Anna Magnusson fired a gap spherical of 66 (-6) to guide by way of two photographs on the finish of the primary day of the Belgian Girls Open.

The Swedish participant began her day at Naxhelet Golfing Membership neatly with two birdies in her first 4 holes, prior to she rolled in two extra on 8 and 9.

The 28-year-old then dropped a shot at the 11th however bounced again with birdies on 12, 13 and 15 for a spherical of six-under-par.

“I simply loved taking part in golfing once more,” stated Magnusson. “I in reality had a excellent day, I made numerous putts and made one in reality lengthy one. I simply attempted to place myself in excellent positions always and it labored out.

“The direction simply looks like Sweden in the market, particularly within the south of Sweden and the wind is also like there. This direction jogs my memory of subsequent week’s direction. I wasn’t anticipating to play neatly lately as I had a couple of tough weeks. The previous two weeks had been in reality tough for me, so I simply in reality loved it in the market. My caddie in reality cheered me up and helped me in the market. Day after today we’re going to do the similar, attempt to hit the ball instantly and feature amusing.”

4 gamers sit down in a tie for 2nd position with Japan’s Yuri Onishi, Norway’s Madelene Stavnar, Switzerland’s Vanessa Knecht and Spain’s Mireia Prat on four-under-par.

LET rookie Onishi, who teed off from the tenth, set the early tempo this morning after carding one birdie and one bogey on her entrance prior to rolling in 5 birdies and one bogey on her again 9.

Onishi stated: “My spherical was once excellent and I putted rather well lately so I used to be ready to get to four-under-par. It’s the first time for me as a rookie at the LET, however I’m satisfied to play tournaments and it’s thrilling!”

Norway’s Stavnar best dropped one shot lately at the 15th and made birdies on the second one, 7th, 9th, 12th and 14th holes.

“It was once a excellent spherical and one of the vital days the place golfing is a bit of bit more uncomplicated than different days,” stated Stavnar. “I made numerous birdies in the market and I used to be now not in numerous bother. At the remaining hollow there, I made par and it was once now not a excellent lie, so my quick recreation was once running.

“The plan is to keep on with the golf green, hit numerous vegetables after which you’re going to have numerous birdie probabilities however the tough is thick!”

Whilst within the afternoon wave, it was once Switzerland’s Knecht who produced a spherical of 68 which integrated 8 birdies and 4 bogeys.

Knecht defined: “I felt like we had a excellent recreation plan entering this week, my preparation was once in reality excellent. It was once fairly windy lately, we adjusted strains and even if we had a recreation plan we adjusted it neatly at the direction. At the vegetables, I additionally had the arrogance to hollow a couple of putts.

“On sure holes, I indubitably capitalised on photographs into the golf green, so that they have been shut, and I didn’t need to paintings onerous for a birdie, however then, alternatively, I holed a couple of longer putts as neatly. My riding and iron recreation was once in reality excellent lately.”

Whilst Prat best made one error lately with a double bogey at the 7th however rolled in six birdies to get to four-under-par.

She stated: “I made six birdies lately and one double bogey at the 7th hollow, which was once my best mistake. It was once now not a nasty shot, however I used to be within the tough and I had a tricky chip and with the downhill and the pin was once very shut, however then I stopped with a birdie at the 9th. I’m satisfied. I loved my spherical and I believe I performed very secure.”

An entire host of gamers sit down one shot additional again in a tie for 6th position on three-under-par together with Belgium’s personal Manon De Roey, who rolled in 5 birdies and two bogeys on her opening day at Naxhelet.

“I’m more than happy with my three-under lately,” stated the LET winner. “I’m satisfied to be beneath par once more – it’s been some time! It provides me some self assurance for the following couple of days. It’s in reality great to play at house and spot the entire individuals who have pop out to observe.

“Closing 12 months, it was once the primary time shortly there have been an LET event in Belgium and it’s nice to have it. Simply to inspire more youthful ladies and upcoming abilities to turn into skilled in the future and simply to develop the game right here in Belgium is essential.

“Closing week it was once onerous, and I misplaced somewhat of self assurance there, so it was once great to play on house soil and it was once fairly excellent. I performed lovely secure too.”

De Roey sits along English duo Rosie Davies and Cara Gainer, Finland’s Noora Komulainen, German pair Olivia Cowan and Chiara Noja, Dutch celebrity Anne Van Dam, Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta, South Africa’s Stacy Lee Bregman and Spain’s Maria Hernandez.

The second one spherical starts at 8.00 am native time on Saturday morning and on the conclusion of play, there shall be a minimize to the top-60 execs and ties.

Observe the entire motion on @LETGolf on Instagram and Twitter and Girls Eu Excursion on Fb and YouTube – #RaiseOurGame #BelgianLadiesOpen.



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