La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational - R2

Henseleit & Thompson tied for lead heading into the weekend

May 16-19
La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain
€300,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Reserva Club de Sotogrande to share the lead after the second day of the LET’s newest tournament in Spain.

Henseleit & Thompson tied for lead heading into the weekend at La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, © Ladies European Tour
Esther Henseleit, © Ladies European Tour

The duo carded rounds of 72 and 73 respectively in tough conditions to sit on five-under-par in the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, hosted by Annika.

Henseleit, the leading rookie on the LET this season after five top 10 finishes, made birdies on the par-5 sixth and 16th holes and had just two bogeys on her card.

She said: “I think level par was really good, because the wind was crazy and you needed to hit three clubs more than yesterday, so it was tough and I’m happy to be done and happy with my score.


“I really like the challenge, but I think it’s really hard to putt in the wind. If the wind is so strong, then you need to think of it when you’re putting and that’s the most difficult thing. My putter wasn’t that hot, so I hope I can do better on the greens tomorrow.”

Overnight leader Thompson, who shot an opening 66 which included holing a surprise wedge shot for eagle at the par-5 second yesterday, double bogeyed the same hole early on to slip back to four-under-par but fought back with a birdie on the long sixth hole. Although she dropped shots on the seventh and ninth, she recovered her position at the top of the leader board with birdies on holes 13 and 15.

She said afterwards: “You’re going to drop shots around here, especially in this wind. I’m really pleased with the way I dealt with it.

“I’d definitely take that. I didn’t start off well with a double at the second but a huge turning point for me was parring 10, 11 and 12. They are difficult holes today because the wind was from a different direction.”


The duo are one ahead of French pair Celine Herbin and Camille Chevalier, who both shot 70s on a day when only six players carded sub par rounds.

Former French Open champion Herbin said: “It was a slow start with a double bogey but the conditions were very tough and you needed a lot of patience. I was plus two after nine holes and had a three-putt on my 10th, so I was plus three and then after that, I don’t know what happened, but the birdies arrived. I had five birdies in the last eight holes to finish on minus two. It was obviously good to finish under par in those conditions. Just one bad swing on the first hole and then after that I played great.

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“I spent at least two or three winters practising at a course just next to here, so I’m definitely used to the wind. I’ve also practised often in the north of Spain, which is also very windy, so my game suits the wind quite well.”

Germany’s Olivia Cowan (73) lies in fifth place, with the local crowd favourite Maria Parra (74), fellow Spaniard Carmen Alonso (70) and Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall (70) tied for sixth on two-under-par.

Hedwall is trying to qualify for a fourth Solheim Cup appearance and played with Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew. The fiery Swede, a member of two winning teams in 2011 and 2013, said: “I tried to just focus on this tournament, because my ideal goal is to play myself on the team anyway and not rely on a pick. I try to focus on playing well and getting points, so I can get up the rankings.

“I had a couple of good breaks in the beginning and it was unfortunate to finish with a double but I’m in contention for the weekend and that was my plan for the first two days, so I’m happy.

“It’s a tough course, especially with this wind, so it’s been a good challenge, but two under today is a good score. It was hard to make birdies and I managed to make four birdies and an eagle.”


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
-5
66
73
139
1
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-5
67
72
139
3
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
-4
70
70
140
3
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-4
70
70
140
5
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-3
68
73
141
6
Maria Parra (ESP)
-2
68
74
142
6
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-2
72
70
142
6
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-2
72
70
142
9
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
-1
74
69
143
10
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
Par
71
73
144
11
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
1
71
74
145
11
Gemma Clews (ENG)
1
68
77
145
11
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
1
70
75
145
11
Nina Pegova (RUS)
1
73
72
145
15
Hannah Burke (ENG)
2
68
78
146
15
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
2
73
73
146
15
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
68
78
146
15
Becky Morgan (WAL)
2
72
74
146
15
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
2
73
73
146
15
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
2
72
74
146
15
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
2
75
71
146
15
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
2
74
72
146
23
Kim Metraux (SUI)
3
72
75
147
23
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
3
70
77
147
23
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
3
73
74
147
23
Liz Young (ENG)
3
72
75
147
23
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
3
70
77
147
28
Silvia Banon (ESP)
4
73
75
148
28
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
4
74
74
148
28
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
4
72
76
148
28
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
4
71
77
148
28
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
4
73
75
148
28
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
4
76
72
148
28
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
71
77
148
28
Carly Booth (SCO)
4
71
77
148
36
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
5
77
72
149
36
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
5
74
75
149
36
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
5
70
79
149
36
Manon Gidali (FRA)
5
69
80
149
36
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
5
73
76
149
36
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
5
71
78
149
36
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
5
72
77
149
43
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
6
72
78
150
43
Luna Sobron (ESP)
6
72
78
150
43
Elia Folch (ESP)
6
71
79
150
43
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
6
73
77
150
43
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
76
74
150
43
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
6
74
76
150
43
Mariell Bruun (NOR)
6
72
78
150
43
Sofie Bringner (SWE)
6
76
74
150
43
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
78
72
150
43
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
6
71
79
150
53
Maria Beautell (ESP)
7
76
75
151
53
Karolin Lampert (GER)
7
73
78
151
53
Michele Thomson (SCO)
7
77
74
151
53
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
7
74
77
151
53
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
7
74
77
151
53
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
7
76
75
151
53
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
7
76
75
151
53
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
7
77
74
151
53
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
7
74
77
151
53
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
7
74
77
151
53
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
7
72
79
151
53
Diksha Dagar (IND)
7
75
76
151
53
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
7
74
77
151
CUT
66
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
8
77
75
152
66
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
8
74
78
152
66
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
8
77
75
152
66
Maria Palacios (PER)
8
78
74
152
66
Justine Dreher (FRA)
8
76
76
152
66
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
8
74
78
152
66
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
8
77
75
152
66
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
8
75
77
152
66
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
8
75
77
152
66
Tvesa Malik (IND)
8
76
76
152
66
Savannah Vilaubi (USA)
8
75
77
152
66
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
8
76
76
152
78
Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
9
76
77
153
78
Beth Allen (USA)
9
74
79
153
78
Natasha Fear (ESP)
9
76
77
153
78
Mireia Prat (ESP)
9
76
77
153
78
Filippa Moerk (SWE)
9
75
78
153
78
Anna Zanusso (ITA) (a)
9
74
79
153
78
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
9
78
75
153
78
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
9
76
77
153
78
Krista Bakker (FIN)
9
75
78
153
87
Isabella Deilert (SWE)
10
77
77
154
87
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
10
73
81
154
87
Emma Grechi (FRA)
10
73
81
154
87
Manon Molle (FRA)
10
76
78
154
87
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
10
75
79
154
87
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
10
79
75
154
93
Manuela Carbajo Re (ARG)
11
78
77
155
93
Diana Luna (ITA)
11
75
80
155
93
Amanda Jakobsson (SWE)
11
78
77
155
93
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
11
78
77
155
93
Lauren Horsford (ENG)
11
76
79
155
93
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
11
77
78
155
93
Manon De Roey (BEL)
11
83
72
155
100
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
12
81
75
156
100
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
12
76
80
156
100
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
12
79
77
156
100
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
12
75
81
156
100
Christine Wolf (AUT)
12
76
80
156
105
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
13
74
83
157
105
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
13
81
76
157
105
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
13
76
81
157
105
Kum-Kang Park (KOR) (a)
13
75
82
157
109
Astha Madan (IND)
14
78
80
158
109
Pasqualle Coffa (NED)
14
75
83
158
111
Jane Turner (SCO)
15
81
78
159
112
Sian Evans (ENG)
16
76
84
160
112
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
16
81
79
160
112
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
16
83
77
160
112
Ana Menendez (MEX)
16
75
85
160
116
Laura Murray (SCO)
17
83
78
161
116
Amy Walsh (AUS)
17
80
81
161
118
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
19
80
83
163
119
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
20
79
85
164
119
Niina Liias (FIN)
20
83
81
164
119
Vikki Laing (SCO)
20
80
84
164
122
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
22
85
81
166
123
Rachael Taylor (SCO)
23
82
85
167
124
Georgia Coughlin (ENG)
85
WDN
WDN
124
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
77
WDN
WDN
126
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
87
RTD
RTD