Sweden’s Lina Boqvist and Mia Piccio from the Philippines both shot 65 to tie for the lead after the opening round of the OCA Augas Santas International Ladies Open at the Augas Santas Balneario & Golf Resort in Panton, Spain today.
The players who started early in the morning had some rain but in general, the weather conditions were very good. Later in the afternoon, the wind strengthened making the course tougher for the players.
Lina Boqvist, who teed off at 9.20am was the early clubhouse leader. Boqvist has had her best result this season at the Solvesborg Ladies Open hosted by Fanny Sunesson, where she finished tied for 6th place. She is currently lying 7th on the Order of Merit and her scorecard was very impressive, covering the front nine in 32 shots with a total of six birdies and just one bogey.
Piccio who finished tied 26th at the recent LETAS Kristianstad Ahus Ladies PGA Open, showed a similar scorecard with six birdies and one bogey, coming at the 7th hole after driving her ball into the hazard. She commented, “I hit it really well, with 16 greens and pretty close, with many good birdie chances from 10-15 feet (3 to 5 metres).”
Spain’s Tania Elosegui is the best placed Spanish player with a total of 3 under par, followed by three more players, England’s Abbey Gittings and French duo Melodie Bourdy and Marion Duvernay, at 2 under par. Virgina Espejo, Carmen Alonso and Judith Chaves Lopez are currently the best Spanish players within the cut, which stands at +3.
The second round of the OCA Augas Santas International Ladies Open gets underway tomorrow morning at 9am. Follow the action at http://www.access.letscoring.com/leaderboard/2450/