Trish Johnson

The Weather on the third day is super for golf; not too hot, about 21°c with a moderate wind blowing off the sea. The greens are running very fast today so I think we will see a lot of three putts and a little frustration creeping in from the players.

England’s Melissa Reid is starting the day as leader of the field at -8, in second place is the French girl Virginie Lagoutte-Clement at -7. They both have a later tee time today at around 12.30 and the wind is picking up here on the course for the afternoon.

I should have had no fear in these ladies” talent. Trish Johnson who was behind at the start of the day, has just walked off the course at the 18th with a blistering score of 66 with 7 birdies in her round today making her the new leader at -12. Trish is 3 shots ahead of the French girl Lagoutte-Clement who finished at -9 and Melissa Reid shot a level par round to keep her at -8.

Coriesande Lee, the “Rookie”who we are following, had a bad day yesterday carding a 4 over par. I spoke with her after the round and she said “I was just trying a bit too hard, I had made my first cut so I thought I would go for it, but my putting let me down. Anyway there’s always tomorrow and I feel there are birdies out there to be had.

Today’s round for Trish Johnson was a remarkable round by any standard. The 44 year old veteran English woman, who tells me she’s an Arsenal supporter for her sins, carded 7 birdies and only one bogie on the way to her round of 66. Last week she was runner up in the Portuguese Open and is the winner of some 18 tournaments over her career. If I was a betting man Iknow who my money would be on for the final day tomorrow.