Denmark's Julie Tvede fired her 2nd 68 on the Al Maaden course in the 3rd round of LET Q-School to take a 1-shot lead on 2nd-round co-leaders Caroline Martens of Norway and Tessa Teachman of the United States, along with Austrian amateur Nina Muehl. At -7 through 54 holes, Tvede has opened up a 3-shot gap on England's Anna Scott, who was joined by German amateur Karolin Lampert (who is currently #29 in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) and Finland's own Elina Nummenpaa (who finished at #128 on the LET's 2013 Order of Merit in her rookie season).
Here's how other notables stand, only 18 holes from the cut that trims the field to the top 60 and ties:
-3 Rebecca Sorensen
-2 Cathryn Bristow
-1 Sophie Sandolo
+1 Isabelle Boineau, Fiona Puyo, Smriti Mehra
+2 Jacqueline Hedwall, Maha Haddiqui, Sally Watson, Jessica Ji
+3 Mia Piccio
+6 Carmen Alonso
+8 Ashley Ona, Benedikte Grotvedt
+15 Kiran Matharu
With 62 players at +6 or better and 37 at +1 or better, the gap between those who are trying to make the 72-hole cut and those fighting for a spot in the top 30 (and ties) is widening. Right now, there are 24 players under par for the week, so that's probably a good target for those over par right now. There were 12 rounds in the 60s today, lead by Laura Jansone's 67. Let's see who else can do that tomorrow!