McKay makes her charge

DEREK VAN DIEST

, Last Updated: 8:19 AM ET

Mhairi McKay started the day closer to the cut than to the leaders.

However, a six-under 65 yesterday at the Royal Mayfair in the third round of the CN Canadian Women's Open moved her up the leader board.

The round was one off the course record set by Karrie Webb the day before.

"I think my ball striking was really good today," McKay said. "The last couple of days I gave myself a lot of opportunities, but today I left myself in the right place and I just made the putts. That was really a big difference from the last couple of days.

"I was more confident on the greens and my confidence improves by seeing the putts go in too.

"It's kind of a snowball effect I guess."

McKay, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, just managed to make the cut by two stokes, posting a two-over through the first two rounds of the tournament.

The 10-year tour veteran is 64th on the money list with $123,227 in earnings this year. She's coming into this event after finishing 11th at the British Open two weeks ago. There McKay shot a six-under 67 on the final day at St. Andrews.

"I've been working really hard on my game probably the last two, three years and it's a long process when you lose your confidence and you're not seeing the results," she said. "I've had a lot of people really help me get through this and I feel like I'm on a really good track right now and I'm happy where my game is now.

"Hopefully there's some good finishes out there for me."


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