Tvesa Malik. Pic: LET
Golf Du Medoc Kristianstad, France, Sept 17: Tvesa Malik staged a fine rally from 2-over in first three holes to finish at 2-under and was Tied-10th at the end of the first round of the Lacoste Ladies Open de France.
Tvesa, the lone Indian in the field this week, started from the 10th and dropped shots on 11th and 12th, but then fought back strongly. She birdied 14th and 18th to get to get to even at the turn. A birdie on Par-4 first and another on Par-4 ninth saw her finish at 2-under for the day.
Meanwhile, two local French stars shared the first place. Agathe Laisne and Anais Meyssonnier shot rounds of 66 (-5) on Thursday to share the lead at Golf Club du Medoc.
Sitting a shot behind the leading duo are the quartet of Virginia Elena Carta, Karoline Lund, Hannah Burke and Leticia Ras-Anderica, with all three players registering a first round score of 67 (-4) on Thursday.
After starting on the tenth hole, Meyssonnier finished the back nine in 33 (-2), before rolling in birdies on holes one and two to put her into the ascendency at Golf Club du Medoc. Even a bogey on the fourth couldn’t stop her momentum, as she picked up two more shots on the way back to the clubhouse to see her card for a first round 66 (-5).
Sitting alongside her at the top of the standings is compatriot Laisne, with the 22-year-old recovering from a bogey on her first hole of the day to also shoot five-under-par.