Head in the mix
Samantha Head made a fine start to stand joint second at the end of the first round of the SAS Ladies Masters.
England’s Samantha Head made a fine start to stand joint second at the end of the first round of the SAS Ladies Masters.
The Bedford-based 36-year-old hit nine birdies at Larvik Golf Club in Norway – including six in a row from the ninth – to lie seven under alongside Italy’s Veronica Zorzi and Frenchwoman Sophie Giquel.
That trio was four shots adrift of leader Lisa Holm Sorensen who recorded a blistering, bogey-free, 11-under-par round of 62.
Sorensen’s round equalled the lowest ever score on the Ladies European Tour, a record previously held by England’s Kirsty Taylor and Swede Nina Reis.
“I’m really pleased because I’ve been working really hard and today it just clicked,” said Sorensen.
Promising English 21-year-old Melissa Reid is a further shot back from Head, in another group of three at six under that also features AIB Irish Open champion Diana Luna.
All the first round scores in the Ladies European Tour SAS Masters, Fritzoe Gard Golf Course, Larvik, Norway.
(Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 73):
62 Lisa Holm Sorensen (Den)
66 Sophie Giquel (Fra), Veronica Zorzi (Ita), Samantha Head
67 Melissa Reid, Diana Luna (Ita), Carmen Alonso (Spa)
68 Katharina Schallenberg (Ger), Rebecca Hudson, Emma Cabrera Bello (Spa)
69 Felicity Johnson, Mianne Bagger (Den), Marta Prieto (Spa), Anna-Lise Caudal (Fra), Trish Johnson (USA), Johanna Westerberg (Swe), Cassandra Kirkland (Fra)
70 Marianne Skarpnord (Nor), Rebecca Coakley, Martina Eberl (Ger), Marjet Van Der Graaff (Ned), Bing Lim (Mal), Emma Zackrisson (Swe), Christel Boeljon (Ned), Jessica Ji (Kor), Stephanie Na (Aus), Laura Cabanillas (Spa)
71 Hazel Kavanagh, Dana Lacey (Aus), Tania Elosegui (Spa), Maria Boden (Swe), Nina Reis (Swe), Elizabeth Bennett, Lisa Hall, Becky Brewerton, Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Malene Jorgensen (Den), Iben Tinning (Den), Denise-charlotte Becker (Ger), Florentyna Parker, Cecilie Lundgreen (Nor)
72 Riikka Hakkarainen (Fin), Beatriz Recari (Spa), Beth Allen (USA), Lee-Anne Pace (USA), Karen-margrethe Juul (Den), Georgina Simpson, Lynnette Teresa Brooky (Nzl), Bronwyn Mullins-Lane (Aus), Anna Knutsson (Swe)
73 Zuzana Masinova (Cze), Lotta Maria Wahlin (Swe), Joanne Morley, Tara Delaney, Federica Piovano (Ita), Julie Tvede (Den), Virginine Lagoutte-Clement (Fra), Michele Thomson, Joanne Mills (Aus), Breanne Alicia Loucks, Titiya Plucksataporn (Tha), Kyra Van leeuwen (Ned)
74 Jenni Kuosa (Fin), Vikki Laing (USA), Laurette Maritz (Rsa), Claire Coughlan-Ryan, Sophie Walker, Caroline Afonso (Fra), Caroline Rominger (Swi), Martina Gillen, Ana Larraneta (Spa), Lynn Kenny, Claire Aitken, Anna Tybring (Swe), Clare Queen
75 Linda Wessberg (Swe), Frances Bondad (Aus), Laura Terebey (USA), Julie Greciet (Fra), Holly Aitchison, Christine Hallstrom (Swe), Ursula Wikstrom (Fin), Lena Tornevall (Swe), Barbara Genuini (Fra), Lill Saether (Nor), Lydia Hall
76 Kirsty S Taylor, Ellen Smets (Bel), Pamela Feggans, Camille Fallay (Fra), Emma Lyons
77 Karen Lunn (Aus), Kiran Matharu, Sarah Heath, Elena Giraud (Fra), Margherita Rigon (Ita)
78 Lisa Jean (Aus), Tandi Cuningham (Rsa), Anne Hansen (Den), Stefanie Michl (Aut), Melodie Bourdy (Fra)
79 Marit elisabeth Bjerke (Nor), Cecile Eckbo (Nor), Lene Krog (Nor)
80 Jo Pritchard, Marousa Polias (Aus), Eva Steinberger (Aut)
81 Lene Hafsten-morch (Nor)
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