Sunday, July 24, 2016

AAM Ladies Scottish Open final totals, prize money

par 216 (3x72) prize money in euros after final totals
1 BOINEAU Isabelle FRA -11 70 67 68 205 75,000
2 WESSBERG Linda SWE -10 70 67 69 206 45,000
T3 ALLEN Beth USA -9 71 69 67 207 26,250
T3 MORGAN Becky WAL -9 68 66 73 207 26,250
5 HEDWALL Caroline SWE -8 74 70 64 208 18,000
T6 PARKER Florentyna ENG -7 71 69 69 209 14.750
T6 NOCERA Gwladys FRA -7 67 72 70 209 14,750
8 HALL Georgia ENG -6 72 68 70 210 12,500
T9 RAMSAY Isabella SWE -5 72 70 69 211 11,750
T9 BURKE Hannah ENG -5 68 73 70 211 11,750.
11 LAING Vikki SCO -4 70 75 67 212 11,000
T12 BRISTOW Cathryn NZL -3 74 70 69 213 9,500
T12 SCHAEFFER Jade FRA -3 71 72 70 213 9,500
T12 WOODS Cheyenne USA -3 73 68 72 213 9,500
T12 KEMP Sarah AUS -3 69 71 73 213 9,500
T12 YIN Angel USA -3 69 70 74 213 9,500
T17 BREGMAN Stacy Lee RSA -2 74 70 70 214 8,125
T17 MADSEN Nanna Koerstz DEN -2 68 72 74 214 8,125
T19 PRETSWELL Pamela SCO -1 70 75 70 215 7,000
T19 LENNARTH Camilla SWE -1 72 73 70 215 7,000
T19 MACDONALD Kelsey SCO -1 71 73 71 215 7,000
T19 MATTHEW Catriona SCO -1 71 73 71 215 7,000
T19 JIMENEZ MARTIN Noemi ESP -1 72 72 71 215 7,000
T19 SERGAS Giulia ITA -1 71 73 71 215 7,000
T19 WATSON Sally SCO -1 70 71 74 215 7,000
T26 HERBIN Celine FRA 0 72 75 69 216 5,550
T26 HALL Lydia WAL 0 71 72 73 216 5,550
T26 SKARPNORD Marianne NOR 0 71 71 74 216 5,550
T29 CARLSSON Lynn SWE +1 74 71 72 217 4,800
T29 BOOTH Carly SCO +1 75 70 72 217 4,800
T29 PETERS Alex ENG +1 73 73 71 217 4,800
T29 TAMMINEN Noora FIN +1 74 72 71 217 4,800
T29 PEDERSEN Emily Kristine DEN +1 71 76 70 217 4,800
T34 DRYBURGH Gemma SCO +2 72 73 73 218 4,125
T34 WIKSTROM Ursula FIN +2 72 74 72 218 4,125
T34 LUNA Diana ITA +2 72 75 71 218 4,125
T34 HADDIOUI Maha MAR +2 72 75 71 218 4,125
T38 SIMON Ashleigh RSA +3 73 72 74 219 3,512
T38 GIVENS Eleanor ENG +3 73 72 74 219 3,512
T38 CIGANDA Carlota ESP +3 74 70 75 219 3512.50
T38 VAN DAM Anne NED +3 79 71 69 219 3512.50
T42 JORGENSEN Malene DEN +5 72 72 77 221 3,000

T42 HILLIER Whitney AUS +5 74 69 78 221 3,000
T42 JOHNSON Felicity ENG +5 76 74 71 221 3000
T45 BOULDEN Amy WAL +6 73 73 76 222 2700
T45 BLOMQVIST Minea FIN +6 74 73 75 222 2,700
T45 SANDOLO Sophie ITA +6 76 74 72 222 2,700
T48 AITCHISON Holly ENG +7 75 74 74 223 2,250
T48 DAFFINRUD Tonje NOR +7 75 75 73 223 2,250
T48 DERREY Valentine FRA +7 74 76 73 223 2,250
T48 GARCIA Nicole RSA +7 76 75 72 223 2,250
T48 WALKER Sophie ENG +7 74 77 72 223 2,250
T48 VERCHENOVA Maria RUS +7 76 75 72 223 2,250
T54 WOLF Christine AUT +8 73 74 77 224 1,762.50
T54 HUDSON Rebecca ENG +8 77 73 74 224 1,762
T54 ANDRE Lucie FRA +8 70 80 74 224 1,762
T54 CROCE Stefania ITA +8 78 73 73 224 1,762
T58 GIQUEL-BETTAN Sophie FRA +9 75 72 78 225 1,575
T58 SPIRANAC Paige USA +9 76 75 74 225 1,575
T60 SPILKOVA Klara CZE +10 74 76 76 226 1,475
T60 YOUNG Liz ENG +10 76 75 75 226 1,475
T62 KOCH Carin SWE +11 73 76 78 227 1,375
T62 CAUDAL Anne-Lise FRA +11 75 76 76 227 1,375

MISSED CUT
MC KEATING Stacey AUS +8 80 72 152
MC BOQVIST Lina SWE +8 81 71 152
MC PLUCKSATAPORN Titiya THA +8 75 77 152
MC VARTIAINEN Oona FIN +8 77 75 152
MC SANZ BARRIO Marta ESP +8 76 76 152
MC WALKER Kylie SCO +8 74 78 152
MC JOHNSON Trish ENG +8 77 75 152
MC STAHLE Louise SWE +10 80 74 154
MC RICORDEAU Marion FRA +10 77 77 154
MC DAVIES Laura ENG +10 76 78 154
MC LOVELADY Victoria BRA +10 79 75 154
MC LEURQUIN Chloe BEL +10 78 76 154
MC CHEN Connie RSA +11 78 77 155
MC VILATTE Alexandra FRA +11 82 73 155
MC HOLLEDER Nina GER +13 79 78 157
MC BREWERTON Becky WAL +14 81 77 158
MC MURRAY Laura SCO +16 79 81 160

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France's Boineau earns maiden win in Scotland


 
NEWS RELEASE FROM LET
By Bethan Cutler, LET Media Manager 
Irvine, Ayrshire: Frenchwoman Isabelle Boineau claimed her first Ladies European Tour title in amazing fashion after she grabbed the lead with a hole to play at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.
On a day when the lead changed hands three times, the 27-year-old from Marseille crept up on long-time leader Linda Wessberg to win with a par on the par-5 18th at Dundonald Links after the Swede’s four-foot birdie putt to tie rolled over the hole.
“What a tournament to win: the Scottish Open! I’m so happy and I want to thank my parents and my sponsors for encouraging me to play even when I didn’t want to. Today is just one of the best days of my life,” said Boineau
Isabelle ended the 54-hole tournament one stroke clear of Wessberg on 11-under 205 after a final round of 68, containing five birdies and a bogey.
Buoyed by fond memories of playing at the venue as an 18-year-old in the 2007 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, in which she finished second, she was thrilled to have conquered the treacherous 18th, despite a nervous chip over the burn.
“I was very nervous on the last. I was shaking but I didn’t want people to see,” said Boineau, a third year Ladies European Tour professional.
 “Hitting my rescue, I was so nervous, because I had memories from when I played in 2007 when I think I was in the lead as well. I pushed it because I got scared of the water and finished second.
"So I thought, ‘Don’t do the same again.’ I had my friend, Alexis, on the bag, which helped, because when you’re nervous time can go so fast. The putt was still difficult but when Linda missed hers I felt some relief. I thought, at worst I’ll be in a play-off.”
It was all change early on day three. Wales’ Becky Morgan started with a three-stroke lead but there was a two-shot swing on the first after Boineau almost holed her approach shot for eagle. Wessberg then birdied the second and third before moving two ahead with a massive eagle putt on the fifth hole.
Boineau birdied the fifth and then the 12th but dropped a shot at the 13th before Wessberg made a clutch par putt on 16 to stay one ahead. Boineau then holed from 10 feet on 17 to take the lead for the first time before Wessberg three putted.
“I played well all day, started off really well, but then didn’t really make any birdies and had a hard time hitting the fairway. The first cut is quite difficult when you’re trying to attack the pins.
" I misjudged my putt on 17 going up the hill and thought it was going to be slower with the rain,” said Wessberg, who finished second, one ahead of Beth Allen and Becky Morgan.
Edinburgh-based American Allen needed a birdie on the last to tie for the lead but dropped a shot for a final round of 67. 
“The third shot was the shot I was trying to play. It was a really hard pin when you’re coming in with a long iron, like I had to. I hit 6-iron as well as I could and it didn’t go forward. I hit a chip shot which I thought was a safe one and I didn’t even hit that bad of a putt. I just got unlucky.”
Earlier, Caroline Hedwall completed a course record final round of 64 and she ended in fifth place, earning one of three spots in the Ricoh Women’s British Open for the leading three players not already exempt, along with Gwladys Nocera and Isabella Ramsay. 
The fourth women’s Major of 2016 starts at Woburn on Thursday and the top Scot, Vikki Laing, who finished in outright 11th place, will be playing in Final Qualifying at John O’Gaunt Golf Club on Monday.

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Deeside Junior Open on Monday,  August 1

Late entries will be accepted for the Deeside Junior Open (boys and girls) on Monday, August 1.
Entries so far:
9.30 M Saunders (Deeside)
10.0 R Campbell (Deeside)
10.20 A Annal (Deeside)
10.30 M Lynas (Oldmeldrum), O Walker (Royal Aberdeen), T Mitchell (Deeside)
10.40 Cameron Imrie (Deeside)
11.00 Kirstin Watson (Deeside)
11.30 Harry Connor (Deeside)
11.40 Michael Black (Deeside)
11.50 Nicholas Black (Deeside)
12.00 Sam Allan (Deeside) 

Send your entry to 
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England well placed at UL International Crown in Illinois




Charley Hull (left) and Melissa Reid have made up half of England's dominant team performance this week at the UL International Crown.
Charley Hull (left) and Melissa Reid have made up half of England's dominant team performance this week at the UL International Crown. (Getty Images)
GURNEE, Illinois. – While golf is on the rise in Asian countries like China and Thailand, Mel Reid hopes a victory at the UL International Crown tournament near Chicago might bring a revival of sorts for women’s golf in England.
 A tall order to be sure from an event in only its second staging, but any buzz is good buzz.
“I think English golf is deteriorating,” said Reid. “Especially in the women’s game, especially with juniors.”
The English came in as the seventh seed, but given the chemistry of the team and their history together playing for country, they were certainly a dark-horse favourite.
On Day 3 of four-ball play, England swept Thailand, putting a total of nine points on the board to lead the field at the Merit Club by two – a gap that might prove huge on Sunday as the point totals carry over to singles play.


“Yes, we are the underdogs, but we have a really good team atmosphere,” said Reid. “And I think from my experience, that’s sometimes more important than maybe the ranking of the players. You’ve seen this in Solheim Cups; you’ve seen it in Ryder Cups.”
While the attention centred around Charley Hull, who withdrew from Friday’s play with a fever and complications from asthma, and Mel Reid, the fearless woman who played as a single against a pair of top-50 players from Japan and took them to the 18th, it’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff who deserves a proper nod.
Shadoff, 28, came into this week’s event ranked 92nd in the world. Her first top-10 of the season came two weeks ago at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for eighth. It had otherwise been a rather lacklustre year for Shadoff.
“I definitely do play my best golf when I’m under pressure,” said Shadoff, “when it almost means a little bit more.”
Shadoff carried England in Friday’s match against Japan, which was halved. And then on Saturday, she went on a tear midway through the front nine, draining a 40ft putt for eagle on the sixth hole followed by three consecutive birdies. 
Holly Clyburn picked it up on the back nine, making birdies on Nos. 11 and 12, and then Shadoff put away Thailand with a birdie on the 13th to give England a 7 and 5 victory.
“We came out fighting,” Shadoff said.

Hull watched Reid’s fantastic effort on television after she was given three IV treatments and a breathing mask on Friday morning. She has suffered from asthma since age 5 and switched her inhalant two years ago to comply with the Olympic drug-testing regulations.
Last week, Hull said, she was given an TUE – therapeutic use exemption – to go back on her old inhalant. It generally takes a few weeks, she said, to work with your system properly.
On Saturday, after a 3 and 1 victory with Reid that included another eagle, Hull said she felt “fresh as a daisy.”
“I’m buzzing to go out there tomorrow,” said Hull. “I can’t wait.
HOW THEY STAND
POOL A
Taipei 7pt
China 6pt
S Korea 4pt
Australia 3pt
POOL B
England 9pt
USA 7pt
Thailand 4pt
Japan 4pt

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Good old Charley! Hull ready to play after 

struggling with asthma, illness


GURNEE, Illinois – Charley Hull got a round of applause when she arrived at the range Saturday morning (Chicago time) to get ready to rejoin her English team-mates at the UL International Crown after missing Friday’s four-balls due to illness surrounding an asthma attack.
Hull, 20, reported she’s ready to join Mel Reid again in Saturday morning’s four-ball match against Thailand.
Hull also said she has struggled more with asthma since being required to undergo Olympic drug testing almost two years ago in preparation for the Games in Rio. 
Under Olympic protocols, Hull said she had to go off the inhalant she had been on since childhood because of the steroid in it. She switched to another asthma inhalant.
At a sponsor dinner Thursday night at Conway Farms, Hull began feeling sick, with her asthma worsening. Teammates took her home. She woke up Friday morning struggling to breathe, with a fever.


“I have quite bad asthma, so it really affected me yesterday,” Hull said. “I feel a lot better today. The doctors have done a lot for me. They put a mask on me [with medicinal inhalants], and I could digest the medicine better. I could breathe a lot better. I think allergies really affect me in these northern states.”
Hull said allergens in the air may have triggered her symptoms. She said her blood pressure also dropped Friday, according to the doctor treating her. Her treatments include IVs.
Hull was the star of day one, practically single-handedly beating the American team of Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller in four-balls. Hull made six birdies and an eagle in the English victory.
How close does she feel to being at full strength?
“I feel so much better today, nearly there,” Hull said. “I still feel a little wheezy, but I have my inhaler that I can take on the golf course. Two days ago, I took my inhaler on the course, but I didn’t feel like it was going to get that bad.”
Without Hull, Reid nearly beat the Japanese duo of Haru Nomura and Mika Miyazato all by herself in the best-ball match on Friday. Reid was beaten when Nomura made birdie at the last. Hull said she was able to watch some of the round.
“Mel was brilliant,” Hull said. “I’m so proud of her. She gave such a great fight.

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Bronte Law wins European title, Olivia 

Mehaffey third in Sweden


By Colin Farquharson
GB and I Curtis Cup players Bronte Law and Olivia Mehaffey finished first and third in the prestigious European individual women's amateur championship over 72 holes at the quaintly-named Hooks Golf Club in Sweden.
As the tournament leader Leslie Cloots (Belgium) sagged with a final round of 74 for 10-under 278, so Law from Bramhall Golf Club, Cheshire was able to mak up eight strokes with a brilliant last-day effort of six-under 66 for a one-shot victory with an 11-under-par aggregate of 277.
Mehaffey, from the Royal Co Down Ladies GC at Newcastle, Northern Ireland, covered her last 36 holes in eight-under par with a pair of 68s for 279, two behind Law and one behind Cloots.
Aboyne's Shannon McWilliam closed with a 68 which included a double-bogey 7 at the ninth and six birdies. She finished T25 on one-over 289, one head of Germany-based Scot Rachael Taylor who dropped down the final standings to T30 after a last round of four-over 76 in which she birdied the first two holes and then was six over par for the remaining 16, including a double bogey 7 at the long third.
Heather Munro from Monifieth had five birdies and two bogeys in a last-day 69 for 291 and a T37 finish.

LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 28 (4x72)
277 Bronte Law (Eng) 65 76 70 66.
278 Leslie Cloots (Bel)  68  69 67 74
279 Olivia Mehaffey (NIr) 70 73 68 68

OTHER SCORES
289 Shannon McWilliam (Sco) 74 71 76 68 (T25)
290 Rachael Taylor (Sco) 74 69 71 76 (T30)
291 Heather Munro (Sco) 74 74 74 69 (T37)
297 Jessica Ross (Ire) 74 71 77 75 (T56)


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Brilliant Bronte wins European championship

England’s Bronte Law made up a seven-shot deficit with a brilliant closing 66 to win the European women’s amateur championship at Hooks Golf Club in Sweden. 
She birdied the last to finish on 11-under and snatch a one-shot victory over overnight leader Leslie Cloots of Belgium. Law is only the third English player to win this title and the first since 2000 and her victory caps a superb season. 
Law, the world number three, has helped GB&I to win the Curtis Cup with a perfect score of five wins from five matches; then she helped England to become European team champions – and she’s been named as the top woman player in US college golf. 
“It feels a bit like a story, something you dream off and I couldn’t have written it any better myself, which is very special. It’s quite incredible,” said the 21-year-old from Bramhall in Cheshire. 
Law made the difficult decision to pull out of last week’s English women’s amateur to rest and concentrate on her European title ambition and she was rewarded with the biggest individual win of her career so far. 
“Winning the English twice (in 2014 and ’15) was a big achievement for me and I didn’t want to pull out, but I really wanted to win this one. I’m just very happy that I pulled it off, it’s a relief really.” 
Law posted seven-under 65 in the first round of the European championship and was one shot off the lead, but in the second round she slipped back with 76. “It made it very difficult for me,” she said. “I really couldn’t find the fairways and round this golf course you can’t do that. I got on the range and tried to find what I’d lost – and the one thing that really made a difference today was that I rarely missed a fairway.” 
In the third round she shot 70, with bogeys on the last two holes and, as she left the course, she thought she might have blown it. But once she studied the scores she knew she could still win: “I thought I’d probably made my life difficult but I did believe, absolutely, that I could do it.”
In today’s final round she reached the turn in two-under, before starting back birdie, eagle, when she holed her pitching wedge shot on the par four 11th. “That was probably the highlight,” she said. “I was coming from a weird angle and I actually over hit it, but it took one hop and went straight in.”
Law went on: “My dad rang me this morning and said he had a feeling I was going to shoot a really low number and win and the fact that it happened was really cool. The eagle on the 11th came at a really neat time and from there I never really looked back and I could see myself going lower and lower.” 
Law’s next date is final qualifying for the Ricoh Women’s British Open on Monday. She returns to university in Los Angeles in August and will go to LPGA qualifying school in October. 

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Becky Morgan (41) on cusp of maiden pro 

victory in AAM Ladies' Scottish Open


NEWS RELEASE FROM L E T

By Bethan Cutler, LET Media Manager

Irvine, Ayrshire: Becky Morgan, pictured above, set up a great opportunity for a first Ladies European Tour title after a second round of 66 gave her a three-stroke leading heading into the final round at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

The 41-year-old Welshwoman had a second bogey-free round on the testing Dundonald Links lay-out in North Ayrshire to end the day three clear of Sweden’s Linda Wessberg and Frenchwoman Isabelle Boineau.

Rookie professional Angel Yin of the United States, 17, and overnight leader Gwladys Nocera of France are tied for fourth on five-under while social media sensation Paige Spiranac of the United States defied her critics by making the cut at seven-over-par.

Morgan, who has four times been a bridesmaid in her 16 years as a professional, with two runner-up places on the LET and two on the LPGA Tour, started the second round with a birdie on the 10th and then eagled the long 18th
She moved one ahead of the field with a birdie on the first and added two more at the fifth and ninth for good measure.

“My putting has been great. I’ve holed a couple of bombs,” Morgan said. “I eagled the 18th today which was my ninth hole from about 45 feet and holed out from six feet really well. I haven’t had a bogey yet so it’s been good.

“I’ve been on tour 16 years. It’s been fairly consistent but I haven’t won, so it would be very nice. I guess I don’t really feel my age. I’ve been out here 16 years but it doesn’t really feel like it.”

Wessberg, the early clubhouse leader, fired a 67 to get in position to challenge for her fourth win on tour. This is Wessberg’s third appearance since the birth of her first child, a daughter called Sigrid, in mid-September. 
A 15th place finish in Morocco, followed by a tie for fourth in Pilsen has given her high hopes of a return to the winner’s circle for the first time since 2009. 
She was inspired by watching compatriot Henrik Stenson win The Open at Royal Troon and Alex Noren the men’s Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, as well as her caddie, Ally Berry, the 2012 Disabled Open champion.


Also at seven-under-par is third year LET player Isabelle Boineau, who has fond memories of playing at Dundonald Links in the 2007 Duke of York Trophy as an amateur.


Sally Watson is the leading Scot in a share of 11th on three under par, with two-time event winner Catriona Matthew in a tie for 18th on one over. 
At the other end of the leaderboard, Spiranac was delighted to make the cut in her second Ladies European Tour event. Six-over-par after her first six holes, she rallied with three straight birdies from the 18th to the second followed by seven straight pars for a 75 that left her on the bubble at seven-over-par.


She said: “I started off so bad through five holes I was thinking, ‘don’t shoot 80’, but I got it back and made three birdies in a row so it felt good. It was good to come through today and shoot a decent round after how bad my start was.”


Due to TV broadcast times, the third round at Dundonald Linkswill start at 7.10am on Sunday, with the leaders teeing off at 9am

 SECOND-ROUND LEADERBOARD
 Par 144 (2x72)
134 B Morgan (Wales) 68 66
137 L Wessberg (Sweden) 70 67, I Boineau (France) 70 67
139 A Yin (USA) 69 70, G Nocera (France) 67 72
140 G Hall (England) 72 68, S Kemp (Australia) 69 71, B Allen (USA) 71 69, F Parker (England) 71 69, N K Madden (Denmark) 68 72
141 S Watson (Scotland) 70 71, H Burke (England) 68 73, C Woods (USA) 73 68

OTHER SCOTS' SCORES
144 C Matthew 71 73, K Macdonald 71 73 (T19)
145 C Booth 75 70, G Dryburgh 72 73, P Pretswell 70 75, V Laing 70 75.

MISSED THE CUT (151 and better qualified)
152 K Walker (Scotland) 74 78
154 L Davies (England) 76 78
160 L Murray (Scotland) 79 81




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Mel Reid, all alone, puts up incredible fight in narrow defeat by Japanese pair

Melissa Reid was on her own Friday at the UL International Crown after Charley Hull withdrew.
Melissa Reid was on her own Friday at the UL International Crown after Charley Hull withdrew. (Getty Images)
GURNEE, Illinois – Those who know England's Mel Reid well weren’t a bit surprised to see her single-handedly take a pair of top-50 players in the world to the 18th. 
Reid comes to life in these types of situations, a born fighter who thrives on a good challenge.
Reid’s solo act at the UL International Crown provided one of the best moral victories in match-play history. Plenty of players have felt like they were on their own in team competition during a four-ball match, but to actually be alone? 
The 28-year-old Englishwoman ultimately fell to Haru Normura and Mika Miyazato, by one hole, but the heroic effort could set up a big finish for Reid in 2016.
“I don’t know, there’s something that switches inside of me when I’m under severe pressure,” explained Reid. “I tend to just turn it on.”
Charley Hull carried Reid on the first day of four-balls, posting six birdies and an eagle on her own ball in their 2 and 1 victory. When Hull came down with a fever on Friday morning and withdrew from the competition, Reid, playing as a "one" against a "two," set the goal of making it past the 13th hole.
After all, Reid, ranked 123rd in the world, was taking on a pair of Japanese players ranked 22nd and 49th in the world. Reid figured if she shot 4 under on the day, she’d stave off embarrassment.
In fact, the only time Reid felt a tinge awkward was when she walked out alone on the first tee to the Spice Girls’ debut hit “Wannabe.
“It wasn’t ideal,” she laughed.
Otherwise, Karrie Webb called today’s setup the “the perfect challenge” for Reid.
On the par-4 13th, Reid woke up the tournament when she spun her second shot back into the hole from 70 yards for eagle. Even the Japanese players and caddies high-fived Reid for the effort. She rolled in another birdie putt on the 14th to go 4 under in a span of three holes.
Reid shot 6 under on the round, a valiant effort that surely gained her scores of new fans.
Those who know Reid’s story, however, would expect nothing less. It was four years ago that Reid lost her mother, Joy, in a car accident in Munich. Mel was there to compete in the UniCredit Ladies German Open. Reid won in Prague one month later.
It was a testament to Reid’s mental strength, but ultimately proved too much too soon. She nearly quit the game twice.
Back in Germany for the 2015 Solheim Cup, Reid roared like a lion around St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, providing tremendous theater on golf’s biggest stage. Once again, the five-time LET winner seemed primed to cash in on the talent she has long possessed.
Only Reid didn’t make it to LPGA Q-School last December. Her management team failed to meet the application deadline.
“It has ended me a little bit,” said Reid, who forgave those in involved but still isn’t over it.
A lot of things have set Reid back over the years. Playing another year in Europe meant another small schedule. She competed only six times coming into this event, and three of those were missed cuts in LPGA majors.
Rhythm has been hard to come by.
Reid and her swing coach, Kevin Craggs, are two years into a five-year plan. Right now they’re working on keeping her backswing on plane.
The good news for Reid is that she can ride confidence taken from the Crown into next week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, played about 1 hour and 15 minutes down the M-1 from her home in Loughborough. Roughy 50 of her rowdy mates will be on hand at Woburn Golf Club in support.
Reid intends to give LPGA Q-School another go this December, and if she fails to earn a card, said she’d compete on the Symetra Tour until she does.
“I need to be out here,” Reid said.
Of that, there is no doubt.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Sixth time lucky for Sian Evans at WPGA        

Series but Heather not blooming in Kent

FROM THE WPGA WEBSITE
Sian Evans finally secured her first WPGA One Day series victory in the sixth round at Chestfield Golf Club, Whitstable in Kent today.
Evans, of Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent, was the only player to go under par as she sealed a one-shot triumph over Katie Rule (Mullion Golf Club)  and Maria Tulley  (Eastbourne Downs Golf Club).

And it was perfect timing for Evans as it was her final event before the final qualifying for the Ricoh Women’s British Open this Monday at John O'Gaunt Golf Club, Bedfordshire.

She carded a one under par round of 70 and said it was a display that had been on the way for a while.

“I’ve played in four events this year but this is my first win after finishing third in the previous round at Salisbury,” said Evans who had two wins in this series last year.

“My form’s been building with the Open qualifier coming up so I was pleased from that point of view.”

Evans will have to wait for the calculations to see if she can still win the WPGA Order of Merit crown at the final event at South Herts Golf Club on August 10.

“I haven’t looked at the points yet but it’s going to be close, some of them have played all the events this year,” she added.

“So I’m not sure how I’ll stand going into the last round, but I’ll want to play at South Herts as it’s a course I like.”

Evans admitted that that local knowledge did not come into her win at Chestfield.

“It is close to me, but I’d never played it before, I only live about 30 minutes away but it’s probably 40 minutes from Kings Hill,” she said.

“But I enjoyed playing there and I was particularly happy to go under par for the day.”

Meanwhile Heather MacRae and Suzanne Dickens could only manage three over par 74s in the penultimate One Day Series event.
The pair had battled out a thrilling duel for the Titleist and FootJoy Women’s Professional Championship on Tuesday when MacRae won  a play-off at a sun-baked Frilford Heath.
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Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links

Five Scots in the mix behind leader Nocera


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Gwladys Nocera from France set the target with a five under par 67 on day one of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire.

Nocera delighted the Scottish fans as she topped the leaderboard after a busy first day at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open - a day that was turned yellow in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity, with many players and spectators wearing yellow to show their support.
The Frenchwomen's total of five under par after round one was good enough for a one-shot lead, ahead of  Hannah Burke, Becky Morgan and Nanna Koerstz Madsen with a clutch of players one shot further back on three under par.
Norcera, winner of the 2008 Ladies Scottish Open, shot an impressive five birdies on the front nine, with an additional birdie on the 18th. Just one blemish on an otherwise perfect card came at the par four 10th, where the talented Frenchwomen dropped a shot.

Five Scots including Pamela Pretswell (pictured above) are in close contention and within the top 15
She said: The first couple of holes were pretty hard. It was raining and windy so we had the full experience of Scottish weather. But then it got really good and sunny, not too windy, so we had a good back nine. Sometimes the approaches were close and the putting was good. Everything was good at different times.
“It is a difficult course if the wind picks up because there are a lot of bunkers in play off the tee and the greens have a lot of double slopes, so it’s really hard to read the lines but we’ve done a good job.”
In the amateur team competition Sweden's Camilla Lennarth, with playing partner Jamie Govan, lead by one shot on 10 under par.

To view the team leaderboard click here.
To view round two tee times click here.

 FIRST ROUND SCOREBOARD
  par 72

1
FRAGwladys NOCERA-513:26-67---67
[+]T2
ENGHannah BURKE-412:53-68---68
[+]T2
WALBecky MORGAN-413:37*-68---68
[+]T2
DENNanna Koerstz MADSEN-413:37-68---68
[+]T5
AUSSarah KEMP-38:03*-69---69
[+]T5
USAAngel YIN-38:36*-69---69
[+]T7
FRAIsabelle BOINEAU-212:20-70---70
[+]T7
SCOPamela PRETSWELL-213:48-70---70
[+]T7
SCOVikki LAING-213:59*-70---70
[+]T7
FRALucie ANDRE-28:25-70---70
[+]T7
SWELinda WESSBERG-28:36-70---70
[+]T7
SCOSally WATSON-28:58*-70---70
[+]T13
USABeth ALLEN-112:53-71---71
[+]T13
SCOCatriona MATTHEW-113:15-71---71
[+]T13
SCOKelsey MACDONALD-113:26*-71---71
[+]T13
ENGFlorentyna PARKER-113:37-71---71
[+]T13
NORMarianne SKARPNORD-113:59-71---71
[+]T13
DENEmily Kristine PEDERSEN-113:59-71---71
[+]T13
WALLydia HALL-17:30*-71---71
[+]T13
ITAGiulia SERGAS-17:52-71---71
[+]T13
FRAJade SCHAEFFER-18:03*-71---71
[+]T22
DENMalene JORGENSENE12:20-72---72
[+]T22
FRACeline HERBINE12:31*-72---72
[+]T22
MARMaha HADDIOUIE12:42*-72---72
[+]T22
FINUrsula WIKSTROME13:04*-72---72
[+]T22
SWECamilla LENNARTHE13:59*-72---72
[+]T22
ENGGeorgia HALLE7:30-72---72
[+]T22
ITADiana LUNAE8:03-72---72
[+]T22
SCOGemma DRYBURGHE8:03-72---72
[+]T22
SWEIsabella RAMSAYE8:14-72---72
[+]T22
ESPNoemi JIMENEZ MARTINE8:36*-72---72
[+]T32
AUTChristine WOLF+113:04*-73---73
[+]T32
RSAAshleigh SIMON+113:15*-73---73
[+]T32
USACheyenne WOODS+113:15-73---73
[+]T32
WALAmy BOULDEN+113:48-73---73
[+]T32
ENGEleanor GIVENS+17:52*-73---73
[+]T32
SWECarin KOCH+17:52-73---73
[+]T32
ENGAlex PETERS+18:58-73---73
[+]T39
FRAValentine DERREY+212:20*-74---74
[+]T39
FINNoora TAMMINEN+212:20*-74---74
[+]T39
ENGSophie WALKER+212:31-74---74
[+]T39
SCOKylie WALKER+212:31-74---74
[+]T39
CZEKlara SPILKOVA+212:42-74---74
[+]T39
SWECaroline HEDWALL+213:04-74---74
[+]T39
ESPCarlota CIGANDA+213:26-74---74
[+]T39
RSAStacy Lee BREGMAN+27:30*-74---74
[+]T39
NZLCathryn BRISTOW+27:41*-74---74
[+]T39
AUSWhitney HILLIER+28:47*-74---74
[+]T39
FINMinea BLOMQVIST+28:47-74---74
[+]T39
SWELynn CARLSSON+28:47-74---74
[+]T51
FRAAnne-Lise CAUDAL+313:15*-75---75
[+]T51
SCOCarly BOOTH+37:41-75---75
[+]T51
FRASophie GIQUEL-BETTAN+38:14*-75---75
[+]T51
NORTonje DAFFINRUD+38:14-75---75
[+]T51
ENGHolly AITCHISON+38:36-75---75
[+]T51
THATitiya PLUCKSATAPORN+38:47*-75---75
[+]T57
ENGFelicity JOHNSON+412:31*-76---76
[+]T57
RUSMaria VERCHENOVA+412:53*-76---76
[+]T57
ENGLaura DAVIES+413:04-76---76
[+]T57
USAPaige SPIRANAC+413:26*-76---76
[+]T57
ENGLiz YOUNG+413:37*-76---76
[+]T57
ITASophie SANDOLO+48:14*-76---76
[+]T57
RSANicole GARCIA+48:58*-76---76
[+]T57
ESPMarta SANZ BARRIO+49:09*-76---76
                     Projected Cut after 2 rounds: 151/152
[+]T65  ENGTrish JOHNSON+512:42-77---77
[+]T65  FRAMarion RICORDEAU+512:53*-77---77
[+]T65  ENGRebecca HUDSON+57:41*-77---77
[+]T65  FINOona VARTIAINEN+59:09-77---77
[+]T69  BELChloe LEURQUIN+613:48*-78---78
[+]T69  RSAConnie CHEN+68:25-78---78
[+]T69  ITAStefania CROCE+68:58-78---78
[+]T72  BRAVictoria LOVELADY+713:48*-79---79
[+]T72  NEDAnne VAN DAM+77:30-79---79
[+]T72  SCOLaura MURRAY+77:52*-79---79
[+]T72  GERNina HOLLEDER+79:09-79---79
[+]T76  AUSStacey KEATING+87:41-80---80
[+]T76  SWELouise STAHLE+89:09*-80---80
[+]T78  WALBecky BREWERTON+912:42*-81---81
[+]T78  SWELina BOQVIST+98:25*-81---81
[+]80  FRAAlexandra VILATTE+108:25*-82---82

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