Ladies European Tour

Lacoste Ladies Open de France 2018

September 06-09

Golf du Medoc, Chateaux Course, Le Pian Médoc, France

€275,000

September 06-09

Golf du Medoc, Chateaux Course, Le Pian Médoc, France

€275,000

Round 2

Nicole Garcia and Nanna Koerstz Madsen tied for lead heading into the weekend

September 07, 2018

South African Nicole Garcia and Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark share the lead after the second round of the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf du Médoc.

Nicole Garcia and Nanna Koerstz Madsen tied for lead heading into the weekend

Garcia posted a two-under-par 69 in ideal conditions to set the target at eight-under and was later joined by Madsen, who had a six-under 65, the joint lowest score of the day.

A maiden Ladies European Tour victory for Garcia would see her into The Evian Championship next week, while Madsen is already qualified and looking for her second win on the LET after the 2016 Tipsport Masters in Pilsen.

The pair lead by one ahead of the overnight leader Julia Engstrom, with the powerful hitter Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands a stroke further back. Scotland’s Carly Booth is tied for fifth with Australian Sarah Kemp, Sweden’s Lynn Carlsson and Marion Ricordeau from France.

Garcia, 27, from Johannesburg, said: “I didn’t hit the ball as well as yesterday, but yesterday I hit it unbelievably well, so I didn’t expect to come out and do the same. I was happy with two-under in the end.

“It was a good front nine and a bit of a struggle over the first few holes again, but I managed to get a birdie on the seventh and a chip-in for eagle on the ninth, so that was quite nice.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep it going but I’m happy with the end result. It was nice to get the birdie on 17 because I felt like I needed another one coming in to get a bit of an extra advantage going into tomorrow. I was really happy with the way I finished.”

Koerstz Madsen carded six birdies and said afterwards: “I just didn’t make that many mistakes and a birdie came here and there and I ended up being six-under. It was pretty steady.

“I came in on Wednesday evening and Nicole Broch Larsen, who I travel with, had a bit of trouble with her suitcases so we had to go shopping and we have seen a bit of Bordeaux.”

Rookie professional Engström, who spent the morning catching up on her psychology homework, had a level par round of 71, containing a pair of birdies on the eighth and ninth holes and two bogeys on the 11th and 16th.

The 17-year-old from Halmstad said: “I played very solid but didn’t get the putts to roll in. I still played solid and hopefully they’ll roll in tomorrow. I think for a good round you need everything perfect, like yesterday when I hit 18 greens. Today I hit 16. It was almost the same, but I didn’t roll in the putts and I think that’s the difference. You roll in a few long putts and you get in the flow and that’s important for scoring.

“This is my first year so I’m just learning about being up on the leader board, one shot from the lead. I’m looking forward to the weekend and seeing how far it takes me.”

Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands is on six-under-par after a 67 and felt that her driving and putting were strong, but her approach shots needed to be sharper.

“I’m hitting basically every fairway out there. I don’t have very long irons going into the greens so if I work on that and hole a few more putts, it should be fun,” she said.

Booth, who tied the low round of the day with Koerstz Madsen and Kemp, was upbeat after posting her lowest competitive score on tour since the 2015 Lacoste Ladies Open de France.

She said: “I played solid. I hit 14 out of 14 fairways, missed four greens and had 26 putts, so it was a solid round of golf.

“My golf has not been far away all year; it’s just a little bit of the five inches between the ears. Robbie (my caddie) has been great for me the last couple of days. I’m being confident with what I know I can do and that’s really all it was today with committing to each shot and believing in myself.”

The 2012 Scottish and Swiss Open champion added: “I would love to finish better than 10-under. My last win was 12-under, so I think if I can push past there, then I am not going to be far away.”

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Nicole Garcia
-8
65
69
134
1
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-8
69
65
134
3
Julia Engstrom
-7
64
71
135
4
Anne Van Dam
-6
69
67
136
5
Carly Booth
-5
72
65
137
5
Sarah Kemp
-5
72
65
137
5
Lynn Carlsson
-5
67
70
137
5
Marion Ricordeau
-5
69
68
137
9
Anne-Lise Caudal
-4
67
71
138
9
Isabella Ramsay
-4
69
69
138
9
Stacy Lee Bregman
-4
69
69
138
9
Becky Morgan
-4
69
69
138
9
Christine Wolf
-4
72
66
138
9
Charlotte Thompson
-4
70
68
138
9
Silvia Banon
-4
67
71
138
9
Xi Yu Lin
-4
69
69
138
17
Luna Sobron
-3
68
71
139
17
Amy Boulden
-3
70
69
139
17
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
71
68
139
17
Florentyna Parker
-3
71
68
139
17
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
-3
70
69
139
22
Manon Molle
-2
71
69
140
22
Lee-Anne Pace
-2
74
66
140
22
Celine Herbin
-2
68
72
140
22
Azahara Munoz
-2
72
68
140
22
Caroline Hedwall
-2
69
71
140
22
Leticia Ras-anderica
-2
72
68
140
22
Jessica Karlsson
-2
68
72
140
22
Krista Bakker
-2
69
71
140
30
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels
-1
68
73
141
30
Sarah Schober
-1
74
67
141
30
Kelsey Macdonald
-1
72
69
141
30
Isabelle Boineau
-1
70
71
141
30
Elina Nummenpaa
-1
73
68
141
30
Manon De Roey
-1
68
73
141
30
Cajsa Persson
-1
68
73
141
30
Noora Komulainen
-1
73
68
141
30
Tonje Daffinrud
-1
72
69
141
30
Nicole Broch Larsen
-1
70
71
141
30
Marianne Skarpnord
-1
74
67
141
30
Camilla Lennarth
-1
75
66
141
30
Olivia Cowan
-1
71
70
141
30
Hannah Burke
-1
71
70
141
44
Aditi Ashok
Par
74
68
142
44
Klara Spilkova
Par
75
67
142
44
Marita Engzelius
Par
74
68
142
44
Emma Grechi
Par
69
73
142
44
Hayley Davis
Par
69
73
142
44
Cloe Frankish
Par
72
70
142
44
Karoline Lund
Par
70
72
142
44
Karolin Lampert
Par
72
70
142
44
Lydia Hall
Par
68
74
142
53
Beth Allen
1
75
68
143
53
Michele Thomson
1
71
72
143
53
Chloe Leurquin
1
72
71
143
53
Noemi Jimenez Martin
1
70
73
143
53
Johanna Gustavsson
1
71
72
143
53
Liz Young
1
73
70
143
59
Camille Chevalier
2
74
70
144
59
Holly Clyburn
2
74
70
144
59
Felicity Johnson
2
71
73
144
59
Vikki Laing
2
75
69
144
59
Emie Peronnin
2
72
72
144
59
Valentine Derrey
2
72
72
144
59
Celine Boutier
2
73
71
144
59
Maria Hernandez
2
72
72
144
59
Linda Wessberg
2
72
72
144
59
Sanna Nuutinen
2
70
74
144
59
Ines Lescudier
2
72
72
144
CUT Cut Round 2
F *
70
Ana Menendez
3
74
71
145
70
Diana Luna
3
71
74
145
70
Inci Mehmet
3
71
74
145
70
Ariane Provot
3
74
71
145
70
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
3
72
73
145
75
Julie Aime
4
76
70
146
75
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
4
78
68
146
75
Elia Folch
4
71
75
146
78
Carmen Alonso
5
74
73
147
78
Laura Fuenfstueck
5
76
71
147
78
Nina Pegova
5
76
71
147
78
Gemma Dryburgh
5
71
76
147
78
Meghan Maclaren
5
74
73
147
78
Eleanor Givens
5
74
73
147
78
Rebecca Hudson
5
72
75
147
78
Emilie Alonso
5
73
74
147
86
Agathe Sauzon
6
77
71
148
86
Ainil Bakar
6
73
75
148
86
Sophie Giquel-Bettan
6
75
73
148
86
Justine Dreher
6
72
76
148
86
Mathilde Claisse (a)
6
76
72
148
86
Maha Haddioui
6
76
72
148
92
Annabel Dimmock
7
73
76
149
92
Lina Boqvist
7
75
74
149
92
Amelia Lewis
7
76
73
149
92
Katja Pogacar
7
79
70
149
92
Kylie Henry
7
70
79
149
92
Ursula Wikstrom
7
74
75
149
98
Caroline Martens
8
77
73
150
98
Sophie Walker
8
76
74
150
98
Sideri Vanova
8
73
77
150
98
Lucie Andre
8
74
76
150
98
Becky Brewerton
8
74
76
150
103
Gabriella Cowley
9
74
77
151
103
Piti Martinez Bernal
9
79
72
151
105
Vani Kapoor
10
72
80
152
106
Mireia Prat
11
74
79
153
106
Laura Sedda
11
73
80
153
106
Whitney Hillier
11
80
73
153
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Nicole Garcia
-8
134
1
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-8
134
3
Julia Engstrom
-7
135
4
Anne Van Dam
-6
136
5
Carly Booth
-5
137
5
Sarah Kemp
-5
137
5
Lynn Carlsson
-5
137
5
Marion Ricordeau
-5
137
9
Anne-Lise Caudal
-4
138
9
Isabella Ramsay
-4
138
9
Stacy Lee Bregman
-4
138
9
Becky Morgan
-4
138
9
Christine Wolf
-4
138
9
Charlotte Thompson
-4
138
9
Silvia Banon
-4
138
9
Xi Yu Lin
-4
138
17
Luna Sobron
-3
139
17
Amy Boulden
-3
139
17
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
139
17
Florentyna Parker
-3
139
17
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit
-3
139
22
Manon Molle
-2
140
22
Lee-Anne Pace
-2
140
22
Celine Herbin
-2
140
22
Azahara Munoz
-2
140
22
Caroline Hedwall
-2
140
22
Leticia Ras-anderica
-2
140
22
Jessica Karlsson
-2
140
22
Krista Bakker
-2
140
30
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels
-1
141
30
Sarah Schober
-1
141
30
Kelsey Macdonald
-1
141
30
Isabelle Boineau
-1
141
30
Elina Nummenpaa
-1
141
30
Manon De Roey
-1
141
30
Cajsa Persson
-1
141
30
Noora Komulainen
-1
141
30
Tonje Daffinrud
-1
141
30
Nicole Broch Larsen
-1
141
30
Marianne Skarpnord
-1
141
30
Camilla Lennarth
-1
141
30
Olivia Cowan
-1
141
30
Hannah Burke
-1
141
44
Aditi Ashok
Par
142
44
Klara Spilkova
Par
142
44
Marita Engzelius
Par
142
44
Emma Grechi
Par
142
44
Hayley Davis
Par
142
44
Cloe Frankish
Par
142
44
Karoline Lund
Par
142
44
Karolin Lampert
Par
142
44
Lydia Hall
Par
142
53
Beth Allen
1
143
53
Michele Thomson
1
143
53
Chloe Leurquin
1
143
53
Noemi Jimenez Martin
1
143
53
Johanna Gustavsson
1
143
53
Liz Young
1
143
59
Camille Chevalier
2
144
59
Holly Clyburn
2
144
59
Felicity Johnson
2
144
59
Vikki Laing
2
144
59
Emie Peronnin
2
144
59
Valentine Derrey
2
144
59
Celine Boutier
2
144
59
Maria Hernandez
2
144
59
Linda Wessberg
2
144
59
Sanna Nuutinen
2
144
59
Ines Lescudier
2
144
CUT Cut Round 2
70
Ana Menendez
3
145
70
Diana Luna
3
145
70
Inci Mehmet
3
145
70
Ariane Provot
3
145
70
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
3
145
75
Julie Aime
4
146
75
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
4
146
75
Elia Folch
4
146
78
Carmen Alonso
5
147
78
Laura Fuenfstueck
5
147
78
Nina Pegova
5
147
78
Gemma Dryburgh
5
147
78
Meghan Maclaren
5
147
78
Eleanor Givens
5
147
78
Rebecca Hudson
5
147
78
Emilie Alonso
5
147
86
Agathe Sauzon
6
148
86
Ainil Bakar
6
148
86
Sophie Giquel-Bettan
6
148
86
Justine Dreher
6
148
86
Mathilde Claisse (a)
6
148
86
Maha Haddioui
6
148
92
Annabel Dimmock
7
149
92
Lina Boqvist
7
149
92
Amelia Lewis
7
149
92
Katja Pogacar
7
149
92
Kylie Henry
7
149
92
Ursula Wikstrom
7
149
98
Caroline Martens
8
150
98
Sophie Walker
8
150
98
Sideri Vanova
8
150
98
Lucie Andre
8
150
98
Becky Brewerton
8
150
103
Gabriella Cowley
9
151
103
Piti Martinez Bernal
9
151
105
Vani Kapoor
10
152
106
Mireia Prat
11
153
106
Laura Sedda
11
153
106
Whitney Hillier
11
153