Friday, October 09, 2015

Pretswell only Scot to make the cut in China 

From Bethan Cutler, LET Media Manager
China’s Jing Yan, 19-year-old winner of the British girls championship and the British women's stroke-play in 2013,  fired a second round of seven under par 65 to join French Solheim Cup player Gwladys Nocera in the lead on nine under par at the Xiamen International Ladies Open in China.

A flurry of eight birdies against one bogey put teenager Yan, pictured right, from Shanghai in prime position to challenge for a maiden pro title at the halfway stage of the tournament.

Nocera’s solid second round of 68 containing four birdies means she is also well placed in her quest for a 15th title on the Ladies European Tour.

The pair are two strokes ahead of Thailand’s Kusuma Meechai with English pair Liz Young and Hannah Burke, Australian Stacey Keating and Pei-Yun Chien of Chinese Taipei a stroke behind on six under par.

Further down the leader board, Solheim Cup player Caroline Hedwall recovered from an opening 75 with a strong 69 which put her back to level par and tied for 40th place. The defending champion Ssu-Chia Cheng from nearby Chinese Taipei carded rounds of 72 and 73 to lie in joint 52nd, just inside the cut line on one over par.

Yan, who in 2013 won the Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship at Fairhaven Golf Club and the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Prestwick, is a familiar face on the Ladies European Tour as she has played in several tournaments as an amateur. 
This is her rookie year as a professional and she holds conditional status on the LPGA, but she describes it as a ‘B year’ with only two top 20 finishes, including a season best tie for 11th at the Kingsmill, so far.

Prior to last year’s inaugural Xiamen International Ladies Open, Orient Golf and Country Club hosted the China Ladies Open seven times consecutively from 2006 to 2012 and Yan said: “I started to play this golf course at age of 12.. I am glad to come back here and put myself in a familiar kind of atmosphere.”

Nocera, who won in China two years ago at the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, continued to play well. She commented: “I hit the ball better today than yesterday. I didn’t get the speed at the end. I think the greens are growing with the heat and I couldn’t get the right speed. 
"I had one ball hanging on the hole and I can’t believe it wasn’t in the hole. It was a good finish on 18 with a birdie which puts me back in a share of the lead for the weekend. If I keep on improving my game I will have a lot of chances so I’ll 69stay focused on what I have to do as I want that winning feeling again.”
Only Hamilton's Pamela Pretswell, pictured left, (69-73) of the six Scots in the field made the halfway cut at one-over-par 145.
Pamela is lying T19 on 142 (69-73), seven shots behind the joint leaders but Carly Booth (74-75), Kylie Walker (75-74), Sally Watson (76-74), Kelsey Macdonald (75-75) and Vikki Laing (79-72) failed to make it.

Par 144 (2x72) Cut at 145.

      112Jing Yan CHNF-97065      135
[+]11Gwladys Nocera FRAF-96768      135
[+]32Kusuma Meechai THAF*-76869      137
[+]412Stacey Keating AUSF*-67068      138
[+]423Pei-Yun Chien TPEF-67167      138
[+]45Hannah Burke ENGF-66969      138
[+]412Liz Young ENGF*-67068      138
[+]823Hye In Yeom KORF*-57168      139
[+]823Ai-Chen Kuo TPEF-57168      139
[+]836Wei Wei Zhang CHNF-57267      139
[+]1112Hsuan-Ping Chang TPEF*-47070      140
[+]112Yeon Mi Choi KORF*-46872      140
[+]1123Beth Allen USAF-47169      140
[+]1412Punpaka Phuntumabamrung THAF*-37071      141
[+]1423Li Ying Ye CHNF*-37170      141
[+]1436Tzu-Chi Lin TPEF-37269      141
[+]1412Man Jin (a)CHNF*-37071      141
[+]1436Saraporn Chamchoi THAF-37269      141
[+]1953Minea Blomqvist FINF-27369      142
[+]195Yan Liu (a)CHNF-26973      142
[+]1912Bo Bea Kim KORF*-27072      142
[+]1923Nicole Garcia RSAF*-27171      142
[+]1953Nontaya Srisawang THAF-27369      142
[+]1936Becky Brewerton WALF*-27270      142
[+]1953Ursula Wikstrom FINF-27369      142
[+]1912Nicole Broch Larsen DENF-27072      142
[+]195Pamela Pretswell SCOF-26973      142
[+]2836Pei-Lin Yu TPEF-17271      143
[+]2823Nanna Koerstz Madsen DENF-17172      143
[+]285Daisy Nielsen DENF*-16974      143
[+]285Xiang Sui (a)CHNF*-16974      143
[+]2812Alexandra Vilatte FRAF*-17073      143
[+]2823Szu-Han Chen TPEF-17172      143
[+]2812Thidapa Suwannapura THAF*-17073      143
[+]2823Yan-Hong Pan CHNF-17172      143
[+]282Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai THAF*-16875      143
[+]285Yuting Shi CHNF-16974      143
[+]2823Panpan Yan CHNF-17172      143
[+]2853Fabienne In-Albon SWIF*-17370      143
[+]4036Eleanor Givens ENGF*E7272      144
[+]4053Connie Chen RSAFE7371      144
[+]4084Sarah Kemp AUSFE7569      144
[+]4036Caroline Martens NORF*E7272      144
[+]4074Lina Boqvist SWEFE7470      144
[+]40106Cuixia Chen CHNFE7767      144
[+]4053Rebecca Hudson ENGF*E7371      144
[+]4053Yu-Ling Hsieh TPEFE7371      144
[+]4084Caroline Hedwall SWEFE7569      144
[+]4036So-Young Jang KORFE7272      144
[+]4023Jiayi Zhou CHNF*E7173      144
[+]4097Georgina Simpson ENGF*E7668      144
[+]5284Ashleigh Simon RSAF+17570      145
[+]5236Sha Wu CHNF*+17273      145
[+]5274Isabella Ramsay SWEF*+17471      145
[+]5236Liqing Chen CHNF+17273      145
[+]5253Paula Hurtado COLF*+17372      145
[+]5223Louise Stahle SWEF+17174      145
[+]5253Isabelle Boineau FRAF+17372      145
[+]52106Whitney Hillier AUSF+17768      145
[+]5212Patricia Sanz Barrio ESPF+17075      145
[+]5253Dan Li CHNF*+17372      145
[+]5284Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng THAF*+17570      145
[+]5236Ssu-Chia Cheng TPEF+17273      145
[+]5236Titiya Plucksataporn THAF*+17273      145
[+]5284Emily Kristine Pedersen DENF+17570      145
[+]5253Nina Holleder GERF+17372      145

Malene Jorgensen DENCut27868      146

Trish Johnson ENGCut27571      146

Chloe Leurquin BELCut27472      146

Ji Hae Jang KORCut27472      146

Ziqi Ye CHNCut27472      146

Marta Sanz Barrio ESPCut27373      146

Holly Aitchison ENGCut27373      146

Laura Jansone LVACut27373      146

Amelia Lewis USACut27373      146

Piyathida Ployumsri THACut27274      146

Rebecca Artis AUSCut27274      146

Jienalin Zhang CHNCut37770      147

Hsin Ning Yeh TPECut37473      147

Wannasiri Sirisampant THACut37374      147

Anne Van Dam NLDCut37275      147

Christine Wolf AUTCut37176      147

Janya Morrakotphan THACut36978      147

Tiranan Yoopan THACut47969      148

Yue Xia Lu CHNCut47771      148

Victoria Lovelady BRACut47573      148

Ann-Kathrin Lindner GERCut47573      148

Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras THACut47474      148

Valentine Derrey FRACut47474      148

Ling Ling Tan CHNCut47375      148

Florentyna Parker ENGCut47276      148

Hyeon Seo Kang KORCut47276      148

Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang THACut57772      149

Sophie Sandolo ITACut57673      149

Kylie Walker SCOCut57574      149

Noora Tamminen FINCut57574      149

Cathryn Bristow NZLCut57574      149

Lei Ye (a)CHNCut57475      149

Carly Booth SCOCut57475      149

Juanjuan Tao CHNCut57376      149

Sally Watson SCOCut67674      150

Rungthiwa Pangjan THACut67674      150

Kelsey Macdonald SCOCut67575      150

Vikki Laing SCOCut77972      151

Sophie Walker ENGCut77774      151

Pennapa Pulsawath THACut77675      151

Aunchisa Utama THACut77675      151

Hsien Wen Huang TPECut88072      152

Meng-Chu Chen TPECut87973      152

Emma Westin SWECut87874      152

I-Wen Chen TPECut87775      152

Xin Xia CHNCut87676      152

Jaruporn Palakawong Na Ayutthaya THACut87577      152

Leigh Whittaker GERCut87379      152

Yu Yang Zhang CHNCut97776      153

Xiaohong Chen CHNCut97776      153

Stephanie Na AUSCut97380      153

Yu Yu Zhang CHNCut97380      153

Narisara Kerdrit THACut117976      155

Yezhou Lin CHNCut117877      155

Wenqi Zhu (a)CHNCut117679      155

Rui Wang CHNCut127680      156

Xing'E Wang CHNCut137978      157

Saruttaya Ngam-Usawan THACut147979      158

Chang Yu Qiao CHNCut188181      162

Ni Tang CHNCut218184      165