Women’s NSW Open R2

Manon De Roey takes 2-shot lead heading into the weekend

February 27 – March 01
Dubbo Golf Club, New South Wales
€210,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4


Manon De Roey soared into the halfway lead with an eight-under 64 in the second round at the Women’s New South Wales Open.

Women’s NSW Open R2 - DeRoey takes lead
Manon De Roey. Courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

At nine-under-par, the long-hitting Belgian golfer moved two strokes clear of her nearest rivals, Diksha Dagar, Camilla Lennarth and Agathe Sauzon, at Dubbo Golf Club in Australia.

“I made two eagles, which definitely helped,” said the 28-year-old from Schilde, in the province of Antwerp.


“Every putt I looked at, I felt like it went in, and it was pretty easy.”

The three-time winner on the LET Access Series started her round with an eagle three on the third hole and went out in 32 with birdies on the par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth holes.

It was a similar story on the back nine, as she then eagled the long 10th, birdied the 12th and bogeyed the 13th, but immediately recovered with a birdie on the short 14th and then made an incredible par save on the narrow and tree-lined 15th before adding another birdie at the 16th for an inward nine of 32.


“I hit my drive on 15 a bit right and had to punch it out and it went into the bunker, but I love bunkers and I don’t stress about bunkers and I made an up and down.

“The key is to hit fairways because the rough is pretty thick and if you miss it by one metre, it’s pretty hard to get it out. I’m not sure how many fairways I hit today, but I managed to get around and took advantage of the par fives.”


Long-hitting Indian golfer, Dagar, who will defend at the Investec South African Women’s Open in a fortnight, also eagled the 10th in a round of 68.

She said: “My approach shots were very good, and my putting. I had a birdie chance on every hole. My driving was slightly off and I missed left and right on a few holes, but my irons were great.”

Lennarth, who earned her sole LET title in the 2014 Slovak Open, was pleased with her 69 on a more difficult scoring day.

The popular Swede said: “It was quite windy when I teed off today and it was pretty tricky to determine if it was south-west or south-east and it was swirling up in the trees and it’s narrow. Sometimes the trees come out a bit and you want to start it into the middle of a tree and bring it in. If you have a good iron game and overall ball striking, I think you can keep expecting some low scores because the greens are quite receptive.


“It’s been a while for me since I’ve played well. I did have some good rounds in Spain at the end of last year, but it wasn’t a very good year for me. I haven’t been in this position for a while, so I’m expecting a few nerves, but I’m excited to be in this group and position and I’m going to do my absolute best tomorrow and then see where I am.”

Sauzon set the target earlier in the day, with a five-under-par 67.

The 28-year-old from Bourg-lès-Valence in south-eastern France, who studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said that her first bogey on 11 spurred her on to make three birdies in a row from the 13th.


“I’m really pleased with how I played. I hit some really good shots close to the pin and made the putts. Yesterday I didn’t make the putts. Today they went in, so it was a good round.”

Although this is her fourth time in Australia, it is her first visit to Dubbo and she said that the course is the narrowest she has ever played on.

“We had one tight course in Spain last year, but I think this one is a lot narrower.”

Julia Engstrom was also at seven-under but bogeyed the last hole to drop into a tie for fifth alongside Michele Thomson.

Thomson said: “My putting was great again today. I probably didn’t hit my irons as well as yesterday but when the putter is working it helps you to get up and down when you need to and the driving was good as well today. I probably missed a few fairways that I didn’t yesterday, but not by much. Overall, I’m playing solid.”

The 2018 and 2019 champion, Meghan MacLaren, finished just inside the cut line, on five-under-par after rounds of 75 and 74.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Score
1
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-9
71
64
135
2
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-7
70
67
137
2
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-7
68
69
137
2
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-7
69
68
137
5
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-6
67
71
138
5
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-6
69
69
138
7
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-5
68
71
139
7
Atthaya Thitikul (THA)
-5
70
69
139
9
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-4
67
73
140
9
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-4
71
69
140
11
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-3
73
68
141
11
Celine Herbin (FRA)
-3
72
69
141
11
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
-3
72
69
141
14
Ayaka Sugihara (JPN)
-2
74
68
142
14
Breanna Gill (AUS)
-2
69
73
142
16
Leonie Harm (GER)
-1
72
71
143
16
Amy Boulden (WAL)
-1
72
71
143
16
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
-1
71
72
143
16
Pia Babnik (SLO)
-1
73
70
143
16
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-1
72
71
143
16
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
-1
72
71
143
22
Linette Littau Durr Holmslykke (DEN)
Par
71
73
144
22
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
Par
75
69
144
22
Esther Henseleit (GER)
Par
70
74
144
22
Kylie Henry (SCO)
Par
72
72
144
26
Carolin Kauffmann (GER)
1
73
72
145
26
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
1
70
75
145
26
Laura Gonzalez Escallon (BEL)
1
72
73
145
26
Christine Wolf (AUT)
1
73
72
145
26
Karoline Lund (NOR)
1
72
73
145
31
Harang Lee (ESP)
2
71
75
146
31
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
2
75
71
146
31
Lydia Hall (WAL)
2
71
75
146
31
Chloe Williams (WAL)
2
72
74
146
31
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
2
74
72
146
31
Alison Muirhead (SCO)
2
74
72
146
31
Beth Allen (USA)
2
70
76
146
31
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
2
72
74
146
31
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
73
73
146
31
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
2
74
72
146
41
Marta Martin (ESP)
3
75
72
147
41
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
3
74
73
147
41
Becky Kay (AUS)
3
72
75
147
44
Nadine White (AUS)
4
77
71
148
44
Kim Metraux (SUI)
4
74
74
148
44
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
4
72
76
148
44
Laura Murray (SCO)
4
72
76
148
44
Hannah Burke (ENG)
4
72
76
148
44
Stephanie Na (AUS)
4
75
73
148
44
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
4
74
74
148
44
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
4
73
75
148
44
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
4
71
77
148
53
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
5
77
72
149
53
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
5
77
72
149
53
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
5
71
78
149
53
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
5
75
74
149
53
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
5
72
77
149
53
Manon Gidali (FRA)
5
78
71
149
53
Alejandra Llaneza (MEX)
5
74
75
149
53
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
5
75
74
149
53
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
5
75
74
149
53
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
5
77
72
149
53
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
5
71
78
149
53
Mireia Prat (ESP)
5
74
75
149
53
Sarah Wilson (AUS) (a)
5
76
73
149
CUT
66
Amelia Lewis (USA)
6
77
73
150
66
Robyn Doig (CAN)
6
74
76
150
66
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
6
75
75
150
66
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
6
74
76
150
66
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
6
73
77
150
66
Hanee Song (NZL)
6
74
76
150
66
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
6
77
73
150
66
Sian Evans (ENG)
6
74
76
150
66
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
75
150
66
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
6
77
73
150
66
Maddison Hinson-tolchard (AUS) (a)
6
80
70
150
66
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
6
75
75
150
78
Karina Kukkonen (FIN)
7
78
73
151
78
Hannah Hellyer (CAN)
7
72
79
151
78
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
7
75
76
151
78
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
7
76
75
151
78
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
7
74
77
151
78
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
7
74
77
151
78
Sophie Hausmann (GER)
7
77
74
151
78
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
7
76
75
151
78
Jess Pickwick (AUS)
7
79
72
151
78
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
7
76
75
151
78
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Celina Yuan (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Franziska Friedrich (GER)
7
78
73
151
91
Elmay Viking (COK)
8
78
74
152
91
Tvesa Malik (IND)
8
79
73
152
91
Anne-charlotte Mora (FRA)
8
73
79
152
91
Maiken Bing Paulsen (NOR)
8
80
72
152
91
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
8
76
76
152
91
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
8
76
76
152
91
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
8
74
78
152
91
Yerin Kim (AUS) (a)
8
75
77
152
91
Sarina Schmidt (GER)
8
77
75
152
91
Rosie Davies (ENG)
8
74
78
152
91
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
8
77
75
152
102
Justine Dreher (FRA)
9
77
76
153
102
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
9
78
75
153
102
Nina Pegova (RUS)
9
78
75
153
102
Hannah Park (AUS)
9
77
76
153
102
Megan Osland (CAN)
9
75
78
153
102
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
9
73
80
153
102
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
9
81
72
153
102
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
9
78
75
153
102
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
9
76
77
153
111
Natasha Fear (ESP)
10
74
80
154
111
Morgane Metraux (SUI)
10
77
77
154
111
EunJung Ji (KOR)
10
78
76
154
111
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
83
71
154
111
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
10
77
77
154
111
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
10
72
82
154
111
Madelene Stavnar (NOR)
10
76
78
154
118
Louise Markvardsen (DEN)
11
77
78
155
118
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
11
73
82
155
118
Astha Madan (IND)
11
78
77
155
118
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
75
80
155
118
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
11
75
80
155
118
Munchin Keh (NZL)
11
80
75
155
118
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
11
79
76
155
118
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
11
76
79
155
118
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
11
80
75
155
127
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
12
78
78
156
127
Tomoko Yokoyama (JPN)
12
79
77
156
127
Montana Strauss (AUS)
12
82
74
156
130
Elia Folch (ESP)
13
81
76
157
130
Stina Resen (NOR)
13
77
80
157
130
Annika Rathbone (AUS) (a)
13
75
82
157
130
Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)
13
78
79
157
130
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
13
80
77
157
130
Grace St Just (AUS)
13
76
81
157
130
Caitlin Roberts (AUS)
13
78
79
157
130
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
13
79
78
157
138
Julienne Soo (AUS)
14
78
80
158
138
June Song (AUS) (a)
14
86
72
158
138
Katelyn Must (AUS)
14
81
77
158
141
Brooke Baker (USA)
15
78
81
159
141
Koto Ishiyama (JPN)
15
80
79
159
141
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
15
77
82
159
141
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
15
81
78
159
145
Bree Arthur (AUS)
16
83
77
160
146
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
17
81
80
161
147
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
18
85
77
162
147
Casey Wild (AUS)
18
82
80
162
147
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
18
85
77
162
150
Jade Shellback (AUS)
19
81
82
163
150
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
19
80
83
163
152
Karen Pearce (AUS)
20
83
81
164
153
Ella Murray (AUS) (a)
22
84
82
166
154
Adele Huggard (AUS)
25
84
85
169
155
Kristen Farmer (AUS)
89
RTD
RTD
155
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
87
RTD
RTD