Argentina, at the head of the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya
Solo leadership for Magdalena Simmermacher in the Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya once the first two laps have been played at the Terramar Golf Club. The Argentine golfer finished the second round on the spectacular Sitges course by subtracting five strokes from par and adding a great 67 to its 69 initial to place the -8 in the classification, a result that keeps him with four strokes of margin over a quartet in which the presence of the Spanish María Hernández stands out.
The porteña is already used to opening new paths for Argentine golf, since she was her first female representative in the Olympic Games by defending the Albiceleste pavilion in Tokyo, and she will fight in the Barcelona route to become the first winner of her country in the Ladies European Tour. It so happens that Simmermacher made his debut on this professional circuit two years ago in this same tournament when he received an invitation from the promoters of the event..
“I have been looking for victory for a long time. I've been playing very well and so far it hasn't happened. I think that at some point it will come and it is about continuing to make birdies and see if this week is the good one ", Argentina explained. “There have not been many golfers in Argentina. I am always the first to achieve achievements and it would be very nice, especially a good example for juniors ".
Escorted by her brother as a caddy, who has been accompanying her on her professional adventure for two years, Simmermacher escaped the difficulties posed by the first section of the Terramar Golf Club and strengthened his leadership with a great streak in the final part, where he was exhibited with the shortest club in the bag and chained a magnificent streak with three consecutive birdies from the 14 to 16 and a great pair saved in the next engagement, the hole 17.
“I think my game has been very solid throughout the round., yesterday and today. Today I had more birdie chances, I think that made me make two more birdies than yesterday, but I'm not playing very solid at all and I hope to continue like this ".
Behind, María Hernández once again showed that talent is not at odds with the ability to fight and sacrifice, and repeated his 70 yesterday in Terramar to end with -4 with the Scottish Kylie Henry, the English Gabriella Cowley and the Finnish Krista Bakker. The Navarrese achieved her only victory on the Ladies European Tour eleven years ago at the Ladies Slovak Open and is once again fully involved in the fight for another title, that of this Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya.
“The truth is that I have played quite solid again. Today my problem has been on the greens because I have done two or three tricks. It's been where the bogeys have fallen, and then i've had several bad hits, but they haven't been anything horrible. In general I have not gotten into trouble and I have given myself more opportunities than yesterday ", Hernández recapitulated.
Special mention deserves the sampedreña Laura Gómez, sixth with -3 in general thanks to a remarkable 69 in his second set. Ana Peláez (+1), Carmen Alonso and Patricia Sanz (+2) and Noemí Jiménez (+4) are the other Spanish women who make the cut, a border that could be crossed almost on the horn Emily Kristine Pedersen, champion last year of the Race to Costa del Sol and author of the winning putt of the Solheim Cup 2021.
Notes from Sitges
The future of Spanish golf
Carmen alonso, Mireia Prat, Harang Lee and Marta Martín gave a clinic to the little ones at the Terramar Golf Club and enjoyed their enthusiasm and spontaneity. The future of Spanish golf is in good hands after seeing the joy and attention with which the children of the club listened to the advice of the players of the Ladies European Tour.
Open door for Laura Gómez
The malagueña arrived in Sitges with a goal between eyebrows: stay in the top ten. The reason? Fulfill a dream and play the same tournament as Nelly and Jessica Korda, el Aramco Team Series New York. At this time, Laura is the fifth reserve in the list of registrations for the New York event and the Ladies European Tour grants a place for the one who is among the top ten classified in the Terramar Golf Club tournament and is not yet on the American roster..
Logistics, important in the Terramar Golf Club
In addition to the aforementioned reform works that have affected the first six holes of the Terramar Golf Club (with the new lake that influences the game of holes 1, 4 and 6, and the remodeling of the 2 and 3), the Barcelona route offers another peculiarity. As is usual in many tournaments, the players are dating for two tees, but it's not about 1 and 10 as usual, but of 1 and 11 for reasons of logistical convenience to boost the pace of play.
Entrance to the Terramar Golf Club in this Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya is free and free, and those who cannot get close to the beautiful Sitges route also have the option of enjoying the test during the weekend, of 13:30 a 15:00, in Teledeporte, Movistar Golf, Andalucía TV and Esport3.
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The Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya 2021, Ladies European Tour tournament held at the Terramar Golf Club of the 1 to 3 October, It has the main sponsorship of Estrella Damm and the institutional sponsorship of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Sitges City Council, that has declared it an event of special relevance. The Romeu Group is co-sponsors, FIATC Insurance and Finisher, and collaborate in the ISDIN event (Official Skin Care), Audi Volkswagen Vilamobil (Mobility Partner), Kyocera (Document Solutions) and Extrasoft (IT Partner).