Hull and Clyburn share lead

On a day where just six of the 67 players broke par in difficult conditions, the English duo held their nerve to move to four-under alongside??South Korea’s Choi Woo-eun at the top of the leaderboard.

Hull, beginning three shots adrift of overnight leader??Rebecca Artis, opened with a double-bogey but replied with birdies at the second and seventh.??

The reigning LET Order of Merit champion dropped a shot on the ninth and carded three furher bogeys on the back nine, although sealed a three-over 75 with a birdie on at the par five 18th.

Clyburn made a slow start with a bogey on the first and double-bogey at the par-four sixth, but produced two birdies and only one further bogey from the rest of her third round 74.

Fellow Englishwomen Florentyna Parker and Melissa Reid are in a group four shots off??the lead on level-par, one clear of Felicity Johnson who produced three consecutive birdies in a two-over 74.

Defending champion Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s Woods’ niece, shot a par 73 to move nine strokes behind the??leaders, level with English veteran Dame Laura Davies, who struck four bogeys in six holes during a three-over 76.??