ActewAGL Canberra Classic - R2

Katja Pocagar & Anne Van Dam tied for lead

March 01-03
Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra, ACT, Australia
A$150,000

Round 1, Round 3


Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands shot the round of the day and will share the lead with Slovenia’s trailblazing golfer Katja Pogacar heading into the final round of the ActewAGL Canberra Classic.

Anne Van Dam

© Ladies European Tour

Starting her round with consecutive birdies on the first and second holes, she birdied five holes in a row from the sixth to the 10th and had a birdie chance from 15 feet on the 11th and an eagle chance from 20 feet on 12, after she drove the green, but three-putted and lost momentum. The 23-year-old from Arnhem fought back with a birdie on 15, but three-putted for a par on the last hole.

The three-time Ladies European Tour winner, who won the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open and Costa del Sol Andalucia Open de España late last year, told reporters that thoughts of a 59 went through her mind after making seven birdies in her first 10 holes.

“When I birdied 10, I thought, I need five more birdies, which I think is do-able, especially on the back nine, which is easier. I’m in a good position and I really like the course. It suits my eye and I’ve been hitting a lot of good shots, so I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I’d sign for another round like that right away.”

The European Solheim Cup points leader added: “I’m swinging it really good, so I’m going to keep playing aggressively. That’s my game and I need to keep playing aggressively because that’s how I make my low scores.”


Katja Pocagar & Anne Van Dam tied for lead, © Ladies European Tour
Katja Pogacar

© Ladies European Tour


Pogacar, the first player from Slovenia to qualify for the Ladies European Tour, holds a share of the lead and will play in the final group for the first time, with Van Dam and Scot Carly Booth, who carded a 65 and is one shot back on 10-under.

Pogacar started with a bogey on her first hole, the 10th, but birdied the next two holes before making an eagle on the par-5 18th. She then carded four more birdies on the front nine at the first, fourth, sixth and ninth, holing a breaking putt from 25 feet.

“It feels awesome. I’m really excited,” said the 24-year-old from Ljubljana. “I played some solid shots and I had to wait patiently for the putts to roll in.”

Booth, who had seven birdies and a bogey, said it was a good putting day. “I was really comfortable over the ball today and I was comfortable with my putts, so that helped massively.

“I went flying from holes 10 to 12 and birdied those three, which were a bit unexpected really. I hit good shots and saw the putts, so I didn’t make any silly errors. I made one bogey where I missed the fairway on the right and blocked myself out but apart from that it was pretty solid and my pace putting has been really good. That has helped me visualise the pace and line of the putts and that makes such a difference.

“I’m feeling positive about this year. It’s a new year to get myself in gear and I feel it’s on the right track and a lot of it is self-belief. I’m starting to believe in myself again.”

Jiyai Shin is right behind in a share of fourth position with Belgian Manon De Roey.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-11
67
64
131
1
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-11
68
63
131
3
Carly Booth (SCO)
-10
67
65
132
4
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-9
66
67
133
4
Jiyai Shin (KOR)
-9
69
64
133
6
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-7
68
67
135
7
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
-6
67
69
136
7
Hannah Green (AUS)
-6
68
68
136
9
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-5
71
66
137
9
Leona Maguire (IRL)
-5
69
68
137
11
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
-4
70
68
138
11
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez (MEX)
-4
68
70
138
11
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-4
70
68
138
11
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
-4
69
69
138
11
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
-4
66
72
138
11
Linnea Strom (SWE)
-4
68
70
138
11
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-4
70
68
138
18
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
-3
70
69
139
18
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-3
68
71
139
18
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
-3
71
68
139
18
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
-3
68
71
139
18
Tamie Durdin (AUS)
-3
69
70
139
23
Sarah Schober (AUT)
-2
67
73
140
23
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-2
70
70
140
23
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-2
68
72
140
23
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-2
66
74
140
23
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-2
71
69
140
23
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-2
71
69
140
29
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-1
74
67
141
29
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-1
69
72
141
29
Hanee Song (NZL)
-1
68
73
141
29
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-1
72
69
141
29
Kylie Henry (SCO)
-1
69
72
141
29
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-1
71
70
141
29
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-1
67
74
141
29
Yan Liu (CHN)
-1
68
73
141
29
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
-1
71
70
141
38
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
Par
70
72
142
38
Amy Walsh (AUS)
Par
69
73
142
38
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
Par
72
70
142
38
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
Par
72
70
142
38
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
Par
74
68
142
38
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
Par
74
68
142
38
Amelia Lewis (USA)
Par
65
77
142
38
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
Par
77
65
142
38
Breanna Gill (AUS)
Par
71
71
142
38
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
Par
71
71
142
38
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
Par
73
69
142
38
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
Par
68
74
142
38
Elia Folch (ESP)
Par
70
72
142
51
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
1
73
70
143
51
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
1
70
73
143
51
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
1
73
70
143
51
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
1
74
69
143
51
Stephanie Na (AUS)
1
75
68
143
51
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
1
72
71
143
51
Silvia Banon (ESP)
1
70
73
143
51
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
1
73
70
143
59
Michele Thomson (SCO)
2
71
73
144
59
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
2
75
69
144
59
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS) (a)
2
74
70
144
59
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
2
77
67
144
59
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
2
71
73
144
59
Hannah Burke (ENG)
2
74
70
144
59
Elise Bradley (USA)
2
72
72
144
66
Karoline Lund (NOR)
3
75
70
145
66
Celina Yuan (AUS)
3
70
75
145
66
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
3
71
74
145
66
Manon Molle (FRA)
3
72
73
145
66
Chantelle Cassidy (NZL)
3
75
70
145
66
Sian Evans (ENG)
3
72
73
145
66
Laura Davies (ENG)
3
71
74
145
66
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
3
72
73
145
66
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
3
72
73
145
75
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
4
71
75
146
75
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
4
69
77
146
75
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
4
76
70
146
75
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
4
73
73
146
75
Karen Pearce (AUS)
4
71
75
146
75
Brooke Baker (USA)
4
75
71
146
75
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
4
74
72
146
75
Becky Morgan (WAL)
4
71
75
146
83
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
5
74
73
147
83
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
5
74
73
147
83
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
5
72
75
147
83
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
5
74
73
147
83
Vani Kapoor (IND)
5
72
75
147
83
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
5
75
72
147
89
Justine Dreher (FRA)
6
77
71
148
89
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
6
73
75
148
89
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
6
75
73
148
89
Manon Gidali (FRA)
6
76
72
148
89
Filippa Moerk (SWE)
6
77
71
148
89
Montana Strauss (AUS)
6
77
71
148
89
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
6
74
74
148
89
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
6
72
76
148
89
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
6
76
72
148
98
Lydia Hall (WAL)
7
74
75
149
98
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
7
73
76
149
98
Nina Pegova (RUS)
7
73
76
149
98
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
7
78
71
149
98
Beth Allen (USA)
7
73
76
149
103
Munchin Keh (NZL)
8
77
73
150
103
Tvesa Malik (IND)
8
76
74
150
103
Kerri Bong (KOR) (a)
8
73
77
150
103
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
8
72
78
150
103
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
8
73
77
150
108
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
9
73
78
151
108
Grace Lennon (AUS)
9
80
71
151
108
Amandeep Drall (IND)
9
73
78
151
108
Katelyn Must (AUS)
9
74
77
151
112
Ana Menendez (MEX)
10
77
75
152
112
Nadine White (AUS)
10
79
73
152
112
Isabelle Hawes (AUS) (a)
10
76
76
152
112
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
10
71
81
152
116
Rachel Jones (USA)
11
77
76
153
116
Celine Borge (NOR)
11
76
77
153
116
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
11
75
78
153
116
Astha Madan (IND)
11
77
76
153
116
Gennai Goodwin (AUS)
11
79
74
153
116
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
11
76
77
153
116
Alexis Belton (USA)
11
76
77
153
116
Viva Schlasberg (SWE)
11
78
75
153
116
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
11
75
78
153
125
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
12
78
76
154
125
Wanasa Zhou (AUS)
12
78
76
154
125
Phillis Meti (NZL)
12
76
78
154
125
Robyn Doig (CAN)
12
76
78
154
125
Anna Lesher (USA)
12
75
79
154
130
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
14
80
76
156
130
Momo Sakuragi (JPN)
14
80
76
156
132
Kayla Jones (USA)
16
77
81
158
133
Isabelle Simpson (AUS) (a)
17
82
77
159
133
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
17
78
81
159
133
Bree Arthur (AUS)
17
79
80
159
133
Elmay Viking (COK)
17
79
80
159
137
Molly Lavercombe (AUS)
18
79
81
160
138
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
19
80
81
161
139
Dea Mahendra (IDN)
20
85
77
162
140
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
21
79
84
163
140
Amber Thornton (AUS) (a)
21
82
81
163
142
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
75
WDN
WDN
142
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
80
WDN
WDN
142
Krista Bakker (FIN)
0
WDN
WDN