Maria Hernandez. LET

Spain’s Maria Hernandez was the one to catch on Sunday after her round of 67 took her to a two-shot lead in the Belgian Ladies Open.

Hernandez opened in fine form to make the turn in four-under-par at Naxhelet Golf Club, with two further birdies on 14 and 16 for a round of 67 and to lead on eight-under.

“I played very solidly all day and didn’t really get into trouble,” said Hernandez. “I hit a few good wedges and then made some good putts. It was an easy day today.

“You can get in big trouble if your driver is not in the right place but if your ball is in play, you can shoot a very low score. Especially today when the wind is better than yesterday.

“I feel my game is getting better the past three weeks starting from Jabra, so I think I’m getting more comfortable week after week. I’m going to keep playing my game. Tomorrow is going to be a new day, a new challenge. We’ll try to do the best and I want to keep just doing what I’m doing.”

India’s Diksha Dagar and Italy’s Clara Manzalini on six-under-par are tied in second spot.

Both players also produced bogey-free rounds of 67 to put themselves into contention heading into the final day.

Dagar said: “Today everything went very smoothly, and I was loving the wind. Everything was going well, I was bogey-free and I made a few good up-and-downs and some of my distance has improved.

“I have been practicing my putting with Ludwig and he has really helped me. I have been getting a good feel and we have really improved my stroke. I made some very good long putts and saved some short putts.”