Bronte surges into championship lead

Bronte Law

Curtis Cup player Bronte Law surged into a three-shot lead after shooting two-under 69 in the third round of the English women’s amateur championship at St Enodoc in Cornwall.

It was the first sub-par round of the championship and it leapfrogged her over playing partner and halfway leader Alex Peters, who scored two-over 73.

Bronte, from Bramhall in Cheshire (Image © Leaderboard Photography), was out in one over par and dropped another shot at the 12th. But then she hit top form with five birdies in the last six holes, interrupted by a bogey on 17.

Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) now holds second place on her own, one shot ahead of Inci Mehmet (Wentworth), who scored level par 71 this morning. Behind her there’s a three-shot gap to Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) in fourth place, who scored one-over 72.

This morning’s round was played in warm sunshine with a gentle breeze and the fine conditions look set to continue for this afternoon’s final round.

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