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Leona Maguire four shots off pace at Pelican Women's Championship

Leona Maguire set a tournament record of eight-under 62 on day one of the Pelican Women's Championship in Florida

Cavan's Leona Maguire was four shots off the pace after the third round of the Pelican Women's Championship in Belleair, Florida.

Having set a tournament record of eight-under 62 on day one, Maguire fired her second successive two-under 68 to sit in eighth place at 12-under for the tournament.

Maguire made a strong start with two birdies in a bogey-free front nine, before offsetting bogeys at 12 and 15 with birdies on the 14th and 17th.

Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson shared the lead at 16-under after shooting 63 and 65 respectively on Saturday, with their fellow American Jennifer Kupcho one shot behind after a 66.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff was the best-placed Briton after a 68 left her in a tie for 28th place 10 shots off the lead.

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