Tinning secures the lead in Munich

Iben Tinning shot a five-under-par 67 to lead the way by one stroke at the Ladies German Open.

Denmark’s Iben Tinning shot a first-round, five-under-par 67 to lead the way by one stroke on a cold and rainy day at the UniCredit Ladies German Open, presented by Audi, in Munich.
Tinning started at the 10th tee at Golfpark Gut Hausern and was five under after five birdies over the back nine.
Further birdies at the first and the fourth holes saw her reach seven under with a four-stroke cushion, but she dropped shots at both of her last two holes.
South African Lee-Anne Pace carded a 68 in the afternoon to take second position, with England’s Rebecca Hudson, Spain’s Laura Cabanillas, Christel Boeljon of Holland and Dane Lisa Holm Sorensen a shot further back in a tie for third.
Tinning held a one-stroke lead at five under par after the first round of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open last week and went on to tie for second with Boeljon.
This week the 36-year-old from Copenhagen is determined to go one better and claim her sixth Ladies European Tour victory and her first in five years.
She said: “Nobody’s ever won on a Thursday; I’m just going to focus on my game. I’ve got a lot to learn here and I’m working a lot on the mental part of the game, so I’m just going to keep doing that and see what happens.”
England’s Laura Davies, playing the course for the first time this week, opened with a round of 71.
She said: “It is my kind of golf course, but it was so cold and wet today that it was so difficult to get into a rhythm. I think one under is an okay round of golf.”
Comparing Golfpark Gut Hausern to National Golf Club, where she played last week, she added: “It’s chalk and cheese.
“Last week the handcuffs were on and this week the handcuffs are off and you can hit drivers, not as hard as I’d want to hit them, because of the conditions being as they are.”