Ladies European Tour

Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España 2018

November 22-25

La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Málaga, Spain

€300,000

November 22-25

La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Málaga, Spain

€300,000

Round 2

Azahara Muñoz takes slender lead

November 23, 2018

The defending champion Azahara Muñoz completed matching consecutive opening rounds of three-under-par 68 on Friday to take a slender one-shot lead at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino as she seeks a third successive victory on home soil.

Azahara Muñoz takes a slender one-shot lead as she seeks a third successive victory on home soil.

- Ladies European Tour

On six-under-par, Muñoz leads by one over England’s Georgia Hall and Scotland’s Catriona Matthew at La Quinta Resort in Malaga.

Heavy rain led to the suspension of play overnight on Thursday, but the second round took place under clear skies on Friday, before play was halted due to darkness.

Muñoz was looking forward to some rest and she said: “It was a long day and I played 31 holes, but I’m very happy and I played really well. I gave myself lots of chances. It’s not easy to make putts here. I probably left a few out there, but no regrets, I’m really happy with my six-under. It was actually not too bad. I’m thankful that it only gets light at 8am in Spain, because we have much earlier starting times in America and in the UK.”

Hall, who played in the same group as Muñoz, signed for rounds of 67 and 70. The Ricoh Women’s British Open champion said: “It was a long day, but I played fine. We’ve got two more days to go, so hopefully I’ll hole some more putts. You have so many drops due to the water on the fairways, so it’s pretty tough. Putting is tough as well, as the greens are soggy, but they roll quite well, so you’ve got to stay patient out there.”

Matthew, The 2019 European Solheim Cup captain, completed opening rounds of 70 and 67 after playing 28 holes on Friday. She said afterwards: “This morning it was really wet and we had 10 holes to go. A few of the fairways were very muddy. It did dry out a little bit this afternoon but was still pretty soggy.

“I hit the ball really well this afternoon and gave myself a lot of chances. You always come off feeling that you could have holed a few more but I’m happy with four-under this afternoon. With it being so wet, it’s just kind of hitting and sitting, which makes the fairways a lot wider. The greens are tricky and you can get some really fast ones even with all the rain, and you can’t believe it, but there are some fast ones down the hill.”

Germany’s Olivia Cowan is in the clubhouse on four-under-par, after rounds of 68 and 70, with Amelia Lewis of the United States a shot further back in fifth on three-under.

The second round will resume at 8.45am on Saturday and round three will begin at approximately 1.30pm. There will be a two-tee-start ‘U Draw’ and the pairings for round four will be the same as for round three.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
1
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-6
68
68
2
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
-5
70
67
2
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-5
67
70
4
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-4
68
70
5
Amelia Lewis (USA)
-3
70
69
6
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
-2
73
67
6
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-2
69
71
6
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
-2
70
70
6
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
-2
73
67
6
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-2
68
(+1)
6
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-2
69
(Par)
12
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-1
71
70
12
Krista Bakker (FIN)
-1
71
(-1)
12
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-1
72
(-2)
12
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-1
72
(-2)
16
Luna Sobron (ESP)
Par
72
70
16
Hannah Burke (ENG)
Par
72
70
16
Karoline Lund (NOR)
Par
71
71
16
Michele Thomson (SCO)
Par
68
(+3)
16
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
Par
71
(Par)
16
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
Par
70
(+1)
16
Natalia Escuriola Martinez (ESP)
Par
72
(-1)
23
Lucie Andre (FRA)
1
72
71
23
Amy Boulden (WAL)
1
71
72
23
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
1
73
70
23
Leona Maguire (IRL)
1
71
72
23
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
1
72
(Par)
23
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
1
72
(Par)
23
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
1
73
(-1)
23
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
1
72
(Par)
23
Manon De Roey (BEL)
1
73
(-1)
32
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
2
71
73
32
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
2
72
72
32
Lydia Hall (WAL)
2
70
(+3)
32
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
2
71
(+2)
36
Liz Young (ENG)
3
70
75
36
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
3
73
72
36
Christine Wolf (AUT)
3
72
73
36
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
3
74
71
36
Nuria Iturrios (ESP)
3
74
71
36
Beth Allen (USA)
3
71
74
36
Elia Folch (ESP)
3
72
(+2)
36
Kylie Henry (SCO)
3
74
(Par)
36
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Silvia Banon (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
3
73
(+1)
36
Becky Morgan (WAL)
3
74
(Par)
36
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
3
72
(+2)
36
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
3
74
(Par)
36
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
3
74
(Par)
36
Nicole Garcia (RSA)
3
72
(+2)
36
Laura Cabanillas (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
3
73
(+1)
36
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
3
73
(+1)
55
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
4
72
74
55
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
4
74
72
55
Vani Kapoor (IND)
4
74
72
55
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
4
73
73
55
Karolin Lampert (GER)
4
75
71
55
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
4
74
(+1)
55
Mireia Prat (ESP)
4
73
(+2)
55
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
4
74
(+1)
55
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
4
76
(-1)
55
Trish Johnson (ENG)
4
75
(Par)
CUT Projected Cut. +4
F *
65
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
5
73
74
65
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
5
75
72
65
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
5
73
74
65
Justine Dreher (FRA)
5
74
73
65
Emma Cabrera-Bello (ESP)
5
76
(Par)
65
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
5
78
(-2)
65
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
5
76
(Par)
65
Ana Menendez (MEX)
5
77
(-1)
73
Nina Pegova (RUS)
6
72
76
73
Maria Parra (ESP)
6
73
75
73
Carly Booth (SCO)
6
72
(+5)
73
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
6
77
(Par)
73
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
6
76
(+1)
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
6
73
(+4)
79
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
7
75
74
79
Sophie Walker (ENG)
7
75
(+3)
79
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
7
79
(-1)
82
Sarah Schober (AUT)
8
74
76
82
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
8
72
78
82
Manon Molle (FRA)
8
77
73
82
Susana Ribeiro (POR)
8
77
73
86
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
9
77
(+3)
87
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
10
76
76
87
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
10
75
77
87
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
10
77
75
87
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
10
79
(+2)
91
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
11
78
75
91
Rebecca Hudson (ENG)
11
79
(+3)
93
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
12
80
74
93
Vikki Laing (SCO)
12
80
(+3)
95
Caroline Martens (NOR)
16
81
77
96
Laura Davies (ENG)
RTD
79
RTD
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
1
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-6
68
68
2
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
-5
70
67
2
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-5
67
70
4
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-4
68
70
5
Amelia Lewis (USA)
-3
70
69
6
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
-2
73
67
6
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-2
69
71
6
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
-2
70
70
6
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
-2
73
67
6
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-2
68
(+1)
6
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-2
69
(Par)
12
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-1
71
70
12
Krista Bakker (FIN)
-1
71
(-1)
12
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-1
72
(-2)
12
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-1
72
(-2)
16
Luna Sobron (ESP)
Par
72
70
16
Hannah Burke (ENG)
Par
72
70
16
Karoline Lund (NOR)
Par
71
71
16
Michele Thomson (SCO)
Par
68
(+3)
16
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
Par
71
(Par)
16
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
Par
70
(+1)
16
Natalia Escuriola Martinez (ESP)
Par
72
(-1)
23
Lucie Andre (FRA)
1
72
71
23
Amy Boulden (WAL)
1
71
72
23
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
1
73
70
23
Leona Maguire (IRL)
1
71
72
23
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
1
72
(Par)
23
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
1
72
(Par)
23
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
1
73
(-1)
23
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
1
72
(Par)
23
Manon De Roey (BEL)
1
73
(-1)
32
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
2
71
73
32
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
2
72
72
32
Lydia Hall (WAL)
2
70
(+3)
32
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
2
71
(+2)
36
Liz Young (ENG)
3
70
75
36
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
3
73
72
36
Christine Wolf (AUT)
3
72
73
36
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
3
74
71
36
Nuria Iturrios (ESP)
3
74
71
36
Beth Allen (USA)
3
71
74
36
Elia Folch (ESP)
3
72
(+2)
36
Kylie Henry (SCO)
3
74
(Par)
36
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Silvia Banon (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
3
73
(+1)
36
Becky Morgan (WAL)
3
74
(Par)
36
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
3
72
(+2)
36
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
3
74
(Par)
36
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
3
74
(Par)
36
Nicole Garcia (RSA)
3
72
(+2)
36
Laura Cabanillas (ESP)
3
74
(Par)
36
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
3
73
(+1)
36
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
3
73
(+1)
55
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
4
72
74
55
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
4
74
72
55
Vani Kapoor (IND)
4
74
72
55
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
4
73
73
55
Karolin Lampert (GER)
4
75
71
55
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
4
74
(+1)
55
Mireia Prat (ESP)
4
73
(+2)
55
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
4
74
(+1)
55
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
4
76
(-1)
55
Trish Johnson (ENG)
4
75
(Par)
CUT Projected Cut. +4
F *
65
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
5
73
74
65
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
5
75
72
65
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
5
73
74
65
Justine Dreher (FRA)
5
74
73
65
Emma Cabrera-Bello (ESP)
5
76
(Par)
65
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
5
78
(-2)
65
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
5
76
(Par)
65
Ana Menendez (MEX)
5
77
(-1)
73
Nina Pegova (RUS)
6
72
76
73
Maria Parra (ESP)
6
73
75
73
Carly Booth (SCO)
6
72
(+5)
73
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
6
77
(Par)
73
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
6
76
(+1)
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
6
73
(+4)
79
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
7
75
74
79
Sophie Walker (ENG)
7
75
(+3)
79
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
7
79
(-1)
82
Sarah Schober (AUT)
8
74
76
82
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
8
72
78
82
Manon Molle (FRA)
8
77
73
82
Susana Ribeiro (POR)
8
77
73
86
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
9
77
(+3)
87
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
10
76
76
87
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
10
75
77
87
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
10
77
75
87
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
10
79
(+2)
91
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
11
78
75
91
Rebecca Hudson (ENG)
11
79
(+3)
93
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
12
80
74
93
Vikki Laing (SCO)
12
80
(+3)
95
Caroline Martens (NOR)
16
81
77
96
Laura Davies (ENG)
RTD
79
RTD