YOU BEAUTY: Madelene Sagstrom smiles after making a putt on the sixth hole on day three of the 2019 Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic.
YOU BEAUTY: Madelene Sagstrom smiles after making a putt on the sixth hole on day three of the 2019 Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic. Sam Flanagan

Smiling Swede in pole position at Bonville

UPDATE: Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom has taken a one shot lead in the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville, but needed a healthy dose of luck to do so.

Sagstrom missed the green with her approach shot on the final hole and her follow up chip seemed destined to fly well beyond the pin, that was until it struck the flag and dropped only a matter of feet away.

Sagstrom managed to knock in the par putt for a total of 6-under. She had a consistent day around the Bonville course, collecting four birdies and avoiding bogeys all-together.

This was in contrast to many of her competitors who struggled with the fierce breeze on day three.

Three players are tied for second behind Sagstrom; Norway's Marianne Skarpnord, Australia's Hannah Green and Spain's Nuria Iturrios.

Australian amateur Doey Choi is fifth on 4-under.

Round of the day belonged to France's Celine Herbin, who managed an incredible seven birdies during her round to rifle into title contention.

Herbin is just now one shot behind Choi.

EARLIER: Competition is fierce on day three at the Bonville Golf Resort for the Australian Ladies Classic, with a Norwegian making her move and a smiling Spaniard lurking.

Spain's Nuria Iturrios began the day 8-under for the tournament, but has begun day three shakily and has fallen back to to 4-under after a run of early bogeys.

 

Overnight leader Nuria Iturrios is keeping upbeat despite a rough start on day three of the 2019 Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic.
Overnight leader Nuria Iturrios is keeping upbeat despite a rough start on day three of the 2019 Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic. Sam Flanagan

Norway's Marianne Skarpnord on the other hand has caught fire on day three, and is currently 5-under for the day after 11 holes. Skarpnord is now also the tournament leader at 7-under.

Australian young guns Doey Choi and Hannah Green are also still in the mix, sitting at 5-under and 4-under respectively.

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