L.E.T. Super Swede Caroline Leads The Helsingborg Open. September 07 2013

The Helsingborg Open Super Swede Caroline Hedwall leads the Helsingborg Open at the Vasatorp Golf Club, in Sweden, delighting the home crowd. Caroline Hedwall / Getty Images Local girl Caroline shot a third round -5 under par, 67, to lead the Helsingborg Open, in blustery conditions on the Tournament Course at Vasatorp Golf Club. Now at -10 under par she leads by four shots from her nearest rival; “I think I just got into the flow. I hit it really close on four, five and six and it helps when you don’t have to concentrate on the putts. I’ve been hitting the ball really solid the last two months and I’m very happy with it and this week I’ve been able to hole a couple of putts. It’s probably the best I’ve ever played. Three holes in a row it was tap in birdies. I’m very happy with five-under today and it’s a really good score in these conditions. I really enjoyed it. It makes it so much more fun playing in front of a big crowd and I’m excited for tomorrow.” tied in second place at -6 under par for the tournament are Lee-Ann Pace and Valentine Derrey. Valentine unfortunately threw in a triple bogey on her round;  “I was playing good golf: a birdie on eight and triple bogey on nine but I stayed patient for the rest of the round. When you got to 10, 11, 12, 13, you could feel the wind, but it was less windy after 16.” Lee-Ann said she had not played as well yesterday, but is still hoping to be able to catch Caroline; “I didn’t hit it as well as yesterday. My driving was okay and my putting was solid but under par in the beginning. My coach is here so will go and see him after this. Tomorrow anything can happen if I get a quick start; maybe I can catch her.”  Malene Jorgensen and Rebecca Artis are a stroke further back in a share of fourth place at -5 under par. Malene is from Denmark and said it almost feels like home; “I played really well and hit some good shots but it was tough out there. I’m happy with minus one today. It’s lovely to have so many people around me and I can understand Swedish so it’s close to home,” I.K. Kim  who led after the first round, started her third round well with two birdies on the front nine, but had a nightmare back nine with a double bogey on the 10th and three more bogeys to follow and  came home in 41. She dropped into a share of sixth place with Linda Wessberg at -4 under par.