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OBOH SURE OF WEEKEND PLAY AS KARLSSON LEADS AT THE END OF INTERRUPTED DAY TWO IN GERMANY

OBOH SURE OF WEEKEND PLAY AS KARLSSON LEADS AT THE END OF INTERRUPTED DAY TWO IN GERMANY

The Amundi German Masters currently being held in Seddiner See, on a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course about an hour drive south west of Berlin, was on Friday disrupted as those players who teed off in the morning encountered a three-hour delay from 11am until 2pm due to severe weather.

 

Meanwhile Nigeria’s Georgia Oboh teed off her first round in the afternoon rotation earlier on Thursday at 1:33pm. It was a very hot and dry day and the course fairways and greens were hard and running fast.  Oboh in the first round made 9/14 fairways and 9/18 greens in regulation and finished even par with 25 putts for the round.

 

The German golf course in typical Trent Jones style is littered with bunkers, strategically placed to challenge the players. The morning rotation players scored on average 3 shots better in comparison to the afternoon players.

 

Starting her round off the 10th tee in the weather delayed second round, Oboh had started brilliant posting 3-birdies, 1-bogey and 2-pars after 6 holes before thunder, lightning and rain forced the tournament to be stopped for 3 hours.

 

With the delay and the changed course due to the heavy downpour, it became a struggle for survival for the morning rotation players. Georgia kept it  cool as always, finishing even par for the day and a cumulative score of (144) level-par over 2-days.

 

In the second round the Nigerian made 9/14 fairways, 11/18 greens in regulation and holed 28 putts in her round.

 

About a third of the players on the afternoon rotation will have to complete their round tomorrow morning before the cut will be determined, as players are still on the course and at 7:30 pm some have only played 6 holes in the second round.

 

At the moment the projected cut stands at +1 but it will get to +2 after the second round play is over.

 

According to her manager “Georgia hopes to rest today after a very long day at office, as her game plan for the weekend play remains to be patient as her Esan name ( Iziemgbe) signifies and depend on God’s Grace to see her through.”

Leading and sitting  at the top of the leaderboard at the Amundi German Masters on 12-under-par at the end of day two is Jessica Karlsson.

 

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 bridies and two bogeys on her front nine.


The Swede dropped a shot on the 10th but soon made back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13 to end the day on 12-under-par with four holes left to play.

 

England’s Hayley Davis and Germany’s Leonie Harm both sit 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 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 representing 1-over par.

 

Five-time LET winner Skarpnord said: I came back late last night, got here at 8am 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.”

The second round will resume at 8.30am local time on Saturday and the cut will take place at the conclusion.

 

 

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