Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville R2

Nuria Iturrios takes 4-shot lead into the weekend

February 21-24
Bonville Golf Resort, New South Wales, Australia
$350,000

Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Nuria Iturrios from Spain holds a four shot lead midway through the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville after a superb second round of 67, played in strong winds and rain.

Nuria Iturrios takes 4-shot lead into the weekend © Ladies European Tour

© Ladies European Tour


Just nine players are in red figures for the tournament with Iturrios leading on eight-under-par in total.

Overnight leader Doey Choi dropped to four-under and outright second with fellow Australian Hannah Green in third on three-under.

Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, Jenny Haglund and rookie Linnea Strom share fourth with Norwegian Marianne Skarpnord.

Those out early played through squally conditions with a fickle wind, which strengthened considerably for the afternoon wave.

Iturrios’ 67 was the best round of the day and she was only one of two players to break 70 along with Denmark’s Nicole Broch Larsen (69), lying in a share of 10th.

The 2016 Lalla Meryem Cup champion, 23, from Palma de Mallorca, carded five birdies on day two at Bonville Golf Resort. She said afterwards: “36 holes with no bogeys. I’m feeling so good! I’m feeling comfortable with my game, so let’s see. Hopefully 36 holes more.”

She has changed her swing over the winter to hit a lower shot, which helped her to control the ball in the wet and blustery conditions.

“I made three or four birdies in that wind, so I’m feeling so great. I’ll just keep hitting those low balls,” she said.

“I love to be in this position. Finally I have the cameras around me again! I’m going to have some mango sticky rice tonight and sleep well.”

Sydney amateur Choi dropped two shots in her first three holes but then steadied the ship and had a 74. She said: “It was really windy out there, so I’m pleased with my score today. When you’re out there, it feels like you’re the only one, but I think I did a good job in holding it together and I think I did really well out there today.”

On playing in the last group with Iturrios and Green, she said: “I think I’ll be a little nervous but it’s not my first time in contention so I’ve just got to block it out and play my own game.”

Green remains highly motivated to win on home soil for the first time and takes comfort from her ball striking in the conditions.

She said: “I knew it was going to be difficult so I’m pleased to shoot level par and it felt like under par but I did leave a lot out there, so there are good signs for the next couple of days.”


Strom, who is playing in her first Ladies European Tour event as a rookie professional, was tied for third with Green but bogeyed the last hole in fading light.

She said: “It was very tough. You really needed to focus on every shot and I think that’s why I got a little tired at the end. I felt that it was a very long round and in this wind, it’s very difficult. I didn’t think about the score today. During the round, I didn’t know where I was at and I just tried to hit every shot wherever I decided to.”

She added that having former LET order of merit winner and Solheim Cup player Sophie Gustafson as her caddie was helpful. “I think we worked really well together as a team. We were both very clear about what kind of shots to hit and where to end up and it worked out well. Usually I don’t refer to her on the greens but today I thought with the wind and the grain, it was nice to have someone to discuss it with to make sure you don’t make any easy mistakes.”

Don’t miss the action from Bonville Golf Resort this weekend. The last group tees off at 9.20am with live coverage on television and live streaming online from 10.30am AEST.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Nuria Iturrios (ESP)
-8
69
67
136
2
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
-4
66
74
140
3
Hannah Green (AUS)
-3
69
72
141
4
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-2
68
74
142
4
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-2
70
72
142
4
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
-2
69
73
142
4
Lnea Strom (SWE)
-2
72
70
142
8
Silvia Banon (ESP)
-1
71
72
143
8
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
-1
72
71
143
10
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
Par
68
76
144
10
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
Par
75
69
144
12
Amy Boulden (WAL)
1
73
72
145
12
Kylie Henry (SCO)
1
71
74
145
12
Tonje Daffrud (NOR)
1
71
74
145
12
Stephanie Bunque (AUS) (a)
1
73
72
145
12
Becky Morgan (WAL)
1
71
74
145
12
Charlotte Thomas (NZL)
1
74
71
145
12
grid Gutierrez Nunez (MEX)
1
72
73
145
12
Manon De Roey (BEL)
1
73
72
145
12
Brooke Baker (USA)
1
71
74
145
12
Kim Kaufman (USA)
1
72
73
145
22
Belda Ji (AUS) (a)
2
74
72
146
22
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
2
73
73
146
22
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
2
72
74
146
22
Krista Bakker (F)
2
71
75
146
22
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
2
73
73
146
22
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
2
71
75
146
22
Anne Van Dam (NED)
2
71
75
146
22
Cele Herb (FRA)
2
71
75
146
30
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
3
73
74
147
30
Juste Dreher (FRA)
3
74
73
147
30
Elia Folch (ESP)
3
75
72
147
30
Carole Hedwall (SWE)
3
76
71
147
30
Esther Henseleit (GER)
3
73
74
147
30
Munch Keh (NZL)
3
72
75
147
30
Amy Walsh (AUS)
3
74
73
147
37
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
4
73
75
148
37
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
4
72
76
148
37
Sock Hwee Koh (S)
4
71
77
148
37
Ursula Wikstrom (F)
4
72
76
148
37
Xi Yu L (CHN)
4
72
76
148
37
Leona Maguire (IRL)
4
73
75
148
37
Diksha Dagar (D)
4
71
77
148
37
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
4
71
77
148
37
Robyn Doig (CAN)
4
74
74
148
37
Tsai Peiyg (TPE)
4
75
73
148
47
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
5
74
75
149
47
Sarah Schober (AUT)
5
72
77
149
47
Laura Davies (ENG)
5
74
75
149
47
Tvesa Malik (D)
5
75
74
149
47
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS) (a)
5
73
76
149
47
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
5
69
80
149
53
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
75
150
53
Lda Wessberg (SWE)
6
75
75
150
53
Carly Booth (SCO)
6
79
71
150
53
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
6
76
74
150
53
Breanna Gill (AUS)
6
75
75
150
53
La Boqvist (SWE)
6
74
76
150
53
Yan Liu (CHN)
6
73
77
150
53
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
6
73
77
150
53
Mireia Prat (ESP)
6
76
74
150
62
Noemi Jimenez Mart (ESP)
7
72
79
151
62
Hannah Burke (ENG)
7
71
80
151
62
Karole Lund (NOR)
7
75
76
151
62
Emie Peronn (FRA)
7
75
76
151
62
Isabelle Boeau (FRA)
7
76
75
151
62
Amelia Lewis (USA)
7
76
75
151
62
Karol Lampert (GER)
7
72
79
151
62
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
7
72
79
151
62
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
7
72
79
151
71
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
8
74
78
152
71
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
8
72
80
152
71
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
8
75
77
152
71
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
8
74
78
152
71
Sanna Nuuten (F)
8
72
80
152
71
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
8
75
77
152
71
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
8
71
81
152
71
Hanee Song (NZL)
8
73
79
152
71
Michele Thomson (SCO)
8
74
78
152
80
Manon Gidali (FRA)
9
79
74
153
80
Noora Komulaen (F)
9
76
77
153
80
Cela Yuan (AUS)
9
76
77
153
80
es Lescudier (FRA)
9
78
75
153
80
Beth Allen (USA)
9
72
81
153
80
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
9
76
77
153
80
Cele Borge (NOR)
9
73
80
153
80
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
9
79
74
153
80
Liv Cheng (NZL)
9
77
76
153
80
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
9
76
77
153
80
Ana Menendez (MEX)
9
75
78
153
80
Luna Sobron (ESP)
9
75
78
153
80
Caryn Khoo (AUS) (a)
9
77
76
153
80
Yu Eun Kim (AUS)
9
76
77
153
80
Olivia Cowan (GER)
9
76
77
153
80
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
9
77
76
153
80
Lydia Hall (WAL)
9
79
74
153
80
Robyn Choi (AUS)
9
77
76
153
80
Tamie Durd (AUS)
9
74
79
153
80
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
9
73
80
153
100
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
10
77
77
154
100
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
10
78
76
154
100
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
10
77
77
154
100
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
10
77
77
154
100
Rachel Jones (USA)
10
71
83
154
100
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
73
81
154
100
Valente Derrey (FRA)
10
79
75
154
100
June Song (AUS) (a)
10
77
77
154
100
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
10
76
78
154
109
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
11
78
77
155
109
Christe Wolf (AUT)
11
76
79
155
109
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
11
76
79
155
109
Manon Molle (FRA)
11
78
77
155
109
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
11
79
76
155
109
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
11
73
82
155
109
Andrea Wong (USA)
11
77
78
155
116
Grace Lennon (AUS)
12
78
78
156
116
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
12
77
79
156
116
Amandeep Drall (D)
12
80
76
156
116
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
12
81
75
156
120
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
13
79
78
157
120
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
13
84
73
157
120
Chloe Leurqu (BEL)
13
81
76
157
120
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
13
77
80
157
120
Astha Madan (D)
13
77
80
157
125
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
14
78
80
158
125
Sian Evans (ENG)
14
82
76
158
125
Vani Kapoor (D)
14
79
79
158
125
Elmay Vikg (COK)
14
80
78
158
129
Britteney Dryland (AUS) (a)
15
81
78
159
129
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
15
73
86
159
129
Stephanie Na (AUS)
15
86
73
159
132
Monica Johnson (AUS) (a)
16
80
80
160
133
Montana Strauss (AUS)
17
74
87
161
133
Gennai Goodw (AUS)
17
78
83
161
133
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
17
77
84
161
133
Emily Kriste Pedersen (DEN)
17
80
81
161
137
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
19
81
82
163
138
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
22
83
83
166
139
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
23
83
84
167
140
Molly Lavercombe (AUS)
25
79
90
169
141
Sheridan Gorton (AUS)
80
RTD
RTD
141
Karen Pearce (AUS)
79
RTD
RTD
141
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
75
RTD
RTD
144
Sarah Wilson (AUS) (a)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ