A large crowd was on hand to take in the action when Hyett retained her first place position with a 14-under par with rounds of 68, 68 and 69. Simpson worked hard to take out second position with an 11-under par with rounds of 69, 71 and 68.
Crowd favourite Laura Davies is sitting in a tie for 3rd after completing play with 5-under par with rounds of 71, 74 and 69. Loraine Lambert is sharing the lead with Davies at 5-under par with a round of 72 today. Five players share 5th position with 4-under par consisting of Queensland Rebecca Stephenson with a round of 68, Samantha Head 72, Maria Hjorth 73, Sophie Gustafson 73 and Julie Forbes 75.
Horizons Touring Professional, Nadina Taylor completed play with 3-under par and is sitting comfortably in 10th position.
The upset for the day was when Defending Champion Paula Marti was disqualified for returning a card which was not signed by her scorer.