June 4: Tvesa Malik staged a brilliant comeback in the second round of the. Jabra Ladies Open with the day’s best card of 4-underr 67 that catapulted her from T-52 to T-10 and put her in line for a second straight Top-10 finish on the Ladies European Tour at Evian-Les-Bains.
The 25-year-old Gurugram-based golfer, who is playing in her third start of 2021, made amends for her first round of 4-over 75 that endangered her stay in the tournament with a missed cut.
With the players starting this week from the sixth and 15th tees as those are the holes close to the clubhouse, Tvesa began on the sixth and immediately birdied the seventh and ninth and added a third birdie on Par-3 14th, which she had double bogeyed a day earlier. She dropped a shot on Par-5 18th, which was a disappointment but quickly made up with birdies on second and fourth for a superb day’s work of 4-under 67.
Meanwhile, India’s other player in the field, Astha Madan with a struggle on both rounds of 86-87.
Diksha. Dagar opted to play at the Czech Ladies Open in Czech Republic this week on the Ladies European Access Tour (LETAS), the second run of the Tour.
She will be back on main Tour next week at Scandinavian Mixed Masters alongside Tvesa and. Astha.
Germany’s Olivia Cowan shot a 69 to share the lead with defending champion Annabel Dimmock at the end of the second. day at Evian Resort Golf Club. Cowan made consecutive birdies on her final two holes, the fourth and fifth, to claim the clubhouse lead at five-under-par. Cowan, like Indian Tvesa Malik, a 25-year-old started the 2021 LET season with a T23 finish at the Investec South African Women’s Open and followed that up with T10 at the Ladies Italian Open.
Meanwhile, it was another solid day for Dimmock as she carded a round of 70, including two birdies, to join the German at the top of the leaderboard. When Dimmock won this tournament in 2019 she carried the bag by herself, but this time Dimmock has the added bonus of having her dad Chris alongside her.
Sitting one stroke behind the leaders in third place and on four-under-par is Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul, who made four birdies and two bogeys for her round of 69.
Slovenia’s Pia Babnik carded a round of 70 to be one shot adrift of Thitikul, while Scotland’s Kylie Henry is another shot further back on two-under-par.
Tvesa Malik with the best round of the day of 67 including five birdies and one bogey, sits alongside Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson at T10.