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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 February, 2005, 08:55 GMT
Miyazato heads Australian field
-15 A Miyazato (Jpn)
-12 C Ekelundh (Swe)
-11 K Webb (Aus)
-10 V Zorzi (Ita)
-9 K Taylor (Eng), R Hetherington (Aus), M Hjorth (Aus)
Japan's Ai Miyazato will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia.

The 19-year-old carded a third-round 70 to reach 15 under and stay clear of Sweden's Cecilia Ekelundh, who fired a five-under 67.

Australia's Karrie Webb was in third on 11 under par, while Italy's Veronica Zorzi was a shot further back after a round of 69.

England's Kirsty S Taylor was in a three-way tie on nine under.

Miyazato, who won five times in her rookie season on the Japanese Tour in 2004, said: "I'm very happy with my position.

"I haven't felt the pressure over the last three days and I'll carry on the way I have been playing."

Ekelundh insisted she would draw on last year's win in the Ladies Open of Portugal on Sunday.

I let it go big time
England's Kirsty S Taylor
"There was a lot of pressure then and I remember being very nervous but I know how to do it," she said.

"This is a bigger tournament, but I'm really looking forward to it."

But the 30-year-old Webb was lurking ominously looking for her fifth ANZ Ladies Masters title.

"I kicked into another gear on the back nine and really started to focus," said Webb, who came home in 31 strokes, making four birdies on her last seven holes.

"I'm not complaining but I could have easily been a couple of shots lower and I'll have to go low because I would not expect Miyazato to come back to the field."

Taylor was disappointed to complete the back nine in only level par after reaching four under through the first seven holes.

"I let it go big time," said Taylor, who was playing with Webb for the first time.

"I would have liked that to be a little better than that, but I'm hitting the ball well, I just need to hole a couple more putts.

"I loved playing with Karrie today, especially with a big gallery and that really gets me going and I'm excited about Sunday."


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