OATES WOMEN´S VICTORIAN OPEN

13th Beach Golf Links - Barwon´s Head - Victoria - Australia

9th - 12th of February 2017

Feb 12 th. Last Day: -7 in total & Finished T 13 th.

 

Played well. Once I teed off I knew I had about an hour before the wind really picked up and I made 4 birdies in the first 5 holes, but after that it was a matter of surviving: the wind was blowing up to 55 Km/h and nobody was scoring well from there on, except Sandra. 

Six birdies and five bogeys, -1 for the day in the end. A colourful card to say the least.

It was a great venue again, loved it and an honour to play with Laura Davies! Congrats to Melissa and Sandra.

And my new Ryoma driver is an insurance policy, I am still hitting most fairways, but longer.

Good start to the LET season!

 

Feb 11 th. Third Day: -4 today: -6 in total & T 21st.

Made the second cut!

 

Played solid, hitting greens and putting solid, only one bogey and an eagle on the 18th!

A few putts didn't t go in that should have, but still pleased to have made the second cut and to be playing on Sunday with such a strong field: there was some amazing scoring out there.

Talk about pressure today, only 35 get to play tomorrow together with 35 men players.

The crowd will be even bigger tomorrow. What a fantastic venue!

And to top it all, what an honour to be playing with a living legend tomorrow, Dame Laura Davies!

​I´ll try to make up some spots on the leaderboard

 

Tee off tomorrow at 9:10 a.m. / 11:10 p.m. European Time. 

 

Feb 10 th. Second Day: -2 & T35th. Made the first cut.

 

I was in the first group out. Played solid again and again hit 16 Greens in Regulation. 4 birdies and two bogeys and only one 3 putt today, which is an improvement!

First goal is achieved and I made the first cut of 60 players, but tomorrow is a second cut of top 35 and ties, so the pressure is still on!

 

Tee off tomorrow at 8:20 a.m. / 10:20 p.m. European Time. 

 

Feb 9 th. First Day. Level par. T46th.

 

It was a struggle on the Beach Course with a strong breeze that made it very tricky. 

Played solid golf and my long game was good with five birdies and five bogeys. Hit 16 greens in regulation, but had four 3 putts, although they were from a distance and up tiers, so all told I am not unhappy with the result.

What a great round today for Laura, congratulations!

I´m playing the Creek Course tomorrow, so I hope I can emulate her score! I am off in the first flight, hope the wind doesn't show up till my round is over this time.

 

Tee off tomorrow early at 7 a.m. / 5 p.m. European Time. 

 

Feb 8 th. First Day.

Tee off at 11:40 local time / 1:40 a.m European Time

 

Getting ready to rumble!!!

I like this course, my new Ryoma driver is spot on and I am hitting the irons good. Now all I need is my putter to behave and we are good to go!

Playing up in Brisbane and the practice rounds have been good to get back into playing mode after the Christmas break.

As the venue is now co-sanctioned with the LET, the field is awesome, they are all here!

First objective: make the cut, then we´ll see.

 

 Feb 7 th. Barwon Heads near Melbourne

 

Flew down from Brisbane on Sunday and Steve and I are playing the course, which I remember well from playing here last year in my first big event as a Pro. I recall the incredible atmosphere with so many fans. It was my first visit to Australia and I loved it!

I am housing together with Olivia and we are being pampered by our host. Thank you Anton! 

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