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08.12 Ladies European Tour:
Rapport fra første dag
Det ble ingen stor norsk dag.
Marianne Skarpnord gjorde det ganske bra med 71 (-1), mens de to andre, Tutta og
Tonje Daffinrud gikk på 74.
Florentyna Parker startet med 7 under par på de første 9 hullene hun spilte. Hun
avsluttet bogey, dobbeltbogey torsdag for å gå på 67 slag.
Her er en god rapport fra LET og den første runden som ble ferdigspilt torsdag:
Florentyna Parker shoots first-round 67 to lead in Dubai
DUBAI – December 8, 2016: England’s Florentyna Parker completed an opening round
of five-under-par 67 on the Majlis Course at Emirates Golf Club on Thursday to
take a one stroke lead over Frenchwoman Sophie Giquel-Bettan and Cheyenne Woods
of the USA at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
Parker, who is ranked fourth on the LET Order of Merit, had posted seven birdies
on the back nine on Wednesday morning before play was suspended due to the
tragic sudden death of caddie Maximilian Zechmann, for which there was a
minute’s silence at noon on Thursday.;
After returning to the course, Parker played the front nine in 38, with a pair
of birdies against two bogeys and a double-bogey on her last hole, the ninth,
where she played her second shot short of the green and then took a chip and
“Yesterday I started so well. I had seven birdies on the front nine and gave
myself nine chances,” said Parker, a two-time winner on the LET, at the 2010 ABN
AMRO and 2014 Italian Ladies Opens.
“The last three years I’ve missed the cut (in Dubai) and it’s been very
disappointing. I was thinking back to 2010 (when I finished fourth). I think I
started with a five or six-under on the back nine, which was my front nine. And
I said, ‘I need to get that feeling back and somehow do the same.’ It was good
that I made back-to-back birdies and obviously I struggled on the last two
Cheyenne Woods, who held a share of the lead on seven-under-par after 11 holes,
briefly took the outright lead on six-under-par, despite a bogey on the fourth
hole, but her double bogey on the eighth hole saw her drop behind Parker.
The winner of the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in Australia, Woods said: “I
thought I played really well. The two nines were a little different. I thought I
played a really solid round, hit the ball well and gave myself a lot of chances
for birdies and my putter felt great, so I’m really happy with today.”
Giquel-Bettan, who earned her sole LET title at the 2007 Ladies Open de
Portugal, had a flawless 68 featuring birdies at the second, 10th, 13th and 17th
while fellow Frenchwoman Jade Schaeffer, the Xiamen International Ladies Open
winner Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands, Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark,
Nuria Iturrios from Spain, Ashleigh Simon of South Africa and Laura Jansone from
Latvia all returned 69s.
The defending champion and world number four, Shanshan Feng, from China, opened
her campaign with a level par 72, which was her worst score since the first
round of the 2013 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, where she finished fifth, having
won the title in 2012 and then in 2014 and 2015. World No.18 Charley Hull, who
sealed the 2013 Rookie of the Year and 2014 Order of Merit titles in Dubai, also
carded a 72, while world number 16 Suzann Pettersen had a 74 to sit just inside
the projected cut mark, three strokes better than social media star Paige
Spiranac on 77.
Meanwhile, the shot of the first round was a hole-in-one by Australian Whitney
Hillier, using a 6-iron at the 171-yard fourth, on Wednesday morning. It was the
fifth ace in the history of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, dating back to the
first hole-in-one, recorded in 2009.
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