Two-way lead at windy SA Women’s Open

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Cape City – The Cape southeaster performed havoc with scoring within the opening spherical of the R2-million South African Girls’s Open at Westlake Golf Membership on Thursday, with solely two gamers within the 126-players subject producing sub-par rounds.

Lina Boqvist from Sweden and Austrian Sarah Schober made essentially the most of an early begin to set an uncontested clubhouse goal with rounds of one-under 71.

The pair will head into the second spherical of the Sunshine Girls Tour and Girls European Tour co-sanctioned occasion with a slender one shot benefit over three-time champion Lee-Anne Tempo from South Africa, Spain’s Silvia Banon and Sweden’s Julia Engstrom

The afternoon subject was in for explicit punishment from the wind, which gusted over 50km per hour at occasions. Greatest positioned among the many late starters have been Scotland’s Carly Sales space and South African Stacy Bregman, who posted battling scores of two-over 72.

“It was actually blowing on the market,” exclaimed Kim Williams, a three-time former Sunshine Girls Tour winner after a wild spherical that featured simply three pars.

The Pretoria golfer received off to an ideal begin and held the outright lead at three-under halfway.

“I hit driver, Four-iron into the final gap, the place we’d usually be entering into with a wedge.”

Williams ultimately signed for a four-over 76, which was ok for a share of 22nd.

Boqvist, who claimed a top-10 end right here final 12 months, has began her season effectively and sits 18th on the Girls European Tour (LET) Order of Benefit.

“It has been an extended stretch away from house,” she mentioned of a five-week spell that has taken her from her native Sweden to Abu Dhabi, throughout Australia and eventually to Cape City.

“I actually wish to end effectively as a result of I like this occasion. I completed robust right here final 12 months and I actually wish to do the identical. My placing is actually good proper now and I really feel like I can belief it, so hopefully it continues to get higher by means of the remainder of the week.”

Austria’s Schober combined three birdies with two bogeys and managed to get into the clubhouse earlier than the worst of the wind hit.

“Situations have been actually robust on the market,” she defined. “Off the tee it is fairly slim and the holes that play into the wind could be very lengthy.

“I believe I made some actually good choices; that and a few nice was placing was the important thing to taking pictures 71. I had solely 26 putts at present. I did not hit many greens however I made some nice up-and-downs at most of them to avoid wasting par and maintain the spherical going.”

Former high ranked South African newbie Kajal Mistry continued her positive run of kind with a one-over-par 73 to seize a share of sixth.

Extra importantly for her, the GolfRSA Elite Squad participant boosted her possibilities to make a run for the Investec Property Fund Order of Benefit prize. Mistry presently second sits in third place, behind solely Nobuhle Dlamini within the lead and fewer than 100 factors behind Lejan Lewthwaite.

Dlamini from Swaziland, who gained the sixth version of the Dimension Information Girls Problem, carded 80, whereas SA Girls’s Masters champion Lewthwaite signed for a battling 82.

Defending champion Ashleigh Buhai opened with 75, however will take consolation from the truth that she completed solely 4 photographs off the lead. The three-time champion didn’t benefit from the early begin or the par fives and can want a greater second spherical to get herself into competition for successive victories at Westlake.

First Spherical Scores

All opponents RSA except in any other case specified and Amateurs indicated as AMA

71 – Lina Boqvist (SWE), Sarah Schober (AUT)

72 – Lee-Anne Tempo, Silvia Banon (ESP), Julia Engstrom (SWE)

73 – Kelsey Macdonald (SCO), Michele Thomson (SCO), Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP), Lydia Corridor (WAL), Kajal Mistry AMA, Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA), Pasqualle Coffa (NED)

74 – Annabel Dimmock (ENG), Stina Resen (NOR), Emma Westin (SWE), Rachael Goodall (ENG), Carly Sales space (SCO), Stacy Bregman

75 – Bonita Bredenhann (NAM), Ashleigh Buhai, Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)

76 – Hannah McCook (SCO), Tandi Mc Callum, Charlotte Thompson (ENG), Esther Henseleit (GER), Meghan MacLaren (ENG), Tiia Koivisto (FIN), Diksha Dagar (IND), Casandra Corridor, Laura Murray (SCO), Cloe Frankish (ENG), Kim Williams

77 – Filippa Moerk (SWE), Millie Saroha (IND), Maria Beautell (ESP), Sian Evans (ENG), Carrie Park (KOR)

78 – Crizelda van Niekerk, Lora Assad, Kiran Matharu (ENG), Marion Duvernay (FRA), Carmen Alonso (ESP), Clara Pietri (SUI), Sofie Bringner (SWE), Johanna Gustavsson (SWE), Lauren Taylor (ENG), Olivia Cowan (AUT), Linda Wessberg (SWE)

79 – Rachel Raastad (NOR), Stefania Avanzo (ITA), Kylie Henry (SCO), Alana van Greuning, Kelsey Nicholas, Monique Smit, Karolin Lampert (GER), Eleanor Givens (ENG), Valentine Derrey (FRA), Megan Streicher AMA, Lara Weinstein, Symone Henriques AMA, Julie Berton (FRA)

80 – Gabriella Cowley (ENG), Isabella Deilert (SWE), Lenanda van der Watt, Emie Peronnin (FRA), Manon De Roey (BEL), Isabelle Boineau (FRA), Anna Svenstrup (SWE), Georgia Oboh (NGA), Maha Haddioui (MAR), Flora Peuch (FRA), Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ), Florentyna Parker (ENG), Camille Chevalier (FRA), Maria Palacios (PER)

81 – Bertine Faber, Tvesa Malik (IND), Amy Walsh (AUS), Sanna Nuutinen (FIN), Justine Dreher (FRA), Mimmi Bergman (SWE), Emma Nilsson (SWE), Nastja Banovec (SVN), Sarah Nilsson (SWE), Moa Folke (SWE), Emilie Piquot (FRA), Astha Madan (IND)

82 – Gabrielle Macdonald (SCO), Niina Liias (FIN), Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE), Emilie Alonso (FRA), Tara Griebenow AMA, Laura Fuenfstueck (GER), Manon Gidali (FRA)

83 – Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA), Manon Molle (FRA), Jordan Rothman AMA, Christine Wolf (AUT), Ana Menendez (MEX), Elia Folch (ESP)

84 – Anna Magnusson (SWE), Lejan Lewthwaite, Caroline Rominger (SUI), Nadine Dreher (AUT)

85 – Dominique Jacobs, Fanny Cnops (BEL), Jane Turner (SCO), Brittney-Fay Berger

86 – Becky Brewerton (WAL), Lindi Coetzee, Tijana Kraljevic, Rachel Rossel (SUI), Zethu Myeki AMA

87 – Shawnelle de Lange, Mae Cornforth, Siviwe Duma, Larissa Du Preez AMA

88 – Sofia Ljungqvist (SWE), Laure Sibille (FRA)

89 – Nina Gray AMA, Ines Lescudier (FRA)

92 – Yolanda Duma, Chiara Contomathios

103 – Charlotte Austwick (ENG)

RTD – Laurette Maritz, Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)



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