19th July 2015 | Sunshine Ladies Tour
Pace in touch at Marathon Classic
The Pearl Valley golfer opened with a four-under-par 67 to lie just one off the pace from South Koreaâ€™s Ha Na Jang at Highland Meadows Golf Club on Thursday.
The two-time Investec Cup for Ladies champion stayed in touch with a one-birdie 70 in the second round. She mixed three birdies with three bogeys in the third round, but holed out for an eagle three at the par-five 18th to finish in a tie for 12th on seven-under-par 206.
Jang, who took the lead in the first round, parred the last five holes on Saturday for a two under 69 and leads on 11 under 202.
She will carry a one stroke lead over compatriot Q Beak into the final round.
South Africans Ashleigh Simon and Paula Reto will also be looking to improve their standing in Sundayâ€™s final round.
Simon carded rounds of 72, 70 and 70 to tie for 47th on one under 212 while Reto finished a further four strokes adrift in joint 67th on three over after registering rounds of 69, 74 and 73.
PHOTO – Lee-Anne Pace; credit Catherine Kotze / SASPA