Ladies European Tour
Jul 2nd, 2022
Karlsson leads interrupted German Masters
Swede led by five shots as bad light stopped play
Photography: Tristan Jones/LET
As such the morning groups finished their rounds later in the afternoon and the afternoon groups were unable to complete their full round before they had to stop playing due to bad light.
Karlsson began the day with a three-shot lead at Golf & Country Club Seddiner See after a bogey-free first day and made an excellent start with four birdies and two bogeys on her front nine.
The Swede dropped a shot on the 10th but soon made back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th to end the day on twelve-under-par with four holes left to play.
England’s Hayley Davis and Germany’s Leonie Harm both sat five shots back in second place on seven-under-par, having completed 12 and 11 holes respectively.
Four players are in a tie for fourth place on six-under-par with Germany’s Polly Mack having completed 15 holes.
The Berlin native sits alongside Swedish duo Linda Wessberg and Maja Stark, as well as England’s Gabriella Cowley.
Six players are in a share of eighth place at the end of the second day including Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord and Germany’s Esther Henseleit, who both carded rounds of 73 (+1).
Five-time LET winner Skarpnord said: “I came back late last night, got here at 8 am this morning and played three holes and then we had the delay, so I was in the clubhouse for three hours.
“The last 24 hours have been a bit exhausting. I had a good start today, but I didn’t make any putts and I hit a couple of rubbish drives at the end and finished one-over-par. It’s disappointing, but I have another two days.”
While Henseleit, who has already won on the LET in 2022 triumphing at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, explained: “I had a good start and then we stopped for quite a long time. It was pretty tough when we got back out because it was windy and pretty wet. I feel like the greens were a bit slower.
“The wind swelled around 180 degrees in a different direction. It was harder to get some birdies, I feel like a few pins were in more difficult spots too. It was pretty tough this side of the draw.”