Hewson and Hedwall. Pic by Tristan Jones-LET
Gothenberg, Sweden, June 13: Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall and England’s Alice Hewson stayed on course for a historic win in a mixed event as they were part of a four-way lead after 54 holes in the Scandinavian Mixed.
On a tough day at the Vallda Golf and Country Club, which saw gusts of over 35 miles per hour, Welshman Rhys Enoch and Australia’s Jason Scrivener fired a round of 66 each to claim a share of the clubhouse lead of 12-under-par.
The Indians, Shubhankar Sharma and Ajeetesh Sandhu from European Tour, and Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar, from the Ladies European Tour, missed the halfway cut.
Hedwall (73) has not won since 2018, while Hewson won the 2020 Investec South African Women’s Open on her first professional LET start, recovered from a mixed opening nine holes where she made three bogeys and two birdies. Hewson, 23, rolled in four birdies on the back nine – including three consecutively at the 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
Hedwall, who had four wins, including one in Hero Indian Women’s Open in her rookie year in 2015, also had a mixed start to the morning with two bogeys on her first two holes, she dropped another shot on the sixth but made three birdies to reach the turn level par for the day.
With another two birdies and a bogey on her card, Hedwall had a two-shot lead coming into the stretch before she found the water at 17 and made a double bogey and ended at 12-under-par.
Five players are tied for fifth and one shot behind the leaders including England’s James Morrison and Ashley Chesters, Scotland’s David Drysdale, Australia’s Scott Hend and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui – who carded a 66 in the third round.
Finland’s Sanna Nuutinen is T10 with England’s Oliver Wilson, Northern Ireland’s Jonathan Caldwell and Denmark’s Joachim B Hansen.
Hedwall, Hewson and Nuutinen are the three women among Top-13 places.