Florentyna Parker is still flying high at the top of the Lalla Meryem Cup leaderboard at the conclusion of day 2 on the easier Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
Florentyna carded a second round -1 under par 71, in windy conditions, to hold on to the top spot on the Lalla Meryem Cup leaderboard in Morocco;
“I was really pleased with my round as it was windy this morning.”
“I hit one really close on eleven, which I bogeyed yesterday, so I was quite pleased, and birdied 18, which was my ninth.”
“There were some solid pars, a few up and downs and a wild bogey but other than that it was quite steady.”
“It’s always quite hard to come back after a really good round.”
Isabelle Boineau -2 under par 70 today, and Liz Young, even par 72, share second place, two shots back at -4 under par at the half-way stage.
Isabelle took some advise from Florentyna, and bought a book from the Pro shop showing the contours of the greens. It has helped improve her putting;
“I followed her smart idea and bought one and it worked really well.”
“I’ve been putting really well from two metres to four metres and the book really helped for the long putts as well to get a good distance.”
“The greens look really flat but there are a lot of slopes. They are really pure and roll perfectly.”
Liz started with two birdies and two bogey’s on the front nine, and level par on the back, maybe being four months pregnant is taking its toll, draining her energy and making her tired;
“It was a level par round, out in level, back in level, but I didn’t start off very well.”
“It took me until the seventh hole to hit a green so I was wondering what the day would bring.”
“I managed to start striking it better but the last four holes I felt like I was crawling around the golf course and now I’m going to go to bed.”
Defending champion Gwladys Nocera is in a group T4, at -4 under par for the tournament, and all are in touch of the leader, tomorrow is moving day, lets see who moves up.
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