Suzann Pettersen leads the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Scotland.
Suzann carded a -2 under par 70 second round to lead the Ladies Scottish Open with a -6 under par total, and will take a two shot lead onto the final round tomorrow, in this three round contest.
Suzann mentioned the wind today, but overall was pretty happy with the result;
“I’m pretty happy. It turned out to be a lot windier than we anticipated and the back nine is playing tough.”
“It’s tough to get great chances and the front nine is more scoreable.”
“Once you get to 12, it’s all into the wind, straight down and off the right, so it’s tough, but a good course with a lot of challenges. You’ve got to be on top of your game.”
Holly Clyburn is in second place, a -5 under par 67 in the wind elevating her up the leaderboard with a -4 under par total.
Holly likes the tough conditions;
“I played very well. I had a fantastic four down the fifth, the par five. I was well left in the rubbish but with my strength managed to hack it out and make a birdie.”
“Most players would have been happy with a six from there. That was the highlight of the day.”
“It could have been even better as I missed a stupid two-footer for birdie on the 14th and coming in at seven, eight and nine I shaved the cup.”
“I’ve played with Suzann earlier this season so I’ll be comfortable in that leading group and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Lydia Ko, the World #1 has third place to herself at -3 under par, she slipped today in the tough conditions, to a +1 over par 73.
Lydia admitted she found it difficult to stay focused;
“I played really well on the front nine, made a clumsy mistake on three but got myself together and played really solid. I made two bogeys in a row and that got to my head a little bit.”
“All my putts were close but just not in and when that happens you don’t know what you’re going to shoot.”
“I’m hitting the ball okay and the putts are on line so at the end of the day it’s very small margins.”
The wonderful Dame Laura Davies shares fourth place with Celine Herbin at -2 under par, and both will have a chance to make some headway tomorrow in the final round.