Nocera out in front in Morocco

The 13-time Ladies European Tour winner and last year???s runner-up in Agadir, made gains at the 16th and 18th in a three-under 68 to double her clubhouse lead over South Africa???s Nicole Garcia.

Nocera made six gains and three bogeys in perfect conditions to take a two stroke advantage in to the final round for the second year running.

???I was playing well the front nine and didn???t make any putts so it was nice to see the putts drop. I???m playing well,??? Nocera said. ???It???s a course where everyone can shoot a low score so I have to play really well tomorrow.???

Garcia recovered from dropping her only shot of the day at the par-four fifth by posting three birdies to staying in contention for a maiden LET victory, with England’s Eleanor Givens firing four gains to join first round joint-leader Ursula Wikstrom a further stroke back.??

“I???m just going to try to keep calm, not think about it and if it???s my day, it???s my day.???

Felicity Johnson lies in fifth place on seven-under and only five strokes off the lead, while compatriots??Melissa Reid and Florentyna Parker share sixth alongside Lalla Aicha Tour School winner Nanna Madsen and France’s Celine Herbin.??

Defending champion Charley Hull, who narrowly avoided missing the mid-way cut after heading in to the weekend three-over, remains 11 shots off the pace despite carding the joint-lowest round of the day with a four-under 67 containing six birdies.