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 3

Anne Van Dam stretches lead heading into final day

September 22, 2018

Anne Van Dam stretched her lead to five strokes on a day of low scoring at the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open on Saturday.

Anne Van Dam stretches lead heading into final day

- Ladies European Tour

The 22-year-old Dutchwoman added a six-under-par 65 to a pair of opening 66s to move to 20-under-par at Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges.

Caroline Hedwall, who shot a final round of 62 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open de France a fortnight ago, climbed into second with another nine-under-par round, which could easily have been a 59, had she not missed several birdie chances.

A 64 from the South African Women’s Open champion Ashleigh Buhai propelled her into solo third position on 14-under. There was another 64 from the Korean amateur Selin Hyun who shares fourth place with Caroline Masson, Thidapa Suwannapura and Celine Herbin.

Spain’s own Carlota Ciganda shot and eight-under-par 63 to move to 11-under, with Klara Spilkova and Aditi Ashok a stroke further back.

Van Dam, the longest hitter in women’s golf, who has averaged 298 yards off the tee so far this week, immediately demonstrated her power with a tap-in eagle on the 503-yard par-5 first hole on Saturday.

She explained: “I hit my drive a little bit left and I had 204 metres to the pin downwind. I hit my 4-iron thin, but it bounced up the green and was almost an albatross, so it was a nice tap-in to start the day.”

The 2016 Xiamen International Open champion then birdied the long sixth hole and the par-4 eighth to make the turn in four-under.

She made further gains on the par-3 10th and par-5 13th before finishing with five solid pars under pressure down the stretch.

“Those two par saves on 16 and 17 felt like two birdies coming in,” she said. “I was in a terrible position on 16 off the tee and did as best I could. That putt gives me a lot of confidence. It was a hard putt, downhill, right to left, about 12 feet and I rolled in straight in the middle. On 17, we were in between clubs and you cannot go long. It was a solid bunker shot and a good putt.”

Van Dam is full of confidence after working on her short game with her coach last week at the Evian Championship, where she tied for 37th and she added: “The way I’m playing, I’ve only dropped one shot so far this week and I feel like I’m playing well. You can never know what the other people are going to do but the scores are out there. A nine-under could happen tomorrow. All I need to do is bring my A game and we’ll see what happens.”

The Ladies European Tour’s all-time record score for 18 holes is 61, 11-under-par, but if there is anyone who could challenge that, then it’s Hedwall.

The Solheim Cup star had nine birdies on her card, but the chances included an 18-inch effort which she missed on the 12th hole and a par on the opening hole.

She said: “I’m playing really good golf at the minute and today I hit it close a lot of times. It’s not often that you can say you shot 62 and left a couple out there. A 59 was definitely possible today and it just felt awesome to be honest.

“I needed to birdie the last four to get to 59 and the last three are probably the toughest holes on the course. I was trying, but didn’t make it. I’m still really happy with minus nine. Anne is playing unbelievably well and that’s probably what’s necessary tomorrow to catch her. I feel really good about my game and if I can pull off two 62s in a row, that would be incredible.”

Buhai, who is also looking to become the first multiple winner on the LET this season, is in contention after a round containing eight birdies.

She said: “I’m playing really well and every day is just getting a little bit better. I found something on the range on Wednesday and I’m trying to improve every day. It was stress-free golf out there. I think I’m going to have to have something better than today to win as Anne is playing fantastically well. She’s have to come backwards for one of us to have a chance, I think.”

The final round gets under way at 9.20am local time on Sunday and the leading group of Van Dam, Hedwall and Buhai, start at 11.15am.

Pos. Player To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Anne Van Dam (NED) -20 64 64 65 193
2 Caroline Hedwall (SWE) -15 69 67 62 198
3 Ashleigh Buhai (RSA) -14 69 66 64 199
4 Selin Hyun (KOR) (a) -13 67 69 64 200
4 Thidapa Suwannapura (THA) -13 68 67 65 200
4 Caroline Masson (GER) -13 68 65 67 200
4 Celine Herbin (FRA) -13 62 71 67 200
8 Carlota Ciganda (ESP) -11 70 69 63 202
9 Klara Spilkova (CZE) -10 70 64 69 203
9 Aditi Ashok (IND) -10 66 68 69 203
11 Carly Booth (SCO) -9 65 72 67 204
11 Krista Bakker (FIN) -9 73 68 63 204
13 Jessica Karlsson (SWE) -8 71 69 65 205
13 Azahara Munoz (ESP) -8 67 70 68 205
13 Rebecca Hudson (ENG) -8 67 70 68 205
13 Anna Nordqvist (SWE) -8 70 64 71 205
17 Luna Sobron (ESP) -7 68 71 67 206
17 Pei-Yun Chien (TPE) -7 67 71 68 206
17 Meghan Maclaren (ENG) -7 72 66 68 206
17 Catriona Matthew (SCO) -7 68 69 69 206
17 Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP) -7 69 72 65 206
17 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) -7 68 68 70 206
17 Michele Thomson (SCO) -7 68 67 71 206
17 Isabelle Boineau (FRA) -7 76 66 64 206
17 Carmen Alonso (ESP) -7 67 65 74 206
26 Sandra Gal (GER) -6 70 69 68 207
26 Camilla Lennarth (SWE) -6 70 70 67 207
26 Christine Wolf (AUT) -6 68 71 68 207
26 Johanna Gustavsson (SWE) -6 73 69 65 207
26 Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) -6 70 72 65 207
26 Maha Haddioui (MAR) -6 67 75 65 207
32 Sarah Schober (AUT) -5 71 69 68 208
32 Tonje Daffinrud (NOR) -5 74 66 68 208
32 Madelene Sagstrom (SWE) -5 70 68 70 208
32 Julia Engstrom (SWE) -5 67 70 71 208
32 Amy Boulden (WAL) -5 72 70 66 208
32 Olivia Cowan (GER) -5 67 75 66 208
32 Eleanor Givens (ENG) -5 70 72 66 208
39 Agathe Sauzon (FRA) -4 71 68 70 209
39 Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) -4 70 69 70 209
39 Sarah Nilsson (SWE) -4 67 70 72 209
39 Leticia Ras-anderica (GER) -4 71 70 68 209
39 Becky Morgan (WAL) -4 71 70 68 209
44 Nina Pegova (RUS) -3 70 69 71 210
44 Lucie Andre (FRA) -3 71 68 71 210
44 Trish Johnson (ENG) -3 68 71 71 210
44 Annabel Dimmock (ENG) -3 73 67 70 210
44 Rebecca Artis (AUS) -3 72 69 69 210
44 Felicity Johnson (ENG) -3 72 69 69 210
44 Olafia Kristinsdottir (ISL) -3 72 69 69 210
44 Lina Boqvist (SWE) -3 70 71 69 210
52 Hannah Burke (ENG) -2 69 70 72 211
52 Karoline Lund (NOR) -2 68 68 75 211
54 Katja Pogacar (SLO) -1 69 70 73 212
54 Valentine Derrey (FRA) -1 70 70 72 212
54 Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) -1 73 68 71 212
54 Emma Nilsson (SWE) -1 70 71 71 212
54 Mireia Prat (ESP) -1 68 73 71 212
59 Inci Mehmet (ENG) Par 71 67 75 213
59 Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN) Par 69 72 72 213
59 Beth Allen (USA) Par 70 72 71 213
59 Marita Engzelius (NOR) Par 70 72 71 213
63 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA) 1 70 71 73 214
CUT
63 Sarah Kemp (AUS) 1 70 73 143
63 Holly Clyburn (ENG) 1 72 71 143
63 Noora Komulainen (FIN) 1 69 74 143
63 Kylie Henry (SCO) 1 70 73 143
63 Lynn Carlsson (SWE) 1 72 71 143
63 Sanna Nuutinen (FIN) 1 72 71 143
63 Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 1 72 71 143
63 Charlotte Thompson (ENG) 1 67 76 143
63 Gemma Dryburgh (SCO) 1 71 72 143
63 Isabella Ramsay (SWE) 1 68 75 143
63 Cloe Frankish (ENG) 1 72 71 143
63 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) -20 193
2 Caroline Hedwall (SWE) -15 198
3 Ashleigh Buhai (RSA) -14 199
4 Selin Hyun (KOR) (a) -13 200
4 Thidapa Suwannapura (THA) -13 200
4 Caroline Masson (GER) -13 200
4 Celine Herbin (FRA) -13 200
8 Carlota Ciganda (ESP) -11 202
9 Klara Spilkova (CZE) -10 203
9 Aditi Ashok (IND) -10 203
11 Carly Booth (SCO) -9 204
11 Krista Bakker (FIN) -9 204
13 Jessica Karlsson (SWE) -8 205
13 Azahara Munoz (ESP) -8 205
13 Rebecca Hudson (ENG) -8 205
13 Anna Nordqvist (SWE) -8 205
17 Luna Sobron (ESP) -7 206
17 Pei-Yun Chien (TPE) -7 206
17 Meghan Maclaren (ENG) -7 206
17 Catriona Matthew (SCO) -7 206
17 Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP) -7 206
17 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) -7 206
17 Michele Thomson (SCO) -7 206
17 Isabelle Boineau (FRA) -7 206
17 Carmen Alonso (ESP) -7 206
26 Sandra Gal (GER) -6 207
26 Camilla Lennarth (SWE) -6 207
26 Christine Wolf (AUT) -6 207
26 Johanna Gustavsson (SWE) -6 207
26 Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) -6 207
26 Maha Haddioui (MAR) -6 207
32 Sarah Schober (AUT) -5 208
32 Tonje Daffinrud (NOR) -5 208
32 Madelene Sagstrom (SWE) -5 208
32 Julia Engstrom (SWE) -5 208
32 Amy Boulden (WAL) -5 208
32 Olivia Cowan (GER) -5 208
32 Eleanor Givens (ENG) -5 208
39 Agathe Sauzon (FRA) -4 209
39 Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN) -4 209
39 Sarah Nilsson (SWE) -4 209
39 Leticia Ras-anderica (GER) -4 209
39 Becky Morgan (WAL) -4 209
44 Nina Pegova (RUS) -3 210
44 Lucie Andre (FRA) -3 210
44 Trish Johnson (ENG) -3 210
44 Annabel Dimmock (ENG) -3 210
44 Rebecca Artis (AUS) -3 210
44 Felicity Johnson (ENG) -3 210
44 Olafia Kristinsdottir (ISL) -3 210
44 Lina Boqvist (SWE) -3 210
52 Hannah Burke (ENG) -2 211
52 Karoline Lund (NOR) -2 211
54 Katja Pogacar (SLO) -1 212
54 Valentine Derrey (FRA) -1 212
54 Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) -1 212
54 Emma Nilsson (SWE) -1 212
54 Mireia Prat (ESP) -1 212
59 Inci Mehmet (ENG) Par 213
59 Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN) Par 213
59 Beth Allen (USA) Par 213
59 Marita Engzelius (NOR) Par 213
63 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA) 1 214
CUT Cut Round 2
63 Sarah Kemp (AUS) 1 143
63 Holly Clyburn (ENG) 1 143
63 Noora Komulainen (FIN) 1 143
63 Kylie Henry (SCO) 1 143
63 Lynn Carlsson (SWE) 1 143
63 Sanna Nuutinen (FIN) 1 143
63 Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 1 143
63 Charlotte Thompson (ENG) 1 143
63 Gemma Dryburgh (SCO) 1 143
63 Isabella Ramsay (SWE) 1 143
63 Cloe Frankish (ENG) 1 143
63 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