KirkwoodGolf: Scots Pretswell and Booth in leading 10 after two rounds

Friday, September 25, 2015

Scots Pretswell and Booth in leading 10 after two rounds

Rookie Pedersen fires career-low 64 to lead

Lacoste Ladies Open de France



Ladies European Tour rookie professional Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark shot a sparkling six under par 64 to take a three stroke lead at midway in the Lacoste Ladies Open de France.

Pedersen, 19, from Smoerum and British women's open amateur champion in 2014, bogeyed the first and third holes but quickly recovered after finding the speed of the greens at Golf de Chantaco. She picked up her first birdie on the fifth hole and eagled the seventh before making five more birdies at the eighth, 10th, 12th, 15th and 17th.

At nine under par, Pedersen, pictured above, is three strokes ahead of Frenchwoman Celine Herbin, with fellow Dane Malene Jorgensen and first round leader Gwladys Nocera two strokes behind on four under par.

“After the rough start I was very happy about finishing six under,” said Pedersen, who received an invitation to play in the limited field event, featuring 78 players.
 “It’s given me extra motivation to prove I’m good enough to be here, because I wasn’t good enough to get into the tournament. It’s a narrow course so you have to be accurate with your irons and shots into the greens.”

Pedersen, who finished second at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland in May, shortly before finishing her school studies, is one of a new crop of talented Danish players on the Ladies European Tour. Jorgensen, who finished third behind fellow Dane Nicole Broch Larsen in Helsingborg three weeks ago, recognises that having a group of Danes on tour is helping them to relax off the golf course. She said: “It’s always fun when a lot of people from Denmark are playing well.”

Herbin set the clubhouse target earlier in the day with a second round of two under par 68. She made birdies on the par-5 sixth and seventh before dropping shots on the ninth and 11th
 She eagled the 15th and immediately double bogeyed the 16th before finishing with birdies on 17 and 18.

“I’m pretty happy with the result,” said Herbin, whose caddie is Vicente Ballesteros, the brother of the late Severiano. “The end of the round was a little up and down. I had a very nice eagle on 15, which was two centimetres from being an albatross, and after I had a double and finished with two birdies. I have a very good feeling for this weekend. My game is in good shape.”

The 32-year-old, who lives in Santander, just across the Spanish border, continued: “It’s always very nice to play in France instead of wherever in the world and I feel very comfortable here. A lot of people are cheering.

“I was supposed to be playing in a Symetra Tour event in America this week but I changed my mind to play here. It was a good decision, I think.”
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[+]13Emily Kristine Pedersen DNKF-96764      131
[+]22Celine Herbin FRAF-66668      134
[+]316Malene Jorgensen DENF-46967      136
[+]31Gwladys Nocera FRAF-46571      136
[+]516Pamela Pretswell SCOF-36968      137
[+]57Nicole Broch Larsen DENF-36869      137
[+]57Azahara Munoz ESPF-36869      137
[+]57Charley Hull ENGF-36869      137
[+]538Carly Booth SCOF-37166      137
[+]1022Christine Wolf AUTF-27068      138
[+]107Trish Johnson ENGF-26870      138
[+]1047Anne-Lise Caudal FRAF-27266      138
[+]107Dewi Claire Schreefel NEDF-26870      138
[+]147Joanna Klatten FRAF-16871      139
[+]143Marion Ricordeau FRAF-16772      139
[+]143Marianne Skarpnord NORF-16772      139
[+]1422Giulia Sergas ITAF-17069      139
[+]143Cathryn Bristow NZLF-16772      139
[+]1955Fabienne In-Albon SWIFE7367      140
[+]1922Klara Spilkova CZEFE7070      140
[+]1922Stacy Lee Bregman RSAFE7070      140
[+]1972Georgia Hall ENGFE7664      140
[+]1922Carlota Ciganda ESPFE7070      140
[+]1968Beth Allen USAFE7565      140
[+]1922Katie Burnett USAFE7070      140
[+]197Mathilda Cappeliez (a)FRAFE6872      140
[+]277Liz Young ENGF+16873      141
[+]2722Amelia Lewis USAF+17071      141
[+]2738Ursula Wikstrom FINF+17170      141
[+]2747Eleanor Givens ENGF+17269      141
[+]2722Minea Blomqvist FINF+17071      141
[+]2716Nina Holleder GERF+16972      141
[+]2716Justine Dreher (a)FRAF+16972      141
[+]2761Cristie Kerr USAF+17467      141
[+]2738Margherita Rigon ITAF+17170      141
[+]367Isabelle Boineau FRAF+26874      142
[+]3638Stacey Keating AUSF+27171      142
[+]3622Jade Schaeffer FRAF+27072      142
[+]3638Sophie Sandolo ITAF+27171      142
[+]3647Caroline Afonso FRAF+27270      142
[+]3622Valentine Derrey FRAF+27072      142
[+]3655Florentyna Parker ENGF+27369      142
[+]3638Camilla Lennarth SWEF+27171      142
[+]3638Sally Watson SCOF+27171      142
[+]4561Lucie Andre FRAF+37469      143
[+]4547Becky Morgan WALF+37271      143
[+]4555Rebecca Artis AUSF+37370      143
[+]4516Amy Boulden WALF+36974      143
[+]4555Whitney Hillier AUSF+37370      143
[+]5022Laurette Maritz RSAF+47074      144
[+]5047Stephanie Na AUSF+47272      144
[+]5061Ines Lescudier (a)FRAF+47470      144
[+]5038Holly Clyburn ENGF+47173      144
[+]5422Holly Aitchison ENGF+57075      145
[+]5422Maha Haddioui MARF+57075      145
[+]5438Alexandra Vilatte FRAF+57174      145
[+]5422Stefania Croce ITAF+57075      145
[+]5816Patricia Sanz Barrio ESPF+66977      146
[+]5822Bree Arthur AUSF+67076      146
[+]5847Vikki Laing SCOF+67274      146
[+]5855Nanna Koerstz Madsen DENF+67373      146
[+]6276Ariane Provot FRAF+77770      147
[+]6247Diana Luna ITAF+77275      147
[+]6272Becky Brewerton WALF+77671      147
[+]6561Sophie Giquel-Bettan FRAF+87474      148
[+]6561Rebecca Hudson ENGF+87474      148
[+]6576Ann-Kathrin Lindner GERF+87771      148
[+]6568Marie Fourquier FRAF+87573      148
[+]6568Hannah Burke ENGF+87573      148
[+]6547Fiona Puyo FRAF+87276      148
[+]7155Maria Balikoeva RUSF+97376      149
[+]7172Chloe Leurquin BELF+97673      149
[+]7161Sophie Walker ENGF+97475      149
[+]7168Hannah Ralph ENGF+97574      149
[+]7578Emilie Piquot FRAF+108070      150
[+]7661Kylie Walker SCOF+117477      151
[+]7722Leigh Whittaker GERF+137083      153