Ladies European Tour

Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open

September 20-23

Club de Golf Terramar, Barcelona, Spain

€300,000

September 20-23

Club de Golf Terramar, Barcelona, Spain

€300,000

Round 2

Van Dam takes four-shot lead at the halfway stage

September 21, 2018

Dutchwoman Anne Van Dam holds a four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open after a second successive round of seven-under-par 64.

Van Dam takes four-shot lead at the halfway stage

- Ladies European Tour

The 22-year-old Xiamen International Open champion carded a bogey-free round including seven birdies to sit at 14-under-par at the spectacular sea-side Terramar golf club in Sitges.

A pair of 65s for Spain’s Carmen Alonso and Germany’s Caroline Masson put them into joint second with overnight leader Celine Herbin from France.

“It was really nice to play with Carlota (Ciganda) and Anna (Nordqvist),” said Van Dam. “For me as a young player, I look up to them and see them on TV. To play alongside them for me is a lot of fun. I tried to learn a few things although I played really well. There are still 36 holes to go but the way I am swinging it now, I’m quite confident going into the weekend and looking forward to it.”

Another long hitter, Alonso also had seven birdies to get into contention for her first LET win, following her breakthrough victory on the LET Access Series three months ago.

The 34-year-old from Valladolid, in her 14th year on tour, has long been regarded as one of the most naturally talented players in women’s golf and she has renewed self-belief this season, thanks to a virtual reunion with her former coach, Jonathan Yarwood, whom she contacted via Facebook in September last year. They have been working together through video calls, but she has planned to go and see him in the United States next week for the first time in 14 years.

Masson, the 29-year-old former South African Open champion, was also feeling confident after mixing eight birdies with two bogeys. She said: “It wasn’t the perfect round of golf and I still made a few mistakes but I kept it together nicely and played nicely. I think it’s one of those golf courses where you almost feel like you have a birdie chance on every hole. Once you get into a rhythm and hole a few putts you can make a lot in a row.”

Herbin (71) had a topsy turvy round which started with two bogeys and ended in symmetrical fashion, although there was a magical spell in between, where she picked up four shots in as many holes, including an eagle at the 13th.

“I didn’t begin well but I came back little by little,” she said. “It was a strong section where I went birdie, eagle, par, birdie and almost birdie again. Then I finished badly with two bogeys. If I’d had minus four or five, I’d be happy, but I’m not going to complain about being minus nine after two rounds.”

Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist and Klara Spilkova from the Czech Republic had matching 64s – the joint lowest scores of the day with Van Dam – to share fifth with Indian Aditi Ashok (68) on eight-under-par.

Nordvist had a run of six birdies from the 10th, but ended with three pars in the Spanish sunshine, while Spilkova had five birdies over the same six holes.

Ashok is in contention, but felt she could do better. She said: “Today my putter was ice cold but it’s been okay. I’ve played a lot of golf in the last few weeks so I’m sure it will come tomorrow or the day after.”

The final two rounds will be televised live from 13:00-16:00 local time and will also be available to watch live via the LET website in multiple countries, including in the UK.

Agathe Sauzon hit the shot of the day with a hole-in-one

- Ladies European Tour

Frenchwoman Agathe Sauzon hit the shot of the day with a hole-in-one at Club de Golf Terramar on Friday.

The 26-year-old third year LET professional needed to make amends for two bogeys in her opening three holes in the second round of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open and that response came with a birdie on the long 13th, followed by an ace on the 128-metre par-3 14th, which she played as her sixth hole of the day.

She made a great connection and hit the perfect 9-iron shot to get to one-under-par for the tournament and her round, inside the projected cut mark, at level par.
It was her fifth hole-in-one but her first on the Ladies European Tour.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-14
64
64
128
2
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-10
67
65
132
3
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-9
62
71
133
3
Caroline Masson (GER)
-9
68
65
133
5
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-8
66
68
134
5
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
-8
70
64
134
5
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
-8
70
64
134
8
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
-7
69
66
135
8
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-7
68
67
135
8
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-7
68
67
135
11
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-6
69
67
136
11
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
-6
68
68
136
11
Selin Hyun (KOR) (a)
-6
67
69
136
11
Karoline Lund (NOR)
-6
68
68
136
15
Carly Booth (SCO)
-5
65
72
137
15
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
-5
68
69
137
15
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-5
67
70
137
15
Rebecca Hudson (ENG)
-5
67
70
137
15
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-5
67
70
137
15
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
-5
67
70
137
21
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
-4
72
66
138
21
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
-4
71
67
138
21
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
-4
67
71
138
21
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-4
70
68
138
25
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-3
68
71
139
25
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-3
70
69
139
25
Trish Johnson (ENG)
-3
68
71
139
25
Hannah Burke (ENG)
-3
69
70
139
25
Lucie Andre (FRA)
-3
71
68
139
25
Nina Pegova (RUS)
-3
70
69
139
25
Luna Sobron (ESP)
-3
68
71
139
25
Sandra Gal (GER)
-3
70
69
139
25
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-3
71
68
139
25
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-3
70
69
139
25
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-3
69
70
139
36
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-2
70
70
140
36
Sarah Schober (AUT)
-2
71
69
140
36
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
-2
71
69
140
36
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
-2
70
70
140
36
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
-2
73
67
140
36
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-2
74
66
140
42
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
-1
70
71
141
42
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
-1
72
69
141
42
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-1
72
69
141
42
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
-1
69
72
141
42
Olafia Kristinsdottir (ISL)
-1
72
69
141
42
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
-1
73
68
141
42
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-1
70
71
141
42
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
-1
69
72
141
42
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
-1
71
70
141
42
Becky Morgan (WAL)
-1
71
70
141
42
Krista Bakker (FIN)
-1
73
68
141
42
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
70
71
141
42
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-1
68
73
141
55
Beth Allen (USA)
Par
70
72
142
55
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
Par
73
69
142
55
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
Par
70
72
142
55
Amy Boulden (WAL)
Par
72
70
142
55
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
Par
76
66
142
55
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
Par
70
72
142
55
Olivia Cowan (GER)
Par
67
75
142
55
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
Par
70
72
142
55
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
Par
67
75
142
CUT
64
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
1
70
73
143
64
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
1
72
71
143
64
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
1
69
74
143
64
Kylie Henry (SCO)
1
70
73
143
64
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
1
72
71
143
64
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
1
72
71
143
64
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
1
72
71
143
64
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
1
67
76
143
64
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
1
71
72
143
64
Isabella Ramsay (SWE)
1
68
75
143
64
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
1
72
71
143
64
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
1
68
75
143
76
Liz Young (ENG)
2
76
68
144
76
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
2
73
71
144
76
Silvia Banon (ESP)
2
73
71
144
76
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
71
73
144
76
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
2
71
73
144
76
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
2
72
72
144
76
Vikki Laing (SCO)
2
76
68
144
83
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
3
71
74
145
83
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
3
76
69
145
83
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
3
72
73
145
83
Justine Dreher (FRA)
3
74
71
145
83
Amelia Lewis (USA)
3
68
77
145
83
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
3
73
72
145
83
Vani Kapoor (IND)
3
70
75
145
90
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
4
70
76
146
90
Maria Beautell (ESP)
4
73
73
146
90
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
4
73
73
146
90
Manon Molle (FRA)
4
74
72
146
90
Ana Menendez (MEX)
4
72
74
146
90
Sophie Walker (ENG)
4
70
76
146
96
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
5
73
74
147
96
Ainil Bakar (MAS)
5
75
72
147
96
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
5
74
73
147
96
Manon De Roey (BEL)
5
74
73
147
100
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
71
77
148
101
Nicole Garcia (RSA)
7
74
75
149
101
Andrea Jonama (ESP)
7
72
77
149
103
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
74
76
150
104
Caroline Martens (NOR)
9
76
75
151
104
Hayley Davis (ENG)
9
76
75
151
106
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
77
77
154
107
Laura Sedda (ITA)
14
74
82
156
108
Gemma Fuster Anglada (ESP)
22
79
85
164
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-14
128
2
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-10
132
3
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-9
133
3
Caroline Masson (GER)
-9
133
5
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-8
134
5
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
-8
134
5
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
-8
134
8
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
-7
135
8
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-7
135
8
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-7
135
11
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-6
136
11
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
-6
136
11
Selin Hyun (KOR) (a)
-6
136
11
Karoline Lund (NOR)
-6
136
15
Carly Booth (SCO)
-5
137
15
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
-5
137
15
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-5
137
15
Rebecca Hudson (ENG)
-5
137
15
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-5
137
15
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
-5
137
21
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
-4
138
21
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
-4
138
21
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
-4
138
21
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-4
138
25
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-3
139
25
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-3
139
25
Trish Johnson (ENG)
-3
139
25
Hannah Burke (ENG)
-3
139
25
Lucie Andre (FRA)
-3
139
25
Nina Pegova (RUS)
-3
139
25
Luna Sobron (ESP)
-3
139
25
Sandra Gal (GER)
-3
139
25
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-3
139
25
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-3
139
25
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-3
139
36
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-2
140
36
Sarah Schober (AUT)
-2
140
36
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
-2
140
36
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
-2
140
36
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
-2
140
36
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-2
140
42
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
-1
141
42
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
-1
141
42
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-1
141
42
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
-1
141
42
Olafia Kristinsdottir (ISL)
-1
141
42
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
-1
141
42
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-1
141
42
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
-1
141
42
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
-1
141
42
Becky Morgan (WAL)
-1
141
42
Krista Bakker (FIN)
-1
141
42
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
141
42
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-1
141
55
Beth Allen (USA)
Par
142
55
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
Par
142
55
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
Par
142
55
Amy Boulden (WAL)
Par
142
55
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
Par
142
55
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
Par
142
55
Olivia Cowan (GER)
Par
142
55
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
Par
142
55
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
Par
142
CUT
64
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
1
143
64
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
1
143
64
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
1
143
64
Kylie Henry (SCO)
1
143
64
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
1
143
64
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
1
143
64
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
1
143
64
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
1
143
64
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
1
143
64
Isabella Ramsay (SWE)
1
143
64
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
1
143
64
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
1
143
76
Liz Young (ENG)
2
144
76
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
2
144
76
Silvia Banon (ESP)
2
144
76
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
144
76
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
2
144
76
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
2
144
76
Vikki Laing (SCO)
2
144
83
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
3
145
83
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
3
145
83
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
3
145
83
Justine Dreher (FRA)
3
145
83
Amelia Lewis (USA)
3
145
83
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
3
145
83
Vani Kapoor (IND)
3
145
90
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
4
146
90
Maria Beautell (ESP)
4
146
90
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
4
146
90
Manon Molle (FRA)
4
146
90
Ana Menendez (MEX)
4
146
90
Sophie Walker (ENG)
4
146
96
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
5
147
96
Ainil Bakar (MAS)
5
147
96
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
5
147
96
Manon De Roey (BEL)
5
147
100
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
148
101
Nicole Garcia (RSA)
7
149
101
Andrea Jonama (ESP)
7
149
103
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
150
104
Caroline Martens (NOR)
9
151
104
Hayley Davis (ENG)
9
151
106
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
154
107
Laura Sedda (ITA)
14
156
108
Gemma Fuster Anglada (ESP)
22
164