Scrivener still in hunt for 'mixed ' title

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Swedish golfer Linn Grant is flying the flag for the women at the Scandinavian Mixed event after producing a bogey-free six-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.

But while he lost his overnight lead, Australian Jason Scrivener, who's just two shots down in second place, says he can't wait for Sunday's final day shoot-out.

After three rounds of a tournament that sees men and women play on the same course for one prize fund and one trophy, Grant is the only female player in the top-16 at Halmstad Golf Club.

Starting Saturday in a tie for second place and two shots behind Scrivener, the 22-year-old Grant is now in the driving seat on 16 under overall, with the pair playing in the final group together on Sunday.

"I can't wait. It is a great opportunity tomorrow to win a tournament and to be in the final group is always nice as well," said Perth's Scrivener.

He had extended his lead early in his round, recording birdies on holes two, five and six.

After dropping a shot on eight, he immediately responded with a birdie on nine but after finding the water on 16, which resulted in a double bogey, the 33-year-old was glad to finish with a birdie and move to outright second on 14 under.

"A bit of everything really," he said.

"It was looking like a pretty good round up until the 13 or 14 really, I played nicely and then was a bit scrappy coming in, but all in all pretty happy with it."

Also among the closest challengers to Grant is Henrik Stenson, one of Sweden's greatest golfers who is just three shots back.

"That will be shaky, I guess," Grant said with a smile. "I am here to do my golf and I hope it takes me all the way -- and if it does, I'll take it for the women."

A birdie from four feet on the 18th after another superb approach wrapped up a flawless round by Grant which contained a 25-metre eagle at No.11 from off the green.

She is playing her first full year as a professional and has already won two events on the Ladies European Tour, most recently in Belgium last month.

"I hope that people realise that we are actually getting there, getting close to the guys and having the same journey as the men have had the last 35to 40 years," she said.

Her aim going into Sunday, Grant added, was "to really put women's golf more on the map than it is at the moment".

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