Jabra Ladies Open - R1

MacLaren and Roussin-Bouchard take opening lead at Evian Golf Club

May 23-25
Evian Resort Golf Club, Évian-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, France
€150,000
Co-sanction: LETAS
Round 2, Round 3


England’s Meghan MacLaren and French amateur Pauline Roussin-Bouchard hold a one-shot lead after the first round of the Jabra Ladies Open, played in beautiful, warm and sunny conditions at Evian Resort Golf Club.

Jabra Ladies Open - MacLaren and Roussin-Bouchard take opening lead at Evian Golf Club
Meghan MacLaren, © Ladies European Tour

The pair fired matching three-under-par 68s in the dual ranking event between the Ladies European Tour and its developmental tour, the LET Access Series. The tournament doubles as a qualifier for the Evian Championship, with two spots available for the fourth women’s major of the 2019 season.

It was a real statement of intent from MacLaren, who has already qualified for a second appearance in The Evian courtesy of her victory in the Women’s New South Wales Open.

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The 25-year-old from Rushden, Northants, who has two titles on each of the LET and the LET Access Series, said: “I’m pretty happy because I didn’t start that well so to come back strongly and be at the top of the leader board is pleasing.

“The set-up is longer than it has been in the past for this event, which makes it similar to the championship and that tests us a lot more. It’s nice to play it like this.


“I’m trying to get back to the mindset I was in earlier this year when I was taking things as they came and just figuring out my game piece by piece. I think the last few weeks I’ve been putting a bit more pressure on myself and so this week I’m just relaxing and enjoying it and my golf seems to have improved because of that.”

Roussin-Bouchard’s local knowledge helped her to lay down a marker for the field. The 18-year-old from Toulon, who is the number one French amateur, said: “I know this golf course quite well because I played it quite a lot when I was younger and I played in the Haribo Kids Cup when I was 10, 11 and 12. I also played in the Evian Junior Championship in 2014 and I’m a member here.

“I’d like to qualify for The Evian Championship. I’ve watched it since I was four or five and it has always been a dream, to play in the Evian Championship, so I hope I’ll do it.”

Belgian Manon De Roey, English duo Felicity Johnson and Annabel Dimmock, Norwegian Marita Engzelius and Swede Filippa Moork are one stroke back in a tie for third on two-under-par, while the defending champion Astrid Vayson de Pradenne from France sits in a four-way share of eighth on one-under alongside Scotland’s Michele Thomson and French pair Charlotte Liautier and Emma Grechi.

Two hole-in-ones!


European Solheim Cup player Florentyna Parker made the best possible start to her morning round when she made a hole-in-one using a 5-iron at the 183-yard eighth hole, registering her third ace on the LET in competition and her fourth in total. She previously made aces at the Women’s British Open, the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open and in a practise round for the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

A few hours later, Sarah Nilsson made her first ever hole-in-one at the 16th using a 7 iron from 156 yards/142 metres. What are the chances of having two aces in one day? The last time this happened on the Ladies European Tour was during the final round of the 2016 Ladies European Masters.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-3
68
1
Pauline Roussin Bouchard (FRA) (a)
-3
68
3
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-2
69
3
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-2
69
3
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
-2
69
3
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
-2
69
3
Filippa Moork (SWE)
-2
69
8
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
-1
70
8
Charlotte Liautier (FRA) (a)
-1
70
8
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-1
70
8
Emma Grechi (FRA)
-1
70
12
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
Par
71
12
Olivia Cowan (GER)
Par
71
12
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
Par
71
12
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
Par
71
12
Hannah Burke (ENG)
Par
71
12
Elodie Chapelet (FRA) (a)
Par
71
18
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
1
72
18
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
1
72
18
Silvia Banon (ESP)
1
72
18
Luna Sobron (ESP)
1
72
18
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
1
72
18
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
1
72
18
Elia Folch (ESP)
1
72
18
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
1
72
18
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
1
72
18
Mireia Prat (ESP)
1
72
28
Gala Dumez (FRA) (a)
2
73
28
Anais Meyssonnier (FRA)
2
73
28
Natalia Escuriola Martinez (ESP)
2
73
28
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
2
73
28
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
2
73
28
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
2
73
28
Beth Allen (USA)
2
73
28
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
2
73
28
Ariane Provot (FRA)
2
73
28
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
2
73
28
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
2
73
39
Elena Moosmann (SUI) (a)
3
74
39
Hannah Mccook (SCO)
3
74
39
Maria Palacios (PER)
3
74
39
Kylie Henry (SCO)
3
74
39
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
3
74
39
Marie Fourquier (FRA)
3
74
39
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
3
74
39
Rachel Rossel (SUI)
3
74
39
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
3
74
39
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
3
74
39
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
3
74
39
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
3
74
39
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
3
74
39
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
3
74
39
Karolin Lampert (GER)
3
74
39
Esther Henseleit (GER)
3
74
39
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
3
74
39
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
3
74
57
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
4
75
57
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
4
75
57
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
4
75
57
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
4
75
57
Carly Booth (SCO)
4
75
57
My Leander (SWE)
4
75
57
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
4
75
57
Liz Young (ENG)
4
75
57
Greta Isabella Voelker (GER)
4
75
57
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
4
75
57
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
4
75
57
Alexandra Bonetti (FRA)
4
75
69
Katerina Vlasinova (CZE)
5
76
69
Kerttu Hiltunen (FIN) (a)
5
76
69
Clara Pietri (SUI)
5
76
69
Emilie Piquot (FRA)
5
76
69
Laura Sedda (ITA)
5
76
69
Manon Molle (FRA)
5
76
69
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
5
76
69
Lydia Hall (WAL)
5
76
69
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
5
76
78
Lara Plachetka Pohl (FRA)
6
77
78
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
6
77
78
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
6
77
78
Jane Turner (SCO)
6
77
78
Diksha Dagar (IND)
6
77
78
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
6
77
78
Niina Liias (FIN)
6
77
78
Astha Madan (IND)
6
77
78
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
6
77
78
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
6
77
78
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
6
77
78
Christine Wolf (AUT)
6
77
78
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
6
77
78
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
6
77
78
Ana Menendez (MEX)
6
77
93
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
7
78
93
Krista Bakker (FIN)
7
78
93
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
7
78
93
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
7
78
93
Marion Duvernay (FRA)
7
78
93
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
7
78
93
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
7
78
93
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
7
78
93
Isabella Deilert (SWE)
7
78
102
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
8
79
102
Chloe Williams (WAL)
8
79
102
Therese Nerpin (SWE)
8
79
102
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
8
79
102
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
8
79
102
Candice Mahe (FRA) (a)
8
79
102
Hayley Davis (ENG)
8
79
102
Manon Gidali (FRA)
8
79
102
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
8
79
102
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
8
79
102
Amy Walsh (AUS)
8
79
102
Anastasia Mickan (GER)
8
79
114
Sofie Bringner (SWE)
9
80
114
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
9
80
114
Georgia Price (ENG)
9
80
114
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
9
80
114
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
9
80
114
Caroline Rominger (SUI)
9
80
114
Laura Murray (SCO)
9
80
121
Yvie Chaucheprat (FRA) (a)
10
81
121
Justine Dreher (FRA)
10
81
123
Sian Evans (ENG)
11
82
123
Maria Beautell (ESP)
11
82
123
Stina Resen (NOR)
11
82
123
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
11
82
127
Ines Archer (FRA) (a)
12
83
127
Lucie Andre (FRA)
12
83
129
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
13
84
129
Flora Peuch (FRA)
13
84
129
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
13
84
132
Rachael Goodall (ENG)
14
85