Women’s New South Wales Open - R2

Jonsdottir takes 2-shot lead into the weekend

March 07-10
Queanbeyan Golf Club, Oatlands, New South Wales, Australia
A$150,000
Co-sanction: ALPG Tour

Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Valdis Thora Jonsdottir from Iceland followed up her impressive opening day’s 63 with a one-under-par 70 to hold a two-stroke lead after the second day of the Women’s New South Wales Open presented by Worrells on Friday.

Valdis takes 2-shot lead into the weekend, © Ladies European Tour
To mark International Women‘s Day players were wearing purple and striking the ‘balance’ pose for photos with this year’s theme ‘a better balance’

© Ladies European Tour


Hot on her heels is the rising German star Karolin Lampert, who shot the joint best round of the day with her 65. That score equalled Lynn Carlsson’s 65 and the Swede is tied for third with the defending champion Meghan MacLaren, who shot a five-under 66 at Queanbeyan Golf Club.

Jonsdottir began the day with a bogey on the first hole, but quickly recovered with a birdie on the second. She birdied the fifth, but bogeyed the sixth, before making an eagle on the seventh to round off the front nine in two-under 34.

The Texas State University graduate completed the back nine in one-over after bogeys on the 11th, 12th and 14th, against birdies on the 13th and 18th.

The 29-year-old described her round as a challenge, fighting a misbehaving driver, and approach shots which didn’t have the radar like the consistency of her first round eight-under par effort.

“It was a bit of a battle today, honestly,” she smiled. “I didn’t hit very nicely off the tee; I only hit three fairways, as opposed to four yesterday.

“My irons weren’t as aggressive today as they were yesterday, so I’m happy with one under based on how I hit the ball. My rhythm was off but it will be back tomorrow.”

Asked about the mental challenge of backing up her incredibly low first round score, Jonsdottir said she hadn’t thought much about it until the phone calls, and messages from Iceland began to appear on her phone.

“I tried not to think about it, but Iceland is 11 hours behind Australia, and I kept on getting messages yesterday & this morning as I woke up, reminding me of what I did yesterday. I tried to block it out and start a new day today.”

Lampert, 24, from St. Leon-Rot, (above) made a big move on day two with seven birdies and just one bogey, at the second, on her card.

“It was great fun today. I only made one bogey, where I hit it in the trees, so no chance to make par there. I hit it close and rolled some nice putts in, so it was great. I almost had an eagle on the 16th, but I just left my eagle putt a bit short so I was really happy about my birdie there.

“The greens are quite small here, so whenever you’re on the green, you have a good chance for birdie.”

Lynn Carlsson climbed 16 places with her 65, which included five birdies and an eagle on the par-5 seventh. The Swede was thrilled with her effort post round.

“I’m very happy, and I got into a good flow in the middle of the round, an eagle on 7 and a birdie on 8 and 9.

“I played solid, hit a lot of greens. I’m very comfortable with my putting, so it was a very good day.”

MacLaren, 24, from Rushden, Northamptonshire, was also thrilled to be back in contention after her round containing seven birdies and two bogeys.

“Everything was just on it today and I felt comfortable. I had two bad tee shots, which cost me bogeys, and to bogey 16 feels like I’ve given a shot and a half back, but I made up for it on the last. I felt really in control today.

“Any time you’re in contention going into the weekend in a tournament you’re in a good spot and this one feels more special because of last year. It’s a good place to be.”

Australian Rebecca Artis, Scotland’s Michele Thomson, Austrian Christine Wolf and Munchin Keh from New Zealand are in a tie for fifth, another shot back, at five-under-par.

Although pleased to be where she is on the leader board, Artis felt she still had room for improvement in her game.

“I didn’t play quite as well today,” she said. “I hit 17 greens yesterday, so it’s always tough to back it up.”

“I got off to a slow start but stayed patient. I hit a couple of decent shots, and I am feeling confident with the putter. I knocked one in close on par 16th, and one on 18th. I made both of those.

“I felt I played better on my back nine today and tried to hang in there. Hopefully, I can get it going on the weekend.”


Thomson, who will turn 31 on Monday, had four birdies and two bogeys to remain in the hunt for her first title on the Ladies European Tour.

She said: “It was a steady round really and I holed a few putts. I finished the front nine birdie, birdie, which set me up for a good back nine and I had some chances I didn’t take but holed a nice one on the 18th for birdie, from 15 feet.

“I’ve been playing well, I just haven’t putted well and obviously yesterday I played well. Today was similar. This course suits me being tight and the greens are small, so it reminds me of where I played as a youngster.”

On International Women’s Day, the players, caddies and organisers wore purple to mark the occasion, with the 2019 theme being ‘a better balance.’

She added: “It’s really good to see everyone supporting International Women’s Day and I thought I’d get on board by wearing purple.”


Pos.
Pkayer
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
-9
63
70
133
2
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-7
70
65
135
3
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
-6
71
65
136
3
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-6
70
66
136
5
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-5
68
69
137
5
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
-5
67
70
137
5
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-5
71
66
137
5
Munchin Keh (NZL)
-5
69
68
137
9
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
-4
66
72
138
9
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-4
72
66
138
9
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
-4
69
69
138
12
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-3
72
67
139
13
Silvia Banon (ESP)
-2
73
67
140
13
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
-2
72
68
140
13
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
-2
71
69
140
13
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
-2
73
67
140
13
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
-2
71
69
140
13
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
-2
71
69
140
19
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
70
71
141
19
Carly Booth (SCO)
-1
69
72
141
19
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
-1
67
74
141
19
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
-1
72
69
141
19
Beth Allen (USA)
-1
73
68
141
24
Mireia Prat (ESP)
Par
71
71
142
24
Manon Gidali (FRA)
Par
68
74
142
24
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
Par
71
71
142
24
Amelia Lewis (USA)
Par
70
72
142
24
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
Par
73
69
142
29
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
1
71
72
143
29
Amandeep Drall (IND)
1
73
70
143
29
Astha Madan (IND)
1
74
69
143
29
Britteney Dryland (AUS) (a)
1
71
72
143
29
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
1
71
72
143
29
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
1
74
69
143
29
Maria Palacios (PER)
1
71
72
143
36
Celina Yuan (AUS)
2
71
73
144
36
Isabelle Taylor (AUS) (a)
2
71
73
144
36
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
2
74
70
144
36
Grace Lennon (AUS)
2
72
72
144
36
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
2
73
71
144
36
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
2
73
71
144
36
Filippa Moerk (SWE)
2
72
72
144
36
Sian Evans (ENG)
2
74
70
144
36
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
2
74
70
144
36
Chantelle Cassidy (NZL)
2
71
73
144
36
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
2
74
70
144
47
Nina Pegova (RUS)
3
69
76
145
47
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
3
74
71
145
47
Tamie Durdin (AUS)
3
72
73
145
47
Yan Liu (CHN)
3
74
71
145
47
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez (MEX)
3
70
75
145
47
Savannah Vilaubi (USA)
3
76
69
145
47
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
3
69
76
145
47
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
3
75
70
145
47
Esther Henseleit (GER)
3
70
75
145
47
Sarah Schober (AUT)
3
75
70
145
47
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
3
73
72
145
47
Karoline Lund (NOR)
3
75
70
145
59
Caryn Khoo (AUS) (a)
4
73
73
146
59
Breanna Gill (AUS)
4
72
74
146
59
Justine Dreher (FRA)
4
77
69
146
59
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
4
76
70
146
59
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
4
72
74
146
59
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
75
71
146
59
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
4
74
72
146
59
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
4
75
71
146
67
Kayla Jones (USA)
5
75
72
147
67
Elia Folch (ESP)
5
75
72
147
67
Tvesa Malik (IND)
5
79
68
147
67
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
5
74
73
147
67
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
5
74
73
147
67
Krista Bakker (FIN)
5
74
73
147
67
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
5
70
77
147
67
Kim Metraux (SUI)
5
73
74
147
67
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
5
76
71
147
67
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
5
77
70
147
67
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
5
75
72
147
67
Katelyn Must (AUS)
5
75
72
147
67
Amy Walsh (AUS)
5
74
73
147
67
Ana Menendez (MEX)
5
72
75
147
81
Elmay Viking (COK)
6
75
73
148
81
Becky Morgan (WAL)
6
76
72
148
81
Lydia Hall (WAL)
6
75
73
148
81
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
6
75
73
148
81
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
6
72
76
148
81
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
6
74
74
148
81
Montana Strauss (AUS)
6
76
72
148
88
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
7
74
75
149
88
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
7
75
74
149
90
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
8
77
73
150
90
Hye Park (AUS) (a)
8
77
73
150
90
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
8
78
72
150
90
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
8
77
73
150
90
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
8
75
75
150
95
Manon Molle (FRA)
9
74
77
151
95
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
9
77
74
151
95
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
9
80
71
151
95
Hanee Song (NZL)
9
75
76
151
99
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
10
78
74
152
99
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
10
76
76
152
99
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
10
77
75
152
99
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
10
80
72
152
99
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
10
77
75
152
104
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
11
80
73
153
104
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
11
78
75
153
106
Casey Cook (AUS) (a)
12
78
76
154
106
Lara Plachetka-pohl (FRA)
12
77
77
154
106
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
12
78
76
154
109
Dea Mahendra (IDN)
13
75
80
155
109
Lisa Edgar (AUS) (a)
13
81
74
155
109
Gennai Goodwin (AUS)
13
73
82
155
109
Robyn Doig (CAN)
13
74
81
155
113
Brooke Baker (USA)
14
79
77
156
113
Alexis Belton (USA)
14
81
75
156
113
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
14
78
78
156
113
Nadine White (AUS)
14
79
77
156
117
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
15
78
79
157
117
Momo Sakuragi (JPN)
15
78
79
157
119
Anna Lesher (USA)
16
80
78
158
119
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
16
79
79
158
119
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
16
82
76
158
122
Viva Schlasberg (SWE)
17
80
79
159
122
Kara Williams (AUS) (a)
17
80
79
159
122
Sophie Weilguni (AUS)
17
80
79
159
125
Vani Kapoor (IND)
18
80
80
160
125
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
18
80
80
160
125
Wanasa Zhou (AUS)
18
82
78
160
128
Jade Shellback (AUS)
19
84
77
161
128
Adele Huggard (AUS)
19
77
84
161
130
Elle Sandak (AUS)
20
79
83
162
131
Eileen Kelly (CAN)
21
80
83
163
132
Molly Lavercombe (AUS)
23
87
78
165
133
Amber Thornton (AUS) (a)
25
80
87
167
134
Collette Blacklock (AUS) (a)
31
90
83
173
135
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
75
RTD
RTD
135
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
81
RTD
RTD
137
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Bronte Colbert (AUS)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ
137
Bree Arthur (AUS)
DSQ
DSQ
DSQ