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
8
74
78
152
91
Yerin Kim (AUS) (a)
8
75
77
152
91
Sarina Schmidt (GER)
8
77
75
152
91
Rosie Davies (ENG)
8
74
78
152
91
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
8
77
75
152
102
Justine Dreher (FRA)
9
77
76
153
102
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
9
78
75
153
102
Nina Pegova (RUS)
9
78
75
153
102
Hannah Park (AUS)
9
77
76
153
102
Megan Osland (CAN)
9
75
78
153
102
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
9
73
80
153
102
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
9
81
72
153
102
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
9
78
75
153
102
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
9
76
77
153
111
Natasha Fear (ESP)
10
74
80
154
111
Morgane Metraux (SUI)
10
77
77
154
111
EunJung Ji (KOR)
10
78
76
154
111
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
83
71
154
111
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
10
77
77
154
111
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
10
72
82
154
111
Madelene Stavnar (NOR)
10
76
78
154
118
Louise Markvardsen (DEN)
11
77
78
155
118
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
11
73
82
155
118
Astha Madan (IND)
11
78
77
155
118
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
75
80
155
118
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
11
75
80
155
118
Munchin Keh (NZL)
11
80
75
155
118
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
11
79
76
155
118
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
11
76
79
155
118
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
11
80
75
155
127
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
12
78
78
156
127
Tomoko Yokoyama (JPN)
12
79
77
156
127
Montana Strauss (AUS)
12
82
74
156
130
Elia Folch (ESP)
13
81
76
157
130
Stina Resen (NOR)
13
77
80
157
130
Annika Rathbone (AUS) (a)
13
75
82
157
130
Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)
13
78
79
157
130
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
13
80
77
157
130
Grace St Just (AUS)
13
76
81
157
130
Caitlin Roberts (AUS)
13
78
79
157
130
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
13
79
78
157
138
Julienne Soo (AUS)
14
78
80
158
138
June Song (AUS) (a)
14
86
72
158
138
Katelyn Must (AUS)
14
81
77
158
141
Brooke Baker (USA)
15
78
81
159
141
Koto Ishiyama (JPN)
15
80
79
159
141
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
15
77
82
159
141
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
15
81
78
159
145
Bree Arthur (AUS)
16
83
77
160
146
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
17
81
80
161
147
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
18
85
77
162
147
Casey Wild (AUS)
18
82
80
162
147
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
18
85
77
162
150
Jade Shellback (AUS)
19
81
82
163
150
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
19
80
83
163
152
Karen Pearce (AUS)
20
83
81
164
153
Ella Murray (AUS) (a)
22
84
82
166
154
Adele Huggard (AUS)
25
84
85
169
155
Kristen Farmer (AUS)
89
RTD
RTD
155
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
87
RTD
RTD