Patricia Sanz Barrio
Spanish amateur Patricia Sanz Barrio continued her strong form this season with an opening round of 68, 4 under par in the Kristianstad Ahus Ladies PGA Open in Sweden, to lead by one shot from Swedish amateur Linn Andersson.
Sanz had the better of the conditions on a sunny and windy day, with the wind strengthening during the afternoon. The young Spanish player reached 6 under par after 15 holes but faltered over the closing stretch, dropping shots on her 16th and 18th holes.
Swede Linn Andersson, who represents Barseback Golf Club, also played in the easier conditions of the morning, starting with seven straight pars, before an eagle on the 8th hole took her to 2 under par. Two bogeys and three birdies over the remaining 10 holes put the young Swede in a strong position going into the second round, with a three under par, 69.
Englishwoman Eleanor Givens, who finished in a tie for 6th place at last week’s Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, continued her good form with an opening 70, 2 under par, to lie in third position.
Ireland’s Danielle McVeigh and Carmen Alonso from Spain both shot 71 to be tied for 4th.
The second round continues tomorrow at 8.00am with a cut to the top 30 professionals and ties after 36 holes.