Hope Floats

01
June
2013

Posted by Salman Mitha

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Golfpark Gut Häusern – Carlota Ciganda and Sophia Popov both shot -3 during the second round of the Unicredit Ladies German Open that was cut short due to postponements and a soaked course from never-ending rain. 

The organizers had hoped to squeeze in 9 holes Saturday morning, proceed with the cut, and then play the final two rounds Saturday late afternoon and Sunday.  However the clouds opened up once again, leaving the Ladies European Tour to come up with a solution, play the third round as the final round on Sunday, weather permitting.

But the rain on Saturday did not dampen the spirits of Spaniard Ciganda, who now shares the overall lead with Charley Hull of England.  Rebecca Hudson sits alone at -5 and a group of four golfers sit at -4.

Home favorite Caroline Masson was hoping to start her bid this weekend to make the European Solheim Cup Team for the event later this summer.  She hasn’t disappointed but back tied for 22nd doesn’t help her candidacy.  She was trumped in the truncated second round by amateur and fellow countrywoman Popov, who’s performance puts her up to 9th in the leaderboard, four strokes off the lead.

“What makes a 9-hole round so tough, one does not have the time to find their game,” said the 24-year old Masson.  “It’s clearly wet and we have to make the best of the situation.  Hopefully we can play another 9 holes.”

Caroline Masson started the 'mini' 2nd round with a birdie but could not make a move up the leaderboard. Photo: Sport Eagle

Caroline Masson started the ‘mini’ 2nd round with a birdie but could not make a move up the leaderboard. Photo: Sport Eagle

With repeated delays and a soaked course that made many holes unplayable, the cut was decided mid-morning.  All players with a par or better remained and played selected 9 holes as the second round, while the others were forced to go home, or stay and see the sights in Munich.  Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne made the cut and will play in the final.  She sits tied at 37th at even par.  Missing the cut was legend Laura Davies by two strokes, she only played one round, +1 and was not given the chance to play to get back into contention.

For more information on Sunday’s tee times, please visit www.ladiesgermanopen.com

 

 

 

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