Tipsport Czech Ladies Open R1

Patricie Mackova, Agathe Sauzon and Johanna Gustavsson tied for the lead

August 23-25
Golf Course Karlštejn, Liteň, Czech Republic
€120,000
Round 2, Round 3


Patricie Mackova, Agathe Sauzon and Johanna Gustavsson all shot six-under-par 66s to share the lead after the opening round of the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open at Golf Resort Karlštejn.

Czech Ladies Open R1 - Patricie Mackova, Agathe Sauzon and Johanna Gustavsson share the lead after the opening round at Golf Resort Karlštejn.
Credit: Ladies European Tour

Pia Babnik, Sanna Nuutinen and Hsin Chiao Chang are one shot behind in a tie for fourth place.

With teenagers Mackova, 18, Chang, 17 and Babnik, 15, all still at high school in their respective countries, it was a day when youth had the chance to shine.

Local player Mackova, who attends the same high school in Prague as Klara Spilkova at the same age, went to the turn in 30, six-under-par, with an eagle and four birdies on the front nine. She came back in level par 36 with a bogey on 11 and a birdie on 17.

The Czech National Team member tied for sixth in the Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge on the LET Access Series three weeks ago, but couldn’t seem to believe that she was tied for the lead in the dual ranking event with the Ladies European Tour, which marks her first appearance on the LET.


“I didn’t start really well today. I needed to save par on the first and second hole. And I saved it, which was really important to me. I started to feel much more confident about my putting and golf swing. Then, I had two or three birdies. That was the point when I started to play really good,” she said.

“I really want to make the cut, because I know that I am a good player and I can compete with the best here, so that was the expectation for me and it still is. Anything can happen tomorrow, so, I still want to make the cut.

“This is my ‘almost’ home club which is really important to me. I have played a lot of rounds on this course.”

Making the most of the fine conditions, Sweden’s Gustavsson, 26, teed off on the 10th hole and carded four birdies on the back nine and offset a lone bogey at the first with three further birdies on the front nine.

She enjoyed playing on the sloping fairways and undulating greens and said: “My game was pretty solid today. I hit a lot of fairways and I placed the ball quite well on the greens and putted well. You have to be quite tactical on this course, especially on the front nine. I managed to place the ball quite well.”

France’s Sauzon, 27, picked up six birdies to sign for a bogey-free round, her career best finish having come at the 2017 Czech Ladies Open on the LET Access Series.

“I am really happy with my game. It was pretty solid with a lot of good putts for par, so I’m pretty happy with it,” she said.

Slovenian teenager Babnik, who won the R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship at Panmure in Scotland on Saturday, went out in 34 – with three birdies in a row on holes five, six and seven – and came back in 35.

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She felt it was easier to play 18 holes in one day, as opposed to last week, when she played eight rounds over three days.

“It was match play, so it was a different game, but it was still very hard,” she said, adding that she would try to match her opening score each day over the weekend.

Chang, the Faldo Series Asia winner from Chinese Taipei, had seven birdies and two bogeys to sit alongside Babnik and Nuutinen, 28, from Finland.

Nuutinen, who won the Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge three weeks ago, continued her solid play with six birdies and just one dropped shot. The highlight was a brilliant birdie on the dramatic par-4 second hole, featuring a 44 metre drop from the tee to the putting surface, where she took on the challenge and drove the ball to the edge of the green, before getting up and down.

“I was striking it off the tee. My drives were carrying long today, so made it easier to hit my short irons and wedges in,” she said. “I had a good feel for the greens. They can get really tricky here, but I felt like I got the pace today.”

There was a delay of an hour and 20 minutes due to fog ahead of the first round, which is common in the area for this time of year.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Patricie Mackova (CZE) (a)
-6
66
1
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-6
66
1
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
-6
66
4
Pia Babnik (SLO) (a)
-5
67
4
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
-5
67
4
Hsin Chiao Chang (TPE) (a)
-5
67
7
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-4
68
7
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
-4
68
7
Hayley Davis (ENG)
-4
68
7
Anais Meyssonnier (FRA)
-4
68
7
Carly Booth (SCO)
-4
68
7
Kylie Henry (SCO)
-4
68
13
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
-3
69
13
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-3
69
13
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
-3
69
13
Mireia Prat (ESP)
-3
69
13
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
-3
69
18
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
-2
70
18
Jana Melichova (CZE) (a)
-2
70
18
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
-2
70
18
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
-2
70
18
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
-2
70
18
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
-2
70
18
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-2
70
18
Isabella Deilert (SWE)
-2
70
18
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
-2
70
18
Chloe Williams (WAL)
-2
70
18
Anaelle Carnet (FRA)
-2
70
18
Laura Murray (SCO)
-2
70
30
EunJung Ji (KOR)
-1
71
30
Natalia Escuriola Martinez (ESP)
-1
71
30
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
-1
71
30
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-1
71
30
Emma Grechi (FRA)
-1
71
30
Filippa Moork (SWE)
-1
71
30
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
-1
71
30
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
-1
71
30
Krista Bakker (FIN)
-1
71
30
Gabrielle Macdonald (SCO)
-1
71
30
Caroline Rominger (SUI)
-1
71
30
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
71
42
Katerina Vlasinova (CZE)
Par
72
42
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
Par
72
42
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
Par
72
42
Diksha Dagar (IND)
Par
72
42
Maria Palacios (PER)
Par
72
42
Ann-Kathrin Lindner (GER)
Par
72
42
Emilie Piquot (FRA)
Par
72
42
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
Par
72
42
Sarah Schober (AUT)
Par
72
42
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
Par
72
42
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
Par
72
53
Sara Kouskova (CZE) (a)
1
73
53
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
1
73
53
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
1
73
53
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
1
73
53
Maria Beautell (ESP)
1
73
53
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
1
73
53
Katharina Keilich (GER)
1
73
53
Manon Gidali (FRA)
1
73
53
Nina Pegova (RUS)
1
73
53
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
1
73
53
Silvia Banon (ESP)
1
73
53
Jane Turner (SCO)
1
73
53
Elia Folch (ESP)
1
73
53
Rachael Taylor (SCO)
1
73
67
Manon De Roey (BEL)
2
74
67
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
2
74
67
Esther Henseleit (GER)
2
74
67
Tereza Melecka (CZE) (a)
2
74
67
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
2
74
67
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
74
67
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
2
74
67
Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
2
74
67
Pasqualle Coffa (NED)
2
74
67
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
2
74
67
Lydia Hall (WAL)
2
74
67
My Leander (SWE)
2
74
67
Caroline Sturdza (SUI) (a)
2
74
67
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
2
74
81
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
3
75
81
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
3
75
81
Lucie Hinnerova (CZE)
3
75
81
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
3
75
81
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
3
75
81
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
3
75
81
Sian Evans (ENG)
3
75
81
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
3
75
81
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
3
75
81
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
3
75
91
Justine Dreher (FRA)
4
76
91
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
4
76
91
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
4
76
91
Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)
4
76
91
Michele Thomson (SCO)
4
76
91
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
4
76
91
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
4
76
91
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
4
76
91
Marie Fourquier (FRA)
4
76
91
Karolina Stara (CZE) (a)
4
76
91
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
4
76
91
Franziska Friedrich (GER)
4
76
103
Tereza Kozeluhova (CZE) (a)
5
77
103
Katerina Krasova (CZE)
5
77
103
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
5
77
103
Liz Young (ENG)
5
77
103
Lara Plachetka Pohl (FRA)
5
77
103
Amy Walsh (AUS)
5
77
103
Ana Menendez (MEX)
5
77
103
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
5
77
103
Niina Liias (FIN)
5
77
103
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
5
77
113
Gemma Clews (ENG)
6
78
113
Ariane Provot (FRA)
6
78
113
Carolin Kauffmann (GER) (a)
6
78
113
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
6
78
113
Rachael Goodall (ENG)
6
78
113
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
6
78
119
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
7
79
119
Eva Kozeluhova (CZE)
7
79
119
Tatiana Bohacova (CZE) (a)
7
79
119
Lucie Andre (FRA)
7
79
119
Hannah Mccook (SCO)
7
79
119
Natalie Saint Germain (CZE) (a)
7
79
119
Stina Resen (NOR)
7
79
119
Clara Pietri (SUI)
7
79
119
Leena Makkonen (FIN)
7
79
119
Laura Sedda (ITA)
7
79
129
Samantha Giles (ENG)
8
80
129
Gabriela Roberta Vitu (CZE) (a)
8
80
129
Sofie Bringner (SWE)
8
80
129
Tereza Chlostova (CZE) (a)
8
80
133
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
9
81
133
Anna Andrysova (CZE) (a)
9
81
133
Nela Halaburdova (CZE) (a)
9
81
136
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
10
82
136
Camilla Hedberg (ESP)
10
82
138
Michaela Valaskova (CZE)
18
90