Sharvin in the red; Codd slips back; Major invite for Leona Maguire

European Tour — Cormac Sharvin made an eagle and three birdies in the third round of the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

The bad news is that he also had five bogeys to share 54th place after a level par 72 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Louis Oosthuizen added a 67 to Friday's brilliant 64 to lead by three strokes on 12 under par from  American Peter Uihlein and France's Romain Wattel

Oosthuizen briefly opened up a five-shot advantage on the back nine but two late bogeys - after going 40 holes without a dropped shot - left the door ajar for the chasing pack.

"I think anyone will expect to win, but there's a lot of golf to be played," said Oosthuizen. "You need to still hit the shots. Around this golf course especially, someone can go three, four under in the first five holes and it changes everything.

"I played pretty solid the last two rounds, I drove it beautifully. Today was not great off the tee, but iron play was pretty good. The putter is behaving. I'm reading the greens very well and I feel like I'm making great strokes. I'm looking forward to tomorrow." 


Ladies European Tour — Carlow's Rebecca Codd shot a seven over 81 in tough conditions to share 70th spot after three rounds in the RACV Ladies Masters.
The LET veteran is 12 over par and a long way behind Korea Jiyai Shin, whose 71 gave her a two shot lead over England's Holly Clyburn (72) and Sweden's Camilla Lennarth (75) on 10 under.

Amateur golf — Duke University sophomore Leona Maguire has been named one of six amateur golfers that have accepted invitations to play in the LPGA ANA Inspiration at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in California from March 28 to April 3.

The world amateur No 1 from Cavan joins world No 2 Hannah O’Sullivan, Sierra Brooks, Karen Chung, Bronte Law and Albane Valenzuela in the field for the Rancho Mirage event.  

The Duke women’s golf team will be competing in the Liz Murphey Collegiate April 1-3 so Maguire will miss the collegiate action in Athens, Georgia.  

Maguire, currently the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, is listed No. 3 in the latest Golfweek Individual rankings and is coming off a very impressive rookie campaign with the Blue Devils.  

A native of Cavan, Ireland, Maguire was awarded the Mark H. McCormack Medal, 2014-15 ANNIKA Award and WGCA National Player of the Year as a freshman with the Blue Devils. 

She collected a school-record 70.78 stroke average, while notching eight top five and 10 top 10 placements out of 11 tournaments during the 2014-15 campaign. 

The First Team All-America, ACC Player and Rookie of the Year totalled three victories on the season at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, ACC Championship and the South Bend Regional.  

Maguire will next compete in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate March 4-6 in Hilton Head, S.C., with the second-ranked Blue Devils.