Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open R2

Laura Fuenfstueck takes 3-shot lead

September 26-29
Golf Club de Terramar, Barcelona, Spain
€300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck fired a second consecutive 68 to lead by three at the halfway stage of the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges, near Barcelona.

Mediterranean Ladies Open R2 - Laura Fuenfstueck fired a second consecutive 68 to lead by three at the halfway stage in Sitges, near Barcelona.
Credit: Ladies European Tour

The 24-year-old from Langen quickly built a sizeable lead with four birdies in her first 12 holes but made a solitary bogey on the par-4 14th at Terramar Golf Club.

The second year tour player has posted four top 10 finishes this season – including in her last two Ladies European Tour events – but is yet to earn a breakthrough victory.

Speaking after her round, she said: “I don’t think the two days could have been any more different. Yesterday, I warmed up, had a shank on the range and then had one of the best ball-striking rounds I’ve had this year. Today, I striped it on the range but had to work a bit more on the course. I had 35 putts yesterday and 27 putts today, so it was a bit different, but I’m quite happy.

“I’ve had a pretty good season so far, but I haven’t really put myself in contention. I can’t wait to be in the leading group tomorrow, because that’s what we were talking about two weeks ago. We all work hard to feel the nerves and adrenaline. That’s what we all work for, so I’m very excited.”


Three other players yet to win on tour are a stroke back in a tie for second: Sweden’s Filippa Moork, Germany’s Olivia Cowan and Finland’s Noora Komulainen.

Moork started at the eighth and carded three birdies in four holes in the middle of her round for a 68. Her best finish so far in her rookie year on the Ladies European Tour has been a tie for 12th in the Jabra Ladies Open and she said: “I’m feeling more confident with every round I play out here, so this could be my tournament.”

Komulainen also signed for a bogey-free 68, while Cowan managed two birdies and a bogey in a 69.

The experienced Spanish duo Carlota Ciganda and Beatriz Recari are tied for fifth with Sweden’s Emma Nilsson, four shots from the lead.

World number 12 Ciganda, a Solheim Cup winner at Gleneagles a fortnight ago, overcame two early bogeys with five birdies in a 68.

She said: “I had a hesitant start, but from there I played much better than yesterday, with five birdies and that gives me confidence for what is coming.”

Recari, a member of the victorious 2013 European Solheim Cup team, had a second successive 70. She hasn’t played since June due to illness but said she feels that she has won already. “I continue step by step, without expectations, because I haven’t played in three months and that is a long time for me. I don’t press and the results are coming, so I don’t even think about tomorrow.”


The shot of the day belonged to Australian Whitney Hillier, who made a hole-in-one at the par-3 17th hole. She signed for a 66 and finished the day in a share of eighth place.

Whitney said: “I hit a really solid 5-iron. It looked good all the way but I couldn’t see it. I had to wait until the cameraman put his hand up and then I could celebrate.”

She has Premier League referee Mike Dean on the bag for the first time this week and added: “We are really good friends and he asked if I wanted a caddie for the week and I said, ‘Why not?’ He’s a great guy and we’ve had a lot of fun.”


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
-6
68
68
136
2
Filippa Moork (SWE)
-3
71
68
139
2
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-3
70
69
139
2
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
-3
71
68
139
5
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
-2
70
70
140
5
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-2
74
66
140
5
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-2
72
68
140
8
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
-1
71
70
141
8
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-1
74
67
141
8
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-1
75
66
141
8
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-1
70
71
141
8
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
-1
71
70
141
8
Lydia Hall (WAL)
-1
73
68
141
8
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
-1
71
70
141
15
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
Par
72
70
142
15
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
Par
71
71
142
15
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
Par
72
70
142
15
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
Par
72
70
142
15
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
Par
71
71
142
15
Manon De Roey (BEL)
Par
71
71
142
15
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
Par
69
73
142
22
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
1
72
71
143
22
Christine Wolf (AUT)
1
75
68
143
22
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
1
73
70
143
22
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
1
71
72
143
26
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
2
72
72
144
26
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
2
73
71
144
26
Liz Young (ENG)
2
75
69
144
26
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
2
72
72
144
26
Beth Allen (USA)
2
68
76
144
26
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
2
70
74
144
32
Sarah Schober (AUT)
3
72
73
145
32
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
3
74
71
145
32
Manon Molle (FRA)
3
75
70
145
32
Luna Sobron (ESP)
3
72
73
145
32
Krista Bakker (FIN)
3
70
75
145
32
Tvesa Malik (IND)
3
73
72
145
32
Marta Llorca (ESP) (a)
3
72
73
145
39
Carly Booth (SCO)
4
75
71
146
39
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
4
70
76
146
39
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
4
75
71
146
39
Becky Morgan (WAL)
4
73
73
146
39
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
4
75
71
146
39
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
4
74
72
146
39
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
4
76
70
146
39
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
4
73
73
146
39
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
4
72
74
146
39
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
4
77
69
146
39
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
4
71
75
146
39
Mariell Bruun (NOR)
4
75
71
146
51
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
5
75
72
147
51
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
5
73
74
147
51
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
5
73
74
147
51
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
5
75
72
147
51
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
5
74
73
147
51
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
5
75
72
147
51
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
5
68
79
147
51
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
5
72
75
147
51
Diksha Dagar (IND)
5
75
72
147
51
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
74
73
147
51
Kylie Henry (SCO)
5
74
73
147
51
Justine Dreher (FRA)
5
73
74
147
CUT
63
Andrea Jonama (ESP)
6
72
76
148
63
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
6
74
74
148
63
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
6
77
71
148
63
Maria Beautell (ESP)
6
74
74
148
63
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
6
74
74
148
63
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
6
74
74
148
63
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
6
73
75
148
70
Sian Evans (ENG)
7
75
74
149
70
Silvia Banon (ESP)
7
78
71
149
70
Marta Martin (ESP)
7
75
74
149
70
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
7
75
74
149
70
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
7
76
73
149
70
Elia Folch (ESP)
7
76
73
149
70
Sofie Bringner (SWE)
7
71
78
149
77
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
8
76
74
150
77
Michele Thomson (SCO)
8
76
74
150
77
Manon Gidali (FRA)
8
76
74
150
77
Gemma Clews (ENG)
8
74
76
150
77
Mireia Prat (ESP)
8
73
77
150
77
Mathilda Cappeliez (FRA)
8
73
77
150
83
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
9
78
73
151
83
Maria Palacios (PER)
9
76
75
151
83
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
9
78
73
151
86
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
10
77
75
152
86
Emilie Piquot (FRA)
10
74
78
152
86
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
10
76
76
152
86
Trish Johnson (ENG)
10
82
70
152
86
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
10
75
77
152
86
Niina Liias (FIN)
10
76
76
152
92
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
11
76
77
153
92
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
11
78
75
153
92
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
11
79
74
153
95
Natalia Escuriola Martinez (ESP)
12
77
77
154
95
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
12
76
78
154
95
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
12
79
75
154
95
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
12
73
81
154
99
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
13
81
74
155
99
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
13
78
77
155
99
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
13
78
77
155
102
Amy Walsh (AUS)
14
81
75
156
102
Leslie Cloots (BEL)
14
79
77
156
102
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
14
76
80
156
105
Minea Blomqvist (FIN)
16
79
79
158
105
Astha Madan (IND)
16
81
77
158
107
Ana Menendez (MEX)
22
83
81
164
108
Diana Luna (ITA)
82
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