Italian Diana Luna moved into a share of the second-round lead with two Finnish players at the Finnair Masters in Helsinki after a best-of-the-day 65.
After opening with a one-over-par 72, Luna moved to five under for the tournament, the same mark as Finland’s Minea Blomqvist and Ursula Wikstrom at their home event.
Wikstrom followed her first round of 68 with 69 today, while Blomqvist added a 68 to her opening 69.
Chasing the leading trio hard was Australian veteran Karen Lunn, with the 42-year-old carding 66 to close to within one shot of the lead. She shared fourth place with Germany’s Martine Eberl, who shot 67.
Luna had led last week’s SAS Masters in Norway going into the final round, before falling away to a tie for fourth place, and she is eager to improve her finish tomorrow.
The Rome player said: “I think last week I didn’t play that great in the last round.
“It was just not my day and I didn’t play as well as the first two days. I just hope to play a good round tomorrow. Last week I didn’t play a good round on the last day. I hope to play like I played today tomorrow.”
England’s Rebecca Hudson and Welsh player Becky Brewerton were among a group of six players two shots off the pace, on three under par.