McMullen tied for the lead in Spain
Gertie McMullen. Picture:  Pat Cashman Photography

Gertie McMullen. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography

The Island's Gertie McMullen is tied for the lead entering the final round of the Spanish International Senior Ladies Amateur Championship in Malaga.

The senior international shot a second successive five-over 77 at Parador Málaga Golf to share top spot with Tita McCart of the Netherlands (76-78) on 10-over par, just one shot clear of Germany's Stephanie Kiefer and Cornelia Schmidt-Stuetzle, Spain's Maria de Orueta, Belgium's Sylvie Van Molle and Wales' Jane Rees.

Helen Jones is tied 33rd on 166 (81-85), Catherine Reilly 39th (168, 83-85), Kate Evans (169, 86-83) and Mary MacLaren (169, 83-8) tied 41st and Vivienne Houston tied 49th (172, 86-8).

Mary Dowling (174), Marilyn Henderson (174), Dawn Scarborough (194), Catherine Owens (201) and Kathleen Moylan (203) missed the cut.