Czech Ladies Open. Carly Booth Wins.

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Carly Booth of Scotland wins the Czech Ladies Open at Golf Resort Karlštejn in Czechia.

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Carly carded a final round -2 under par 70, which included five Bogey’s and seven Birdies, to win the Czech Ladies Open with a -9 under par total ;

 “Have I just played golf, or been at Alton Towers? I never want to go on a rollercoaster again.”

“After seven years, finally, to get another victory, it’s amazing.”

“I’m a little bit flabbergasted by the whole day. I played good golf and I really had to dig deep in the final round. I’m overwhelmed with happiness.”

“It’s been seven years, so it’s a bit of a shock. Not knowing what the winning score was, I didn’t know anything about the leader board and I made a really solid par in the end.”

“It’s a country that I love to visit, I’ve had some great results here in the Czech Republic in Pro-Ams and to win the tournament means more than anything.”

Four ladies were then tied in second place at -8 under; Sanna Nuutinen, Finland, -1 under 71 today,  Anais Meyssonnier, France, -2 under 70 with two ladies from England  Charlotte Thompson, -4 under 68 and Hayley Davis, with -2 under 70.

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Czech Ladies Open. Two Ladies Tied at the Top.

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Carly Booth, Scotland, and Sanna Nuutinen of Finland are tied at the top of the Czech Ladies Open leaderboard after the second round at Golf Resort Karlštejn in Czechia.

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Carly carded a second round -3 under par 69, while Sanna signed for a -2 under 70  to lead the Czech Ladies Open at -7 under par.

Carly is happy with her game, apart from the dropped shots;

“I’m playing very solid and giving myself lots of chances, so I’m very happy with my game at the moment and hopefully I’ll have more birdies tomorrow and no more dropped shots.”

“I’m physically and emotionally happy with how I’m striking the ball, so I take confidence from that and especially the little bit of wind we had today, it emphasised the knock-down shots that I was playing well at the Scottish, so it kind of worked in my favour.”

“I never stopped having the itch (to win) and it’s nice to see that I’m in contention going into tomorrow.”

Sanna is seeking her first LET tour title;

 “I prefer to go into tomorrow a shot or two from behind. I like it that way.”

“When I won, I was in the third to last group out and came from behind. It’s fun because I’ve put myself in that position before and playing on the LET Access, I’m learning how to win and how to be on top, so now this is an LET event, it doesn’t feel any different.”

“I’m definitely going to be a little bit nervous but I guess that’s a good thing.”

The top two have a one stroke lead over four players sharing third spot at -6 under, 15 year-old  Pia Babnik of Slovenia, Hayley Davis, England, Anais Meyssonnier, France, and Kylie Henry of Scotland.

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Czech Ladies Open. Three Ladies Tied at the Top.

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Patricie Mackova, local amateur player from Czechia, Agathe Sauzon, France,and Johanna Gustavsson, Sweden, all share top spot at the Czech Ladies Open.

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All three ladies carded first rounds of -6 under par 66 to lead the Czech Ladies Open by one shot.

Local amateur player Patricie is concentrating on making the cut;

“I didn’t start really well today. I needed to save par on the first and second hole, and I saved it, which was really important to me.”

“I started to feel much more confident about my putting and golf swing. Then, I had two or three birdies. That was the point when I started to play really good.”

“I really want to make the cut, because I know that I am a good player and I can compete with the best here, so that was the expectation for me and it still is.”

“Anything can happen tomorrow, so, I still want to make the cut.”

“This is my almost home club which is really important to me.  I have played a lot of rounds on this course.”

Johanna had a good day with her putter;

“My game was pretty solid today. I hit a lot of fairways and I placed the ball quite well on the greens and putted well.”

“You have to be quite tactical on this course, especially on the front nine. I managed to place the ball quite well.”

Agathe was happy with her start;

“I am really happy with my game. It was pretty solid with a lot of good putts for par, so I’m pretty happy with it.”

Another amateur player, Pia Babnic of Slovenia, aged just 15, shares second place with Sanna Nuutinen, Finland, both with -5 under rounds of 67.

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Evian Championship. Paula Leads.

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Paula Creamer from the USA has the first round lead in the Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in France.

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Paula carded a bogey free first round -7 under par 64 to lead the Evian Championship by one stroke;

 “I played well. When I got into trouble I managed to get the ball back in and get up and down with my wedge or get up and down, but gave myself a lot of looks for birdie and just was pretty consistent overall.”

“I’ve been kind of changing my putting a lot the last several months. I got that putter in Kingsmill and literally walked over to the bag and picked it out of it.”

“Then I would say Arkansas was really when I went to more of a split stance, my left foot behind. I’ve started AimPoint as well.”

“It’s an awesome place and I’m so glad we’re here this time of year; it just really shows off the golf course better.”

“It’s just so pretty, and hopefully the weather does not rain on us, but we’ll see what Mother Nature has for us.”

Tied in second place at -6 under after opening rounds of 65 are Jin Young Ko, Inbee Park, Mi Hyang Lee, all from South Korea and Brittany Altomare from the USA.

Celine Herbin is the highest placed French lady T18 at -2 under par.

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Scottish Open. Bernd Wins Play-Off.

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Bernd Wiesberger and Benjamin Herbert tied for the Scottish Open title after 72 holes at the The Renaissance Club  in Scotland with -22 under par totals. Bernd won at the third extra hole, the par four 18th.Bernd Wiesberger (Getty Images)         Bernd / getty

Bernd, Austria, carded a last round -2 under 69, while Benjamin from France signed for a -9 under 62 to get into the play-off.

Bernd is coming back from injury

“We just dug in there, I would have loved to seal it off with a couple of pars coming in but sometimes it just tests you.”

“I’m very grateful for how it turned out.”

“I’ve always enjoyed coming to the links, Scottish links, and I’ve had nice success here in Scotland and it’s just really, really nice to be able to stand here with the trophy at the end of the day. It was a long day but somehow I managed.”

“Being in places where you have no control over what is going to happen next all of last year makes it just a lot sweeter and you appreciate it a lot more.”

Romain Langasque, France. carded a final round -4 under par 67 to take third place with a -20 under total.

Andrew Beef Johnson, England was in the group in fourth place at -19 under, his last round effort of -9 under 62  has earned him a place at The Open

“I want to do so well out here and win tournaments. I think the pressure I put myself under after 2016 was too much. Expectations were way too high.”

“I should have been having fun with it.”

“So a day like today is special. I got to six, seven, eight under and just tried to roll with it and enjoy it. Whatever I finished with, I wasn’t going to be fussed. I’m happy.

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Scottish Open. 4 Way Tie at the Top.

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Thee is a four-way tie at the top of the Scottish Open after round one at The Renaissance Club in Scotland. Edoardo Molinari and Nino Bertasio from Italy are joined by Romain Wattel, France and Matt Kuchar from the USA.

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All four players carded first rounds of -8 under par 63, to top the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open leaderboard by one shot.

Edoardo is happy with his performance and being at the top;

“I’m in a good place at the minute, it seems like every week I’m playing better.’

‘I’m building something every week and when you play golf like this, it’s quite easy but then everything can change in a very short amount of time.’

“You just have to be careful and keep doing the same things and hopefully the results continue to improve.”

Romain is also happy with his progress

“It feels really good, really happy with the way I played.”

“It hasn’t been a really good year for me so far. I changed my coach last year and it takes time to rebuild the golf swing so I’m working and trying my best.”

Nino went round bogey while Matt mixed a couple of bogey’s with two Eagles.

Six players are then tied in fifth place at -7 under par after rounds of 64 on the rain softened links course, making it play more like target golf.

World Number Three Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland shot -4 under to be in a huge group T29, while defending champion Brandon Stone from South Africa is another shot back at -3 under.

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Irish Open. Padraig On Top.

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Padraig Harrington is on top of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open leaderboard on day one at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland, thrilling the home crowd.

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Padraig shot an opening round -7 under par 63 to lead the Irish Open by two shots, and of course he won this event in 2007, before claiming the first of his back to back wins in The Open. Today everything was pleasant and nice;

“I know I keep using the word pleasant and nice, but that’s what it kind of was like out there.”

“Myself and Poulter were having a stroll, having a chat and good things were happening, which obviously makes it easier.”

“I didn’t have to work that hard and I wasn’t out of position very much all day.”

“The first real chip shot I had was on eleven where I didn’t get up and down. It was that kind of day.”

“It was pretty straightforward. And I won’t say the momentum was with me, good things were happening, but it was a stress-free round.”

Tied in second place at -5 under are six players, who all had first round of 65; Lee Slattery and Eddie Pepperell from England, Wade Ormsby, Australia, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France, and Hyowon Park from South Korea.

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