Lacoste Ladies Open de France R3

Korda leading, Klatten bids for home win

September 19-22
Golf du Médoc, Chateaux Course, Le Pian-Médoc, France
€325,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


France’s Joanna Klatten made a strong push for the seventh win by a French national in the Lacoste Ladies Open de France with third round of six-under-par 65 at Golf du Medoc Resort, near Bordeaux, on Saturday.

Lacoste Ladies Open de France R3 - Klatten produced a flawless back nine and sliced Korda’s six-stroke overnight lead to just a one stroke margin
Joanna Klatten. Credit: Tristan Jones

On the traditional moving day, Klatten produced a flawless back nine of six-under-par 29 and sliced United States Solheim Cup star Nelly Korda’s six-stroke overnight lead to just a one stroke margin heading into the final round.

After a rain-interrupted penultimate round, overnight leader Nelly Korda (70) sits on a total of 11-under-par 202, with Klatten placed second at 10-under-par.

Another home hope is the star debut performer from last week’s Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, Celine Boutier, who played brilliantly and returned a card of four-under-par 67 to end the day in third on seven-under, which means that the last group on Sunday features two French players and Korda.

“I played really solid golf today. Actually, it was the first day when I hit all 14 fairways and that’s a huge advantage because there were loads of birdie looks,” said Klatten, adding: “I was pretty solid with the putting today. For me, golf is all about putting the ball on the fairways and then making the putts: that’s what I did.


“I am so happy to be playing with Nelly tomorrow. It can only make you better to play with someone like that. She has been so consistent, so it’s a great thing. And, hopefully, playing with Celine (Boutier) as well, it’s nice to have a little French connection in there. I am excited about it!”

The weather had been warm and sunny all week but on Saturday there was a rain delay for one hour and 23 minutes. After striding back out to the 12th fairway where she left off, Klatten did not disappoint the home fans.

“I was expecting them to all go home after the rain delay and they, actually, all came back, which was so awesome. We were absolutely thrilled about it,” said Klatten.

While Klatten’s putter was on fire on the back-nine today, Korda had a quite a shock. After making the turn at three-under-par 33, holding a comfortable six stroke lead, Korda endured three bogeys against a single birdie in her last nine holes.

“I did not play so well on the back-nine after the rain delay. I was not hitting it very good today. I missed a lot more greens than I usually did. I was just not hitting it to the centre and when you do that it makes it a lot harder to make birdies, and then it starts making problems,” she said.

“It (the final day) should be fun. 18 holes: still a lot of golf to be played and everyone is playing really well. We will see how it goes.”


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Ryder Cup Day 1

News
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Nelly Korda (USA)
-11
68
64
70
202
2
Joanna Klatten (FRA)
-10
68
70
65
203
3
Celine Boutier (FRA)
-7
70
69
67
206
4
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
-6
68
70
69
207
5
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
-4
72
70
67
209
5
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-4
70
72
67
209
7
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-3
69
72
69
210
7
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
-3
70
69
71
210
9
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-1
66
72
74
212
10
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
Par
76
71
66
213
10
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
Par
73
73
67
213
10
Luna Sobron (ESP)
Par
73
70
70
213
10
Esther Henseleit (GER)
Par
69
72
72
213
10
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
Par
70
69
74
213
15
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
1
71
71
72
214
15
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
1
72
70
72
214
15
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
1
69
73
72
214
15
Linnea Strom (SWE)
1
68
72
74
214
19
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
2
79
66
70
215
19
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
2
66
73
76
215
21
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
3
76
72
68
216
21
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
3
75
72
69
216
21
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
3
71
73
72
216
21
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
3
72
71
73
216
21
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
3
73
69
74
216
21
Silvia Banon (ESP)
3
71
71
74
216
21
Celine Herbin (FRA)
3
72
70
74
216
28
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
72
74
71
217
28
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
4
74
71
72
217
28
Carly Booth (SCO)
4
71
73
73
217
28
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
4
70
74
73
217
32
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
5
74
72
72
218
32
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
5
74
72
72
218
32
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
70
75
73
218
32
Aditi Ashok (IND)
5
71
73
74
218
32
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
5
72
71
75
218
32
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
5
73
69
76
218
32
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
5
74
68
76
218
32
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
5
67
73
78
218
40
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
6
77
69
73
219
40
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
6
74
71
74
219
40
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
70
75
74
219
40
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
6
69
75
75
219
40
Michele Thomson (SCO)
6
71
72
76
219
40
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
6
70
73
76
219
40
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
6
74
67
78
219
47
Candice Mahe (FRA) (a)
7
75
73
72
220
47
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
7
75
72
73
220
47
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
7
72
74
74
220
47
Diksha Dagar (IND)
7
72
73
75
220
47
Anais Meyssonnier (FRA)
7
70
74
76
220
52
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
8
76
71
74
221
52
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
8
71
76
74
221
52
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
8
72
74
75
221
52
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
8
70
73
78
221
52
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
8
70
72
79
221
57
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
9
73
75
74
222
57
Filippa Moork (SWE)
9
74
73
75
222
57
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
9
73
73
76
222
60
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
10
77
71
75
223
60
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
10
75
71
77
223
62
Tvesa Malik (IND)
11
73
75
76
224
62
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
11
78
69
77
224
64
Becky Morgan (WAL)
12
75
70
80
225
65
Mathilda Cappeliez (FRA)
17
70
78
82
230
CUT
66
Marie Fourquier (FRA)
7
74
75
149
66
Justine Dreher (FRA)
7
71
78
149
66
Sarah Schober (AUT)
7
78
71
149
66
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
7
75
74
149
66
Elia Folch (ESP)
7
76
73
149
71
Astha Madan (IND)
8
77
73
150
71
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
8
73
77
150
71
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
8
79
71
150
71
Krista Bakker (FIN)
8
74
76
150
71
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
8
76
74
150
71
Alexandra Bonetti (FRA)
8
77
73
150
77
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
9
77
74
151
77
Manon Gidali (FRA)
9
79
72
151
77
Ariane Provot (FRA)
9
73
78
151
77
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
9
74
77
151
77
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
9
78
73
151
77
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
9
79
72
151
77
Trish Johnson (ENG)
9
79
72
151
77
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
9
75
76
151
85
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
10
72
80
152
85
Sian Evans (ENG)
10
76
76
152
85
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
10
75
77
152
85
Liz Young (ENG)
10
73
79
152
85
Ana Menendez (MEX)
10
76
76
152
90
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
11
78
75
153
90
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
11
79
74
153
90
Maria Palacios (PER)
11
76
77
153
90
Minea Blomqvist (FIN)
11
76
77
153
90
Lara Plachetka Pohl (FRA)
11
77
76
153
95
Emma Grechi (FRA)
12
82
72
154
95
Emilie Piquot (FRA)
12
79
75
154
95
Amy Walsh (AUS)
12
75
79
154
95
Niina Liias (FIN)
12
81
73
154
95
Beth Allen (USA)
12
77
77
154
95
Christine Wolf (AUT)
12
73
81
154
101
Manon Molle (FRA)
14
78
78
156
101
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
14
83
73
156
103
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
15
76
81
157
104
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
17
77
82
159
104
Lucie Andre (FRA)
17
82
77
159
106
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
18
84
76
160
107
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
19
83
78
161
108
Diana Luna (ITA)
71
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