Luna leading in France

  • Last Updated: October 6 2012, 18:35 BST

Diana Luna will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the the Lacoste Ladies Open de France after she registered a two-under-par round of 68 at the Chantaco Golf Club.

Luna: Leading the way

The 29-year-old heads into day four 11 under par, with Anne-Lise Caudal, Carlota Ciganda and Stacey Keating in hot pursuit.

Luna told the Ladies European Tour website: "I've lost play-offs twice here in France and haven't yet lifted the cup, but there are no Johnsons on the leader board today so hopefully this year is my chance!

"I hit 16 greens in regulation today so I've been playing very good."

Luna went four shots ahead after making three birdies in a row from the third and extended her lead thanks to a birdie on the seventh and was six clear after Keating bogeyed 11 and 12.

Luna herself bogeyed at the 14th and the last, but Keating also dropped a shot on the 18th.

Caudal is also eight under after a third-round 67. After bogeying the first she made four consecutive birdies from the fourth and, although she dropped two shots in the middle of the round, recovered with an eagle on 15.

Like Caudal, Ciganda began with a bogey, but picked up four shots at the third, sixth, 15th and 17th for a round of three-under 67.

Collated third round scores & totals (Fra unless stated, par 70):

199 Diana Luna (Ita) 67 64 68

202 Anne-Lise Caudal 70 65 67, Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 68 67 67, Stacey Keating (Aus) 62 71 69

203 Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha) 69 68 66, Hannah Jun (USA) 68 68 67, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 66 71 66

205 Rebecca Hudson (Eng) 69 68 68

206 Nontaya Srisawang (Tha) 71 66 69

207 Trish Johnson (Eng) 69 69 69, Holly Aitchison (Eng) 73 68 66, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 71 66 70, Julie Greciet 73 68 66, Anja Monke (Ger) 72 63 72

208 Stefania Croce (Ita) 74 68 66, Valentine Derrey 70 66 72, Florentyna Parker (Eng) 67 71 70, Laura Davies (Eng) 72 69 67

209 Lorena Ochoa (Mex) 69 72 68, Sophie Giquel-Bettan 66 71 72, Maria Hernandez (Spa) 71 71 67, Anais Maggetti (Swi) 67 73 69

210 Pernilla Lindberg (Swe) 68 71 71, Cassandra Kirkland 72 71 67, Bree Arthur (Aus) 72 69 69, Sarah Kemp (Aus) 71 66 73, Beth Allen (USA) 72 67 71, Nikki Garrett (Aus) 71 70 69

211 Danielle Montgomery (Eng) 69 67 75, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 70 74 67

212 Gwladys Nocera 70 69 73, Kym Larratt (Eng) 72 72 68, Tania Elosegui (Spa) 72 67 73, Veronica Zorzi (Ita) 71 71 70, Rebecca Codd (Irl) 71 72 69

213 Laura Diaz (USA) 68 75 70, Lucie Andre 70 72 71, Jade Schaeffer 68 74 71, Julie Maisongrosse 69 74 70, Margherita Rigon (Ita) 74 66 73, Linda Wessberg (Swe) 73 70 70, Malene Jorgensen (Den) 70 72 71, Lydia Hall (Wal) 66 75 72, Henni Zuel (Eng) 69 73 71, Barbara Genuini 68 74 71

214 Alexandra Vilatte 67 74 73, Louise Larsson (Swe) 72 70 72, Elizabeth Bennett (Eng) 73 71 70

216 Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) 68 76 72, Connie Chen (Rsa) 75 68 73, Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) 70 73 73

217 Caroline Afonso 75 69 73

218 Rebecca Artis (Aus) 70 74 74, Virginie Lagoutte-Clement 66 74 78, Laurette Maritz (Rsa) 71 71 76

221 Melodie Bourdy 72 72 77