Swedish golfer Linn Grant is flying the flag for the ladies on the Scandinavian Blended occasion after producing a bogey-free six-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the ultimate spherical.
However whereas he misplaced his in a single day lead, Australian Jason Scrivener, who’s simply two pictures down in second place, says he cannot anticipate Sunday’s last day shoot-out.
After three rounds of a event that sees women and men play on the identical course for one prize fund and one trophy, Grant is the one feminine participant within the top-16 at Halmstad Golf Membership.
Beginning Saturday in a tie for second place and two pictures behind Scrivener, the 22-year-old Grant is now within the driving seat on 16 below general, with the pair enjoying within the last group collectively on Sunday.
“I am unable to wait. It’s a nice alternative tomorrow to win a event and to be within the last group is all the time good as effectively,” mentioned Perth’s Scrivener.
He had prolonged his lead early in his spherical, recording birdies on holes two, 5 and 6.
After dropping a shot on eight, he instantly responded with a birdie on 9 however after discovering the water on 16, which resulted in a double bogey, the 33-year-old was glad to complete with a birdie and transfer to outright second on 14 below.
“A little bit of the whole lot actually,” he mentioned.
“It was trying like a reasonably good spherical up till the 13 or 14 actually, I performed properly after which was a bit scrappy coming in, however all in all fairly proud of it.”
Additionally among the many closest challengers to Grant is Henrik Stenson, one among Sweden’s biggest golfers who’s simply three pictures again.
“That will likely be shaky, I suppose,” Grant mentioned with a smile. “I’m right here to do my golf and I hope it takes me all the best way — and if it does, I will take it for the ladies.”
A birdie from 4 ft on the 18th after one other very good method wrapped up a flawless spherical by Grant which contained a 25-metre eagle at No.11 from off the inexperienced.
She is enjoying her first full yr as an expert and has already gained two occasions on the Women European Tour, most not too long ago in Belgium final month.
“I hope that folks realise that we are literally getting there, getting near the blokes and having the identical journey as the lads have had the final 35to 40 years,” she mentioned.
Her purpose going into Sunday, Grant added, was “to actually put ladies’s golf extra on the map than it’s in the mean time”.