Caroline Masson moved one shot clear of the field at the Tenerife Ladies Open on Saturday as overnight leader Nikki Garrett dropped three shots off the pace with one round left to play.
The competitors at the Tenerife Ladies Open had to cope with some blustery conditions on Saturday as round three brought about a change at the top of the leaderboard.
Overnight leader Nikki Garrett took a one shot advantage into the weekend but was knocked down to a share of fourth place, three shots off the pace, with a disappointing round of 74 to leaver herself at five-under overall.
The Australian shares fourth going into the final round with France's Celine Palomar, who kept herself in contention with a one over par round of 73.
While Garrett struggled her Australian compatriot Stacey Keating moved to within a shot of top spot on seven under with a fantastic round of 70, Keating making four birdies in her last six holes.
However, the day belonged to Germany's Caroline Masson.
The 23-year-old followed up rounds of 69 on the opening two days with a two-under-par 70 to move to eight under for the tournament.
Masson, who already has one title to her name this year, made four birdies and two bogeys on her way to giving herself a one shot lead heading into Sunday's final round.
Masson snatches Tenerife leadMonday, September 24 2012