Cowan takes control of SA Women’s Open



Germany’s Olivia Cowan took administration of the Investec South
African Ladies’s Open
on Friday, firing a second spherical 67 to steer on seven-under-par
heading into the ultimate phrase phrase spherical.

The
23-year-old started the afternoon session in scorching and sunny circumstances on the 10th
tee at Westlake Golf Membership and picked up her first birdie on the par-five 13th.

She then
made three birdies on the bounce from the 15th and, though she gave a shot
as rapidly as additional to the sphere on the par-four second gap, extra selections on the fourth and
fifth holes saved her appropriately away from the chasing pack.

The
fourth-year Ladies European Tour campaigner dropped one fully fully fully fully completely different shot the ninth, nonetheless
will nonetheless sleep on a three-shot cushion.

Scotland’s
Kelsey MacDonald, Alice Hewson from England and Italian Lucrezia Colombotto
Rosso are three strokes as rapidly as additional in joint second.

Current
Joburg Ladies Open winner Monique Smit leads the native draw as soon as extra. The Oubaai
golfer carded 71 to complete an additional stroke adrift and is tied for fifth with
Emma Nilsson from Sweden.

Valdis
Thora Jonsdottir from Iceland and Megan MacLaren from England share seventh on
two-under.

A second
spherical 73 noticed three-time winner Ashleigh Buhai slip to one-over. The South
African rounds out among the finest 10 on 143 with Maha Haddioui from Morocco, Manon de
Roey from Belgium, Dane Emily Pedersen and Sweden’s Julia Engstrom.

Former
Youth Olympian Kaiyuree Moodley was the one novice to outlive the lower to 60
and ties, which fell at six-over 150. The GolfRSA Elite Squad participant and Ernie
Els and Fancourt Basis member will begin the ultimate phrase phrase 18 holes on five-over
after rounds of 75 and 74.

Thirty-six
gap chief Cowan is extended overdue for a big Ladies European Tour (LET)
victory.

A
three-time winner on the LET Entry Sequence in 2015, Cowan gained the Order of
Earnings the equal yr to graduate to the LET. In 2019, she cherished a occupation most fascinating
tie for second contained all by means of the Dubai Moonlight Elementary, which was considered one amongst her seven
top-10 finishes from 16 begins final season.

She
ended seventh on the LET Order of Earnings for the second yr in a row.

She made
a sturdy begin to the 2020 season in Australia, tying for 15th contained all by means of the Ladies’s
New South Wales Open and commenced the week in South Africa ranked 28th on the Race
to Costa del Sol Order of Earnings.

Cowan
attributed her sturdy second spherical to good ball inserting and a well-behaved
putter.

“I used to be
hitting my irons shut and inserting appropriately, so I had an excessive amount of potentialities, most of which
I took. I’d say the best a part of my sport was my inserting,” she talked about.

The
German golfer furthermore felt that the tranquil circumstances over the earlier two days had
pretty a bit to do with the bunched leaderboard.

“The
final two years appropriate relevant proper appropriate correct proper right here was actually windy, so it’s very absolutely absolutely fully fully fully fully completely different this yr. The
course is in big range and it’s like every fully fully fully fully completely different LPGA or LET match, so
actually good. That is my first time being on this place, the place I’m a pair
of images forward of all individuals going into the ultimate phrase phrase spherical. I’m attempting ahead to
tomorrow and seeing what occurs.”

MacDonald
was merely as glad to be in rivalry.

“I’m
more than happy with my effectivity immediately. I hit an excessive amount of greens and gave myself a
lot of potentialities. I’m very glad going into the ultimate phrase phrase spherical, given how I carried out
immediately. The greens had been barely slower contained all by means of the morning, nonetheless when it began to
warmth up they sped up considerably. You perhaps can uncover the excellence and that
was one draw back I wanted to take heed to contained throughout the midst of the spherical.”

English
rookie Hewson, making her LET debut in Cape Metropolis, was thrilled with
back-to-back 70s and the prospect to emulate final yr’s rookie winner Diksha
Dagar from India.

“I’m actually happy with how I carried out immediately. I putted actually
appropriately, which I truly actually actually truly actually really feel is principally important out appropriate relevant proper appropriate correct proper right here.

“I furthermore
drove the ball appropriately. I merely should work on my irons. It was good to get off to
begin with three birdies in a row from my second gap. It’s very
thrilling to be appropriate relevant proper appropriate correct proper right here and finally get going. That is dwelling the dream, actually.
It’s a stupendous making an attempt place to be. Yesterday we went to Boulders Seashore to see the
penguins and possibly tomorrow we’ll go to Desk Mountain.”

Colombotto
Rosso, who dug deep for a 71, made some unbelievable par saving putts.

“I
cherished the spherical pretty a bit. I rolled in some unbelievable putts, from 10 or 15
metres, which I didn’t anticipate and I used to be having an excessive amount of wonderful. I’m making an attempt to take
the best out of each spherical. Chipping on this kikuyu grass is a bit terribly atmosphere pleasant
for me, so I’m actually proud that I made some birdies as quickly as I needed to. I used to be a
little indignant with the bogey on 16, so it was good that I birdied 18. It was a
good comeback.”

The
remaining spherical tees off at 08:30 on Saturday morning from each tees.

The
remaining putts are anticipated to drop spherical 15:00 and the 2020 champion might very appropriately be
topped on the 18th inexperienced. Along with lifting the spectacular trophy, the
winner furthermore receives a two yr exemption on the LET till the tip of 2021, a
place contained all by means of the Evian Championship and the AIG Ladies’s British Open and the lion’s
share of the 200 00zero prize fund.

Moodley
might very appropriately be standing subsequent to the champion, receiving the Jackie Mercer Trophy as
the precept novice.

Spherical 2 scores:

137 – Olivia
Cowan (GER) 69 68

140 – Lucrezia
Colombotto Rosso (ITA) 69 71, Kelsey Macdonald (SCO) 70 70, Alice
Hewson (ENG) 70 70

141 – Emma
Nilsson (SWE) 69 72, Monique Smit 70 71

142 – Valdis
Thora Jonsdottir (ISL) 72 70, Meghan MacLaren (ENG) 73 69

143 – Maha
Haddioui (MAR) 72 71, Manon De Roey (BEL) 75 68, Emily Pedersen
(DEN) 73 70, Julia Engstrom (SWE) 71 72, Ashleigh Buhai 70 73

144 – Maria
Hernandez (ESP) 73 71, Jane Turner (SCO) 74 70, Agathe Sauzon
(FRA) 72 72, Mireia Prat (ESP) 71 73, Manon Gidali (FRA) 72 72,
Lee-Anne Tempo 71 73

145 – Rachel
Rossel (SUI) 70 75, Hannah McCook (SCO) 73 72, Eun-Jung Ji
(ESP) 73 72, Laura Fuenfstueck (GER) 70 75

146 – Patricia
Sanz Barrio (ESP) 73 73, Johanna Gustavsson (SWE) 73 73, Tiia
Koivisto (FIN) 72 74, Sian Evans (ENG) 73 73, Anna Magnusson
(SWE) 75 71, Annelie Sjoholm (SWE) 73 73

147 – Camille
Chevalier (FRA) 72 75, Karoline Lund (NOR) 77 70, Lina Boqvist
(SWE) 72 75, Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP) 77 70, Sarah Schober
(AUT) 73 74, Lejan Lewthwaite 73 74, Mimmi Bergman (SWE) 72 75

148 – Casandra
Corridor 72 76, Charlotte Thompson (ENG) 75 73, Leonie Harm (GER) 74
74, Tvesa Malik (IND) 73 75, Morgane Metraux (SUI) 73 75, Becky
Brewerton (WAL) 76 72

149 – Maria
Beautell (ESP) 73 76, Kim Williams 73 76, Carmen Alonso (ESP) 75
74, Valentine Derrey (FRA) 75 74, Georgina Blackman (ENG) 78 71,
Michele Thomson (SCO) 72 77, Sideri Vanova (CZE) 72 77, Alison Muirhead
(SCO) 76 73, Christina Gloor (SUI) 74 75, Kaiyuree Moodley
AMA 74 75, Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA) 76 73, Stacy
Bregman 74 75, Karolin Lampert (GER) 78 71, Nicole Garcia 69 80,
Carolin Kauffmann (GER) 73 76

150 – Magdalena
Simmermacher (ARG) 71 79, Caroline Rominger (SUI) 78 72, Linda
Wessberg (SWE) 74 76, Elia Folch (ESP) 76 74, Maiken Bing Paulsen
(NOR) 73 77, Chloe Williams (WAL) 76 74, Cara Gorlei 75 75,
Hayley Davis (ENG) 78 72, Ivanna Samu 78 72, Sarina Schmidt
(GER) 74 76, Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ) 75 75, Leticia Ras-Anderica
(GER) 73 77, Inci Mehmet (ENG) 75 75, Isabelle Boineau (FRA) 72
78

Missed
the lower:

151 – Rachael
Goodall (ENG) 76 75, Eleanor Givens (ENG) 76 75, Cloe Frankish
(ENG) 74 77, Kaylah Williams AMA 75 76, Tara Griebenow 80 71,
Megan Streicher AMA 78 73, Isabella Deilert (SWE) 76 75, Gudrun
Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL) 80 71

152 – Gabrielle
Macdonald (SCO) 76 76, Florentyna Parker (ENG) 73 79, Marta Martin
(ESP) 80 72, Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP) 75 77, Anne-Lise Caudal
(FRA) 77 75, Pasqualle Coffa (NED) 70 82, Emilie Borggen
(SWE) 78 74, Linette Holmslykke (DEN) 74 78, Sophie Keech
(ENG) 76 76, Madelene Stavnar (NOR) 71 81, Jessica Dreesbeimdieke
(NAM) 74 78

153 – Bonita
Bredenhann (NAM) 74 79, Tandi McCallum 80 73, Dulcie Sverdloff
(ENG) 76 77, Rachel Drummond (ENG) 77 76, Filippa Moork (SWE) 76
77, Rosie Davies (ENG) 75 78, Elina Nummenpaa (FIN) 74 79

154 – Emie
Peronnin (FRA) 81 73, Carly Product product product sales residence (SCO) 76 78, Sanna Nuutinen
(FIN) 76 78, Line Toft Hansen (DEN) 77 77

155 – Laura
Murray (SCO) 80 75, Jenny Haglund (SWE) 79 76, Woo-Ju Son
(KOR) 80 75, Justine Dreher (FRA) 75 80, Kiran Matharu (ENG) 77
78, Franziska Friedrich (GER) 80 75

156 – Lauren
Taylor (ENG) 81 75, Yolanda Duma 77 79, Gabriella Cowley
(ENG) 76 80, Karina Kukkonen (FIN) 77 79, Emilie Piquot (FRA) 80
76, Kim Metraux (SUI) 76 80, Diksha Dagar (IND) 75 81

157 – Stina
Resen (NOR) 76 81, Michaela Fletcher 76 81

159 – Zethu
Myeki 79 80, Lindi Coetzee 84 75, Emma Grechi (FRA) 80 79

160 – Kyle
Roig (PUR) 76 84, My Leander (SWE) 75 85, Sharmila Nicollet
(IND) 76 84

161 – Marion
Duvernay (FRA) 84 77, Shawnelle de Lange 78 83, Clara Pietri
(SUI) 77 84

162 – Kelsey
Nicholas 82 80

163 – Bobbi
Brown AMA 79 84

164 – Georgia
Oboh (NGA) 79 85

165 – Brittney-Fay
Berger 78 87

167 – Bianca
Wernich AMA 81 86

172 – Siviwe
Duma 87 85, Lara Weinstein 87 85





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