Tvesa Malik (right) and Celine Boutier (left). Pic: LET
Bordeaux, Kristianstad, France, Sep 18: Tvesa Malik followed up her first round 69 with a 1-under 70 in the second round of the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf Club de Medoc. Tvesa recovered well from an early double bogey on Par-3 fifth and two late bogeys on 13th and 14th. She had five birdies which saved the day for her. Tvesa is now Tied-11th and five behind the leader, Celine Boutier.
Tvesa, who came close to her maiden LET title at the Gant Ladies Open in July, was T-11 last in VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open. With her consistent game she is due for a shot at the title and it could any time.
Celine Boutier holds a one-shot lead heading into the final day after a second round score of 66 (-5). The two-time Solheim Cup winner looked full of confidence around the fairways and greens in Bordeaux on Friday, with seven birdies in her round enough to take her to 8-under overall heading into Saturday’s action.
Boutier’s score of 8-under leaves her one shot clear of a trio of players ahead of Saturday’s action, with Kylie Henry, Magdalena Simmermacher and Virginia Elena Carta all locked on 7-under after 36 holes.
Elsewhere, overnight leader Anais Meyssonier is tied for fifth spot with Lydia Hall, with the Frenchwoman shooting 70 (-1) to take her to -6 for the tournament, while her group partner for Saturday shot 66 (-5) with just a single bogey to her name throughout the day.
The trio of Leticia Ras-Anderica, Maja Stark and Olivia Cowan sit in a tie for seventh on -5, while Karoline Lund rounds off the top ten on -4 after a level-par round on Friday.
Jessica Karlsson also caught the eye on Friday after equalling Henry’s round of 65 (-6) for the day, with the Swede now sitting in a five-way tie for 11th spot on -3, alongside Gabriella Cowley, Tvesa Malik, Madelene Stavnar and Pauline Roussin Bouchard.