Maude-Aimée Leblanc just one shot from the lead in Scotland

Maude-Aimée Leblanc has one head shot in É pod


Quebecer Maude-Aimée Leblanc is just one shot away from the lead after 54 holes at the Trust Golf LPGA Scottish Open. Saturday, on the Ayrshire course, she handed over a card of 66 (-6), the best of the day. 

Leblanc is looking for a first title in career on the LPGA Tour. She had two top 10s early in the season, including a career-high fourth at the JTBC Classic.

The 33-year-old golfer is on fire in Scotland, having stalled seven birdies in third round, including three in a row between the seventh and ninth pennants. The Sherbrooke resident could have taken the lead, but a bogey in the 16th slowed her down somewhat. She nevertheless ended her day by taking a par shot on the 18th hole.

Leblanc responded brilliantly to his card of 69 (-3) given the day before. Leblanc is now third, tied with Germany's Leonie Harm, by virtue of her cumulative 202 (-14). Lydia Ko lost feathers on Saturday, having to settle for a round of 71 (-1). The New Zealander, leader after 36 holes, now shares the top with the Frenchwoman Celine Boutier, at -15.