La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational - R3

Hedwall grabs lead in Spain

May 16-19
La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain
€300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Caroline Hedwall took control on a sunny and breezy day at the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, posting a third round of 70 to lead by one over Céline Herbin and Esther Henseleit.

Hedwall grabs lead in La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, © Ladies European Tour
© Ladies European Tour

With a five-under-par total, the 30-year-old Swede has her sights set on a seventh Ladies European Tour title, a place in the Evian Championship and a fourth Solheim Cup appearance. A top 10 finish following tomorrow’s final round will see her into the top three places on the European Cup rankings, while a win will move her to the top of the list.

Playing in 23C and a howling wind gusting at 20 miles per hour, Hedwall carded three birdies and a solitary bogey on Saturday.

“I had a good chance on numbers three and five and didn’t make them and then I two-putted for birdie on number six. Then I made a decent putt on the seventh and hit it close on nine. It was more about me getting close for birdie opportunities than getting on a run, but it was nice,” said Hedwall.


“I bogeyed the 10th and on 16, I was just short of the green and I mis-read the chip and it ended up in the bunker behind but it was a good up and down so I was really happy with that par. I was just trying to be in a good position going into the last day and I achieved that.

“I wouldn’t say that it was comfortable playing in the windy conditions, because it was challenging, but I’m very happy with my game. I created a lot of birdie opportunities so I’m looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully I can put in another good round,” said Hedwall, whose last win on tour came at the 2018 Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Médoc.

Another former French Open winner, Herbin, who won in 2015 at Golf du Chantaco, had a 73 to sit one back from the lead. She said: “Obviously it was quite tough and there was a little bit less wind than yesterday but it was still difficult to make good decisions and I had more problems on the greens with 35 putts instead of 29 yesterday, which made a big difference. I hit the ball well and had good feelings with my long game so hopefully I can get a hot putter tomorrow.”

Meanwhile Henseleit, the leading first year professional on the LET, held a two-stroke lead after 11 holes but slipped one behind into joint second with a 74.

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She went out in one-under but then made four bogeys in a row from the 12th followed by a birdie from four metres on the short 17th.

She said: “I was struggling a bit with my putter and then my irons weren’t that good on those holes, so bogeys were alright and I had a good birdie and a solid par to finish.”

Spain’s Maria Parra kept hopes of a home victory alive with a 72 to sit two shots off the lead and share fourth place with Frenchwoman Camille Chevalier.

England’s Ellie Givens lies in sixth on one-under, with Spain’s Carmen Alonso, Sweden’s Daniela Holmqvist and Germany’s Olivia Cowan tied for seventh on level par. England’s Charlotte Thompson, the joint halfway leader, carded a third round 78, which included back-to-back triple bogeys on holes 10 and 11 and she slipped back to 10th on one-over-par, six shots adrift heading into the final round.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-4
72
70
70
212
2
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-3
70
70
73
213
2
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-3
67
72
74
213
4
Maria Parra (ESP)
-2
68
74
72
214
4
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
-2
70
70
74
214
6
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
-1
73
73
69
215
7
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
Par
70
75
71
216
7
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
Par
72
70
74
216
7
Olivia Cowan (GER)
Par
68
73
75
216
10
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
1
66
73
78
217
11
Kylie Henry (SCO)
2
71
77
70
218
11
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
2
74
74
70
218
11
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
2
75
71
72
218
11
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
2
71
73
74
218
15
Carly Booth (SCO)
3
71
77
71
219
15
Liz Young (ENG)
3
72
75
72
219
15
Luna Sobron (ESP)
3
72
78
69
219
15
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
3
74
69
76
219
19
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
4
72
76
72
220
19
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
4
73
76
71
220
19
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
4
70
77
73
220
19
Gemma Clews (ENG)
4
68
77
75
220
19
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
4
71
74
75
220
24
Manon Gidali (FRA)
5
69
80
72
221
24
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
5
74
72
75
221
24
Lydia Hall (WAL)
5
76
74
71
221
24
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
5
74
76
71
221
24
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
5
68
78
75
221
24
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
5
71
79
71
221
30
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
6
73
75
74
222
30
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
6
71
77
74
222
30
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
6
74
77
71
222
30
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
6
74
77
71
222
34
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
7
70
77
76
223
34
Kim Metraux (SUI)
7
72
75
76
223
36
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
8
73
77
74
224
36
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
8
72
74
78
224
36
Sofie Bringner (SWE)
8
76
74
74
224
36
Hannah Burke (ENG)
8
68
78
78
224
36
Diksha Dagar (IND)
8
75
76
73
224
41
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
9
76
72
77
225
41
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
9
74
75
76
225
41
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
9
71
78
76
225
41
Becky Morgan (WAL)
9
72
74
79
225
41
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
9
73
73
79
225
41
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
9
78
72
75
225
41
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
9
74
77
74
225
41
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
9
74
77
74
225
49
Silvia Banon (ESP)
10
73
75
78
226
49
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
10
74
77
75
226
49
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
10
72
79
75
226
52
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
11
70
79
78
227
52
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
11
72
77
78
227
52
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
11
72
78
77
227
52
Karolin Lampert (GER)
11
73
78
76
227
56
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
12
73
74
81
228
56
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
71
79
78
228
56
Nina Pegova (RUS)
12
73
72
83
228
56
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
12
76
75
77
228
56
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
12
76
75
77
228
61
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
13
77
72
80
229
61
Maria Beautell (ESP)
13
76
75
78
229
63
Michele Thomson (SCO)
16
77
74
81
232
63
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
16
77
74
81
232
65
Mariell Bruun (NOR)
18
72
78
84
234
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