Ladies European Tour

Hero Women’s Indian Open 2018

October 18-21

DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India

€300,000

October 18-21

DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India

€300,000

Round 2

Christine Wolf holds a four-stroke lead heading into the weekend

October 19, 2018

Austrian Christine Wolf holds a four-stroke lead at the Hero Women’s Indian Open after firing a second successive 68 in scorching 39C temperatures in Gurugram on Friday.

Christine Wolf holds a four-stroke lead heading into the weekend, © LET

- Ladies European Tour

At eight-under, Wolf is four clear of Thailand’s Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, who carded a level par 72 on the Gary Player Course at DLF Golf and Country Club.

The Thai player was one back before she twice found the water on the par-5 eighth, her penultimate hole, running up a triple bogey eight, but she recovered her nerve to birdie her last hole.

First round leader Tonje Daffinrud from Norway sits in solo third position on three-under after carding a 75. Fellow Norwegian Marianne Skarpnord, Manon Mollé from France and England’s Ellie Givens share fourth on two-under-par, with local player Tvesa Malik the leading Indian in a four-way share of seventh place on one-under-par, alongside Nicole Broch Larsen, Celine Boutier and Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakhul.

Wolf carded the best score of the day. The 29-year-old from Innsbruck three-putted her first hole, but then made seven birdies in a nine-hole stretch from the fifth to the 13th holes to reach 10-under-par.

She dropped two shots coming in, after hitting her approach shot left of the 14th green, before taking another three-putt bogey on the difficult 17th.

Her seven birdies included a tap-in on No.8 and Wolf said: “I hit a lot of greens and hit my iron shots were close, so I gave myself a lot of chances and I really enjoyed it out there. I made a lot of birdies and tried to keep high numbers off the score card. I hit every fairway today. It suits my eye and it’s just fantastic when you walk around here: it’s beautiful.”

India has proved a happy hunting ground for Wolf, who held a four-way share of the lead after the first round at DLF in 2016, ending in a tie for 11th position. She also finished 20th in 2015.

Coming into the penultimate tournament of the 2018 Ladies European Tour season in 15th position on the order of merit after 3 top-10 finishes, she would like to move up a few places, but said: “I’m just enjoying it. We have one-and-a-half events left this year, so I want to make the most of it. On this course, you don’t want to get ahead of yourself, so I’m going to take it one step at a time.”

The 2012 Crete Ladies Open winner on the LET Access Series added: “Anything can happen if you just miss one shot, so there are still 36 holes to go. Of course, it’s nice to have a big lead, but you can’t get comfortable out here. Every shot you hit, you have to be patient and try and keep it in play.”

Thanapolboonyaras wasn’t the only player to run up a big score down the stretch. Daffinrud also made a triple bogey, on the par-4 14th, where she hit her approach beyond the green and took five more strokes to get down.

“I was on it and on schedule, but I made a triple bogey on number 14 and that kind of crushed my plan,” she said. “After that, it was a struggle to make birdies and I was still kind of upset and trying to let go. Overall I did play pretty well and I have to focus on that. That can happen on this course, that you end up having a crazy hole and that’s what happened to me. I had a triple bogey and I shot plus three, but I’m still pretty positive about my game.”

A two-time winner on the LET Access Series in 2014, an injury to her left wrist took Daffinrud out for the best part of two seasons, in 2015 and 2017. She now limits her practise time and wears strapping as a precaution.

She explained: “I came out of the LET Access Series and got my card on the Ladies European Tour in 2015, my rookie year. I was injured in my wrist in the Spring and it took me out for five months. It was a stress fracture in my wrist. I didn’t need surgery and I initially had to take six weeks off but it ended up being five months.

“It was a struggle in my rookie year. I had momentum and I felt really solid and then I lost five months of practice. The wrist has been fine but then it got worse again last year so I had to take a few months off last season as well.

“This year, it feels way stronger. I’m practising much smarter. I’m not hitting the same shot for two hours straight. I try to break up my practise, hit target shots and take breaks to be precautionary with my wrist. I strap it up to do what I can, not because it’s really a problem right now. It has been, but today I feel good.”

Malik, who won a domestic tour event on the DLF Course a month ago, mixed four birdies with three bogeys for a 71.

She said: “I’m disappointed with today, I feel I could have finished much better, I had a lot of good chances for birdies specially in the last 4-5 holes but I could not convert. My game has been good so hopefully tomorrow and day after will be better. I started really good with two birdies on the 10th and 11th, had another birdie on the 16th but after that I just missed a lot of birdies.

“I’m set to go to LET Q school in December and I’m happy with my game. In this event, it’s good to see yourself competing against the players you want to compete with. I think it is a good step towards Q school. It’s about getting into your comfort zone, being comfortable with different courses, playing against players who are great. My game is there, I just need to do it consistently and in situations where it’s needed.”

The Hero Women’s Indian Open continues this weekend, with live television coverage and streaming available on the LET Facebook page on Saturday and Sunday.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-8
68
68
136
2
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
-4
68
72
140
3
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-3
66
75
141
4
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-2
68
74
142
4
Manon Molle (FRA)
-2
72
70
142
4
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
-2
71
71
142
7
Tvesa Malik (IND)
-1
72
71
143
7
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-1
74
69
143
7
Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul (THA)
-1
72
71
143
7
Celine Boutier (FRA)
-1
72
71
143
11
Becky Morgan (WAL)
Par
72
72
144
11
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
Par
73
71
144
11
Rosie Davies (ENG)
Par
71
73
144
11
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
Par
72
72
144
11
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
Par
72
72
144
16
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
1
69
76
145
16
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
1
73
72
145
16
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
1
73
72
145
16
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
1
76
69
145
16
Jen Goh (SIN) (a)
1
74
71
145
16
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
1
70
75
145
16
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
1
75
70
145
16
Hannah Burke (ENG)
1
75
70
145
16
Supamas Sangchan (THA)
1
74
71
145
16
Olivia Cowan (GER)
1
71
74
145
16
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
1
71
74
145
27
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
2
69
77
146
27
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
2
69
77
146
27
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (THA)
2
71
75
146
30
Beth Allen (USA)
3
70
77
147
30
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
3
74
73
147
30
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
3
72
75
147
30
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
3
75
72
147
30
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
3
72
75
147
30
Silvia Banon (ESP)
3
70
77
147
36
Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng (THA)
4
74
74
148
36
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
4
73
75
148
36
Vikki Laing (SCO)
4
74
74
148
36
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
4
72
76
148
36
Liz Young (ENG)
4
73
75
148
36
A Hyeon Kim (KOR)
4
75
73
148
36
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
4
72
76
148
43
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
5
71
78
149
43
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
5
74
75
149
43
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
5
75
74
149
43
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
5
79
70
149
43
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
75
74
149
43
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
5
77
72
149
43
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
5
75
74
149
43
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
5
72
77
149
51
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
6
72
78
150
51
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
74
76
150
51
Sarah Schober (AUT)
6
71
79
150
51
Pranavi Urs (IND) (a)
6
76
74
150
51
Sophie Walker (ENG)
6
73
77
150
51
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
6
77
73
150
51
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
6
78
72
150
51
Vani Kapoor (IND)
6
77
73
150
51
Justine Dreher (FRA)
6
77
73
150
51
Astha Madan (IND)
6
75
75
150
61
Sifat Sagoo (IND) (a)
7
72
79
151
61
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
7
78
73
151
61
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
7
76
75
151
61
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
7
72
79
151
61
Natasha Fear (ESP)
7
77
74
151
61
Lucie Andre (FRA)
7
73
78
151
61
Diksha Dagar (IND) (a)
7
75
76
151
61
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
7
73
78
151
61
Munchin Keh (NZL)
7
73
78
151
61
Ainil Bakar (MAS)
7
80
71
151
CUT Cut Round 2
F *
71
Ana Menendez (MEX)
8
79
73
152
71
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
8
80
72
152
73
Gursimar Badwal (IND)
9
75
78
153
73
Anika Varma (IND) (a)
9
79
74
153
73
Afshan Fatima (IND)
9
72
81
153
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
9
75
78
153
73
Mireia Prat (ESP)
9
78
75
153
73
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
9
72
81
153
73
Karoline Lund (NOR)
9
76
77
153
73
Siddhi Kapoor (IND)
9
75
78
153
81
Michele Thomson (SCO)
10
80
74
154
81
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
10
73
81
154
81
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
10
78
76
154
81
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
10
79
75
154
81
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
10
75
79
154
81
Ayaka Nakayama (JPN)
10
76
78
154
81
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
10
79
75
154
81
Maria Beautell (ESP)
10
79
75
154
89
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
11
75
80
155
89
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
11
76
79
155
89
Tiranan Yoopan (THA)
11
77
78
155
89
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
11
80
75
155
89
Manon De Roey (BEL)
11
78
77
155
94
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
77
79
156
95
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
13
85
72
157
95
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
13
80
77
157
95
Carly Booth (SCO)
13
79
78
157
95
Amandeep Drall (IND)
13
76
81
157
95
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
13
78
79
157
95
Caroline Martens (NOR)
13
77
80
157
95
Krista Bakker (FIN)
13
83
74
157
102
Victoria Lovelady (BRA)
14
74
84
158
102
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
14
79
79
158
102
Khushi Khanijau (IND)
14
77
81
158
102
Seher Atwal (IND) (a)
14
78
80
158
106
Anais Meyssonnier (FRA)
15
78
81
159
106
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
15
77
82
159
108
Kyle Roig (USA)
16
79
81
160
108
Maria Palacios (ESP)
16
80
80
160
110
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
17
80
81
161
110
Saraporn Chamchoi (THA)
17
77
84
161
112
Sonam Chugh (IND)
18
77
85
162
113
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
23
86
81
167
114
Madelene Stavnar (NOR)
24
85
83
168
115
Suchitra Ramesh (IND)
-
RTD
RTD
RTD
115
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
-
83
RTD
RTD
115
Laura Sedda (ITA)
-
88
RTD
RTD
115
Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang (THA)
-
89
RTD
RTD
115
Amy Walsh (AUS)
-
90
RTD
RTD
115
Manon Gidali (FRA)
-
97
RTD
RTD
Pos.
Player
To Par
R2
Total
1
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-8
68
136
2
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
-4
72
140
3
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-3
75
141
4
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-2
74
142
4
Manon Molle (FRA)
-2
70
142
4
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
-2
71
142
7
Tvesa Malik (IND)
-1
71
143
7
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-1
69
143
7
Kanphanitnan Muangkhumsakul (THA)
-1
71
143
7
Celine Boutier (FRA)
-1
71
143
11
Becky Morgan (WAL)
Par
72
144
11
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
Par
71
144
11
Rosie Davies (ENG)
Par
73
144
11
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
Par
72
144
11
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
Par
72
144
16
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
1
76
145
16
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
1
72
145
16
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
1
72
145
16
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
1
69
145
16
Jen Goh (SIN) (a)
1
71
145
16
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
1
75
145
16
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
1
70
145
16
Hannah Burke (ENG)
1
70
145
16
Supamas Sangchan (THA)
1
71
145
16
Olivia Cowan (GER)
1
74
145
16
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
1
74
145
27
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
2
77
146
27
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
2
77
146
27
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (THA)
2
75
146
30
Beth Allen (USA)
3
77
147
30
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
3
73
147
30
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
3
75
147
30
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
3
72
147
30
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
3
75
147
30
Silvia Banon (ESP)
3
77
147
36
Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng (THA)
4
74
148
36
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
4
75
148
36
Vikki Laing (SCO)
4
74
148
36
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
4
76
148
36
Liz Young (ENG)
4
75
148
36
A Hyeon Kim (KOR)
4
73
148
36
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
4
76
148
43
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
5
78
149
43
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
5
75
149
43
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
5
74
149
43
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
5
70
149
43
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
74
149
43
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
5
72
149
43
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
5
74
149
43
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
5
77
149
51
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
6
78
150
51
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
76
150
51
Sarah Schober (AUT)
6
79
150
51
Pranavi Urs (IND) (a)
6
74
150
51
Sophie Walker (ENG)
6
77
150
51
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
6
73
150
51
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
6
72
150
51
Vani Kapoor (IND)
6
73
150
51
Justine Dreher (FRA)
6
73
150
51
Astha Madan (IND)
6
75
150
61
Sifat Sagoo (IND) (a)
7
79
151
61
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
7
73
151
61
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
7
75
151
61
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
7
79
151
61
Natasha Fear (ESP)
7
74
151
61
Lucie Andre (FRA)
7
78
151
61
Diksha Dagar (IND) (a)
7
76
151
61
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
7
78
151
61
Munchin Keh (NZL)
7
78
151
61
Ainil Bakar (MAS)
7
71
151
CUT Cut Round 2
F *
71
Ana Menendez (MEX)
8
73
152
71
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
8
72
152
73
Gursimar Badwal (IND)
9
78
153
73
Anika Varma (IND) (a)
9
74
153
73
Afshan Fatima (IND)
9
81
153
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
9
78
153
73
Mireia Prat (ESP)
9
75
153
73
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
9
81
153
73
Karoline Lund (NOR)
9
77
153
73
Siddhi Kapoor (IND)
9
78
153
81
Michele Thomson (SCO)
10
74
154
81
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
10
81
154
81
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
10
76
154
81
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
10
75
154
81
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
10
79
154
81
Ayaka Nakayama (JPN)
10
78
154
81
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
10
75
154
81
Maria Beautell (ESP)
10
75
154
89
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
11
80
155
89
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
11
79
155
89
Tiranan Yoopan (THA)
11
78
155
89
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
11
75
155
89
Manon De Roey (BEL)
11
77
155
94
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
79
156
95
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
13
72
157
95
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
13
77
157
95
Carly Booth (SCO)
13
78
157
95
Amandeep Drall (IND)
13
81
157
95
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
13
79
157
95
Caroline Martens (NOR)
13
80
157
95
Krista Bakker (FIN)
13
74
157
102
Victoria Lovelady (BRA)
14
84
158
102
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
14
79
158
102
Khushi Khanijau (IND)
14
81
158
102
Seher Atwal (IND) (a)
14
80
158
106
Anais Meyssonnier (FRA)
15
81
159
106
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
15
82
159
108
Kyle Roig (USA)
16
81
160
108
Maria Palacios (ESP)
16
80
160
110
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
17
81
161
110
Saraporn Chamchoi (THA)
17
84
161
112
Sonam Chugh (IND)
18
85
162
113
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
23
81
167
114
Madelene Stavnar (NOR)
24
83
168
115
Suchitra Ramesh (IND)
-
RTD
RTD
115
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
-
RTD
RTD
115
Laura Sedda (ITA)
-
RTD
RTD
115
Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang (THA)
-
RTD
RTD
115
Amy Walsh (AUS)
-
RTD
RTD
115
Manon Gidali (FRA)
-
RTD
RTD