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Augusta National Women’s Amateur: Olivia Mehaffey one off lead heading into final round

Amateur world No 1 Rose Zhang and Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad share the lead on the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, with Olivia Mehaffey a shot behind – watch the final round on Saturday dwell from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf.

Last Updated: 01/04/21 11:42pm

Olivia Mehaffey sits tied-third heading into the final round at Augusta National

Olivia Mehaffey sits tied-third heading into the final round at Augusta National

Northern Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey carded the bottom round of the week to maneuver inside a shot of the lead heading into the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

Mehaffey blended six birdies with three bogeys on her method to a three-under 69 at Champions Retreat Golf Club, lifting the 23-year-old inside a shot of 36-hole leaders Rose Zhang and Ingrid Lindblad.

Zhang had set the clubhouse goal regardless of ending her second-round 72 with two bogeys over the final 5 holes, as Lindblad – enjoying within the group behind – birdied 5 of her final eight holes to publish a two-under 70 and be a part of the American as the one two gamers below par for the match.

Ingrid Lindblad has carded rounds of 73 and 70 over the first two rounds

Ingrid Lindblad has carded rounds of 73 and 70 over the primary two rounds

Auston Kim sits in tied-third alongside Mehaffey, one of simply three golfers to publish an under-par second round, with solely the highest 30 within the 82-strong discipline making the minimize and progressing by to Saturday’s final round at Augusta National.

“I think the hardest thing about this tournament is you can feel like you’re in contention, but you also feel you’re so close to the cut line,” Mehaffey stated. “I think that’s the hardest battle out there.

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“You know a few errors, particularly how tough it is enjoying, you may drop down so quick, however then you can too transfer up fairly rapidly too. It’s good to know it is good and I can go in and put together for the subsequent few days.”

England’s Annabell Fuller is four off the pace and in tied-tenth after a three-over 75 on Friday, while her three compatriots in the field – Isobel Wardle, Emily Toy and Lily May Humphreys – all failed to progress through to the final round.

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“Coming into this, I knew I did not wish to take into consideration making the minimize as a result of the final word aim could be to sort of come out on prime,” Fuller said. “I sort of tried to push that fear away and concentrate on the principle factor.”

The complete discipline will get to play a follow round at Augusta National on Friday, with the final round of the 54-hole occasion then going down on Saturday and being proven dwell on Sky Sports Golf.

Watch the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur dwell on Saturday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and through the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel!

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