L.E.T. Lacoste Ladies Open de France. French Trio Top The Board. September 28 2013

Lacoste Ladies Open de France A French trio of Valentine Derrey, Joanna Klatten and Gwladys Nocera top the leaderboard in the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. Valentine Derrey / Getty Valentine shot a -3 under par 67 on the Chantaco course, where she was a member as a child, to join the leaders at the top on -10 under par for the tournament. Both Joanna and Gwladys started the day at -10 under par, but they recorded third rounds of even par to stay on that score. Valentine was very happy with her solid round of golf; “I played pretty solid. My game is here and I’m putting solid as well so I’ll see what I can do tomorrow. I’m just trying to focus on myself and play my own game and see what happens on 18.” Gwladys admitted that she had not played well; " I didn’t play really well today. I couldn’t find my rhythm and I hit everything too soft. I was too far away from the pin, missed a few fairways and had terrible lies all the time. It’s good because I turned it around and I started to play well around 15, 16 and I misread a putt on 18. It’s too bad. A three meter putt and I take three putts: it’s too much!” Joanna got off to a shaky start, but was content to still be in position at the top; “I’m pretty happy with my position. I was off to a shaky start: two over after two holes and managed to grind in there. I didn’t have my A game today but that happens.” Azahara Munoz is in fourth place at -9 under par, while Carlota Ciganda, Charley Hull and Lee-Ann Pace are another shot back at -8 under par for the tournament. The weather is beautiful here, just like the climate over in Scotland at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, lets hope that it is set to continue for the last rounds tomorrow.