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St. Leon-Rot Holds onto Lead in Hungary

Golf Club St. Leon-Rot will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the European Ladies' Club Trophy in Hungary.

Players faced calmer conditions on day two at Balaton Golf Club, which meant scoring was improved compared to the windy conditions on Thursday.

Paula Schulz-Hanssen, the reigning European Young Masters champion, carded a 76 (+4), while her teammate, Marie Bechtold, returned a 74 (+2), keeping the German club on top of the leaderboard with a score of +16.

Ireland's Lahinch Golf Club (+18) briefly held the lead on day two, but will have to make up two strokes on Saturday to win their first European Ladies' Club Trophy title.

Denmark's Smorum Golf Club was the best performing team of the day. Natacha Host-Husted carded a 72 (par), and Marie-Louise Tommerup returned a 74 (+2) to see their team climb into third position on +20. Noordwijkse (NED) are four shots further back on +24, while defending champions, Hamburger Golf Club (GER) sit in fifth position on +25.

Carolina Sturdza of Geneva Golf Club, and Hendrika Labsch of Hamburger Golf Club shot the best scores of the day. Both players carded one-under-par rounds of 71. Sturdza leads the individual ranking after two rounds with a score of +5, alongisde round-one leader, Hulda Gestsdottir of GKG Golf Club (ISL).

St. Leon-Rot will have a chance to win a sixth title at Balaton Golf Club in the final round on Saturday.

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