Hull takes the lead

Rising Australian star Katherine Hull surged into a three-stroke lead on the third day of the ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines in Australia today.

Rising Australian star Katherine Hull surged into a three-stroke lead on the third day of the ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines in Australia today.

The 26-year old, playing in her home state, birdied the last two holes for a 68 in the swirling winds.

Hull, runner-up on her last two starts, now stands 12 under par, with fellow Queenslander Tamie Durdin nine under following a 66.

Leading scores:

204 – Katherine Hull (AUS) 69 67 68

207 – Tamie Durdin (AUS) 70 71 66

208 – Mollie Fankhauser (USA) 70 70 68

210 – Sarah Kemp (AUS) 73 68 69 , Becky Brewerton (WAL) 67 73 70 , So Yeon Ryu (KOR) 71 68 71 , Ji-Yai Shin (KOR) 69 69 72 , Kristie Smith (AUS) 73 62 75

211 – Linda Wessberg (SWE) 72 72 67 , Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 69 73 69 , Anna Rawson (AUS) 71 70 70 , Ai Miyazato (JPN) 71 70 70 , Cherie Byrnes (AUS) 69 71 71 , Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 67 72 72

212 – Ya-Ni Tseng (TPE) 71 72 69 , Karrie Webb (AUS) 70 73 69 , Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) 74 68 70 , Lindsey Wright (AUS) 71 70 71 , Alison Walshe (USA) 69 70 73 , Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 68 69 75 , Nikki Campbell (AUS) 69 65 78

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