Gwladys Nocera is in front at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
Gwladys fired in a -6 under par 65 at the Lalla Meryem Cup to take pole position at the top of the leaderboard on the Golf de L’Ocean course at -9 under par for the competition.
Gwladys was thrilled with her round, and putted well, which always helps;
“I’m really happy with the way things turned out today. I hit the ball well and putted well, so everything is in order.”
“I made a good putt on number one where I was six metres away and then I was two metres away each time, so some good putts. They were not easy, but I hit the ball well.”
“I just want to play my game. I’m trying to get ready for next week.”
“I’m playing the ANA Inspiration in the US, so I want my coach to come and work on my game. I’ve always wanted to win this tournament, so that’s why I’m here and I’ll try my best for the weekend.”
Nicole Garcia also had a -6 under par 65 and occupies second place on her own at -8 under par, which included an Eagle;
“I had a good front nine and I was hoping to keep it going on the back nine, but I’m happy with the score because the wind picked up a little bit.”
“I think the turning point was the par-5 sixth hole because I made an eagle there and then birdie, birdie. That got me going a bit so that was where my score went low.”
“When I first came here I was just hoping to make the cut, and I hope I’ve done that.”
“Now, I don’t really have any expectations and I’m just going to play on the weekend.”
Overnight co-leader Ursula Wikstrom and the 16 year-old Mathilda Cappeliez share third place with tournament totals of -7 under par
The 2014 champion Charley Hull carded a level par 71 and scraped through on the cut mark at +3 over par. She said that it was never in doubt, just poor putting:
“I hit it really well today, just all my putts. I hit 16 greens in regulation and hit every fairway apart from two or three.”
“I was in it all the way.”
That’s confidence for you.