Trish Johnson was trouncing the opposition in the second round of the Ladies Scottish Open.
Trish carded a second round -2 under par 70 to stay at the top of the Ladies Scottish Open, posting a -8 under par total. She is now an incredible six strokes clear of Sally Watson and Gwladys Nocera, who are tied in second place , with Anne-Lise Caudal a stroke further behind on -1 under-par for the tournament.
Trish, a seasoned veteran, and at 48 if she wins on Sunday, will become the oldest winner in the Ladies European Tour history. Dame Laura Davies was 47 when she won the Hero Honda Women’s Indian Open in November 2010. Trish reckoned the conditions out on the course were harder than yesterday;
“It was tough out there today, probably harder than yesterday. The wind was much stronger and just relentless so I was very pleased with that.”
“It feels like I’m putting well so hopefully it will continue well tomorrow. It’s more in the head than anything else.”
Gwladys last won in Scotland, in 2008, so has good memories playing in Scotland;
“It’s too long ago but I’ve been feeling good and I love this place, everything was good.”
“In that wind, I hit the ball well, stayed away from the bunkers and made a few putts.”
The partisan Scots gallery will be cheering on L.E.T. rookie Sally to extend the record of three straight home victories;
” You just had to keep grinding out there, it was tough. I mean, every hole it felt like if you made par you were making up half a shot on the field.”
“Even if you only had a nine or eight iron in, the wind would move the ball so much that if you put a little shape on it you knew your ball would be 20 yards off-line.”
In the Pro-Am team competition, Australian Nikki Campbell and her amateur partner Gavin Corbett continued to lead on -14 under par, they are followed by England’s Holly Clyburn and amateur Richard Bevan at -13 under with Trish Johnson and ex-footballer Alan Hansen lying in third on -12 under par.