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Nocera leads in Morocco

France's Gwladys Nocera carded a brilliant 65 to claim the lead heading into Sunday's final round of the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

Nocera carded two birdies and a bogey on the front nine before turning on the style with a back nine of 30 which featured birdies at the 10th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th.

At 11 under par, the 12-time Ladies European Tour winner is two shots clear of compatriot Sophie Giquel-Bettan, who was more erratic with seven birdies and three bogeys in a four-under 67.

Halfway leader Ariya Jutanugarn is two shots further back on seven under after the Thai player struggled to a one-over 72 that contained two bogeys and just one birdie.

Compatriot Titiya Plucksataporn stormed through the field with a 65 to lie joint fourth on six under alongside English pair Holly Clyburn and Charley Hull and teenage French amateur Mathilda Cappeliez.

Clyburn carded a 67 marred only by a bogey on the 18th, while the same hole provided Hull with one of her six birdies. Hull also had three bogeys in her 68.