20 Feb 2011

Sergas leads into final day at NZ Open

11:56 am on 20 February 2011

Italy's Giulia Sergas takes a four-shot lead into the final day of the New Zealand Women's Open golf tournament at Pegasus near Christchurch after a two under par third round of 70 left her on 203.

The defending champion Laura Davies of England is second, one ahead of Australia's Kristie Smith, Linda Wessberg of Sweden, Cecilie Lundgreen of Norway and another Italian Diana Luna.

The 13-year-old North Shore amateur Lydia Ko is seven shots from the lead after an even par third round of 72.

Ko's sharing eighth with You-Na Park of Korea, one ahead of another New Zealander, Caroline Bon, who's in a seven-way tie for 10th.