Hero Women's Indian Open R3

Christine Wolf fires 67 to take lead in India

October 03-06
DLF Golf & Country Club,Gurgaon, India
$500,000, Round
Round 1, Round 2 , Round 4


Christine Wolf broke out of the chasing pack with a brilliant five-under-par 67 in the third round of the Hero Women’s Indian Open to take a one stroke lead into the final round at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram on eight-under-par.

Hero Womens Indian R3 - Christine Wolf takes lead
Credit: Ladies European Tour

Having cruelly lost out on the title in last year’s final round, after she hit her third shot into the lake short of the 18th green to run up a double bogey seven and lose by two shots to Becky Morgan, the 30-year-old Austrian will be determined to make amends for that loss tomorrow.

The 18th proved to be her nemesis last year, as she was also leading in the third round before she twice found the water hitting to the ultimate green, running up a quadruple bogey nine.

Whilst some might have crumbled after the disappointment, she has used the experience to grow stronger mentally and so far this week, has played the hole in one-under-par, finishing with a superb birdie on Saturday.

She said: “From the start of the season I was just thinking, ‘I can’t wait to be in India’, just because I feel, I don’t know, I mean… Becky played really well last year, but I feel I played well on 17 holes every day. I just enjoy coming here and I guess the course suits my eye.

“It took me a while (to get over the heartache). I don’t know how long exactly, but it just kept coming up. It was mostly at the start of the season, but not anymore.

“My caddie keeps talking about it, so it’s sort of there, but I’ve practised a lot, especially those shots, and I’ve been hitting my wedges really well the last few days.”

Wolf birdied the fourth, 11th, 12th, 17th and 18th and said: “I played well and made some good putts for birdie and a really good save on eight for a par, which kept me going. I really enjoyed it out there.”

The first round co-leader, Meghan MacLaren, shot 69 and is one stroke behind after registering five birdies and two bogeys in her round.

She said: “I’m right there at the top of the leader board and I can’t complain too much.

“I played pretty solid and felt like I was somewhere in between the first and second rounds. I had to grind at times, which I did and I also hit some really good iron shots and holed some putts. I left a few out there but overall did things well.”

Halfway leader Whitney Hillier of Australia and Marianne Skarpnord from Norway are two shots off the pace in a share of third after rounds of 71 and 72 respectively, while fellow Norwegian Tonje Daffinrud sits in fifth.

Thailand’s Trichat Cheenglab is sixth, while Manon De Roey and Emma Nilsson are tied for seventh.

Teenager Anika Varma, 15, carded a 67 to move into a share of ninth place with fellow Indian Tvesa Malik, England’s Cloe Frankish and the 2017 champion Camille Chevalier from France.

Varma is making her third appearance in the championship but this is the first year that she has made the cut. A record 10 Indian players made the cut this year.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-8
73
68
67
208
2
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-7
67
73
69
209
3
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-6
68
71
71
210
3
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-6
67
71
72
210
5
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
-5
73
70
68
211
6
Trichat Cheenglab (THA)
-4
73
71
68
212
7
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-2
71
74
69
214
7
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-2
70
73
71
214
9
Anika Varma (IND) (a)
-1
76
72
67
215
9
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
-1
73
73
69
215
9
Tvesa Malik (IND)
-1
72
72
71
215
12
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
Par
75
74
67
216
12
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
Par
72
76
68
216
12
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
Par
73
73
70
216
12
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
Par
72
72
72
216
12
Vani Kapoor (IND)
Par
74
70
72
216
12
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
Par
74
69
73
216
12
Liz Young (ENG)
Par
68
74
74
216
12
Lydia Hall (WAL)
Par
72
69
75
216
12
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
Par
69
71
76
216
21
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
1
76
73
68
217
21
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
1
71
73
73
217
23
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
2
76
72
70
218
23
Maria Palacios (PER)
2
73
72
73
218
23
Hanee Song (NZL)
2
71
71
76
218
26
Beth Allen (USA)
3
76
71
72
219
26
Nanthikarn Raksachat (THA)
3
74
70
75
219
26
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
3
74
70
75
219
26
Amandeep Drall (IND)
3
72
70
77
219
30
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
4
70
79
71
220
30
Astha Madan (IND)
4
73
75
72
220
30
Chatprapa Siriprakob (THA)
4
73
73
74
220
30
Luiza Altmann (BRA)
4
75
71
74
220
30
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
4
74
67
79
220
35
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
5
76
75
70
221
35
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
5
74
76
71
221
35
Jackie Chulya (THA)
5
74
75
72
221
35
Becky Kay (AUS)
5
70
77
74
221
35
Diksha Dagar (IND)
5
72
73
76
221
35
Chieh Peng (TPE)
5
74
71
76
221
41
Dussavi Soopimjit (THA)
6
73
78
71
222
41
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
6
77
74
71
222
41
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
6
78
73
71
222
41
Silvia Banon (ESP)
6
75
73
74
222
41
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
6
73
74
75
222
46
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
7
75
76
72
223
46
Kylie Henry (SCO)
7
74
77
72
223
48
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
8
72
79
73
224
48
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (THA)
8
74
77
73
224
48
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
77
74
73
224
48
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
8
77
73
74
224
48
Pranavi Urs (IND) (a)
8
71
79
74
224
48
Manon Gidali (FRA)
8
75
75
74
224
48
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
8
70
73
81
224
55
Seher Atwal (IND) (a)
9
74
77
74
225
55
Michele Thomson (SCO)
9
71
78
76
225
55
Punpaka Phuntumabamrung (THA)
9
71
77
77
225
55
Elia Folch (ESP)
9
71
76
78
225
55
Filippa Moork (SWE)
9
75
72
78
225
60
Karolin Lampert (GER)
10
77
74
75
226
60
Jahanvi Bakshi (IND) (a)
10
74
76
76
226
60
Sian Evans (ENG)
10
73
76
77
226
63
Isabella Leung (HKG)
11
74
76
77
227
63
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
11
72
78
77
227
65
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
13
77
74
78
229
65
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
13
78
73
78
229
67
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
14
72
77
81
230
68
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
75
70
DSQ
DSQ
CUT
69
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
8
74
78
152
69
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
8
77
75
152
69
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
8
75
77
152
69
Hitaashee Bakshi (IND) (a)
8
79
73
152
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
9
78
75
153
73
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
9
77
76
153
73
Neha Tripathi (IND)
9
73
80
153
73
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
9
78
75
153
73
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
9
75
78
153
73
Sarah Schober (AUT)
9
76
77
153
79
Paige Lee (USA)
10
82
72
154
79
Kyle Roig (USA)
10
76
78
154
79
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
10
71
83
154
79
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
10
74
80
154
79
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
10
78
76
154
79
Krista Bakker (FIN)
10
81
73
154
79
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
10
73
81
154
79
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
10
80
74
154
87
Gursimar Badwal (IND)
11
75
80
155
87
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
75
80
155
87
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
11
76
79
155
87
Victoria Lovelady (BRA)
11
77
78
155
87
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
11
78
77
155
92
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
12
83
73
156
92
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
12
72
84
156
92
Gemma Clews (ENG)
12
77
79
156
92
Siddhi Kapoor (IND)
12
81
75
156
92
Sneha Singh (IND) (a)
12
77
79
156
92
Manon Molle (FRA)
12
80
76
156
98
Carly Booth (SCO)
13
81
76
157
98
Becky Morgan (WAL)
13
77
80
157
100
Chakansim Kamborn (THA)
14
83
75
158
100
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
14
78
80
158
100
Justine Dreher (FRA)
14
79
79
158
100
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
14
79
79
158
104
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
15
74
85
159
104
Gauri Karhade (IND)
15
79
80
159
104
Breanna Gill (AUS)
15
76
83
159
104
Amelia Lewis (USA)
15
78
81
159
104
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
15
78
81
159
109
Ananya Datar (IND)
16
77
83
160
110
Khushi Khanijau (IND)
17
80
81
161
111
Jyotsana Singh (IND)
18
73
89
162
112
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
19
86
77
163
112
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
19
86
77
163
114
Smriti Mehra (IND)
20
79
85
164
114
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
20
80
84
164
116
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
80
RTD
RTD
116
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
79
RTD
RTD
116
Afshan Fatima (IND)
91
RTD
RTD
116
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
RTD
RTD
RTD
116
Ana Menendez (MEX)
90
RTD
RTD