Caroline Masson is cruising in the LPGA North Texas Shoot-Out, with a second round of even par 71, but it was good enough to keep her at the top of the leaderboard, courtesy of her first round 64.
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Caroline unfortunately let a very good lead slip by making bogey on three of her final four holes at the end of her second round. She finished with even par round, but luckily still leads the tournament by one shot, at -7 under par. Caroline said she not unhappy with the way things turned out, and looking forward to the week-end;
” I didn’t play as good as yesterday, but I expected that after that round yesterday. So I was off to a good start with a birdie on one, which was really nice. And it calmed me down a little bit, and after that I just made a few good pars, but I also made some good putts for birdie. The last few; yeah, that was just some bad shots on the last few holes, but still I think, yeah a round of level par is never bad, you know. And especially in that situation. So I’m just looking forward to the weekend. I’m pretty happy it’s over now, I can just relax now and tomorrow I think I’ll be fine again.”
Carlota Ciganda is just one shot off the lead, with a steady second round of -1 under par 71, and is now at -6 under par for the tournament. Carlota is a great traveler, next week she will return to Spain and will then play in LET events in Turkey, Holland and Germany. But she does like the States;
” I really like the U.S. it’s a great country. I studied here, and I mean I love it here because everything is easy. I mean the courses we play, they are great and the people are very, very nice. I just take my weeks off in Arizona, which it was really nice to go back there and see my friends. And Europe, it’s nice, too, because I am closer from home and I can go home in the weeks off. But I love it here and I think the future is to be here. So I’ll be playing in the U. S. and Europe this year, and then next year I’ll try to go more here.”
Tied in third place at -5 under par are Moriya Jutanugarn, Kathleen Ekey and Inbee Park, this tournament is shaping up to be really close, I look forward to the joust. Tomorrow there may be a clearer picture of who is likely to contest for the title.