Hull shares lead at Australian Ladies Masters

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GOLD COAST, Australia – England's Charley Hull and Holly Clyburn and South Korea's Choi Eun-woo shared the third-round lead at the Australian Ladies Masters on a tough day for scoring Saturday on the Royal Pines resort course.

Clyburn shot a 1-over 74 and Choi and Hull both had 75s for 54-hole totals of 4-under 215.

Second-round leader Rebecca Artis of Australia (79), South Korean-born Australian Oh Su-hyun (72) and Tonje Daffinrud of Norway (72) were a stroke behind.

Only seven of 67 players who made the cut broke par on Saturday.

Defending champion Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's Woods' niece, shot 73 Saturday after a 78 on Friday nearly forced her to miss the cut. She's nine strokes behind the leaders, level with English veteran Laura Davies, who shot 76.

Clyburn said there was no big rivalry between her and British compatriot Hull.

''We're good friends, we've got nothing against each other,'' she said. ''Everybody just thinks there's a rivalry because we came on tour at the same time and had a great rookie year fight. Out here it'll be actually really exciting and it'll be a good final day.''

Hull, who began her round with a double-bogey on the par-4 first, ended with a birdie on the par-5 18th.

''It should be fun but it's not who you're playing with, you're playing against the golf course,'' said Hull.

''Holly's a great player and a friend. I've known her since I was 10 or 11. I don't see her as a rival, that's probably something for the media.''