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Round 3 - Home victory for Boeljon

June 21, 2015
Christel Boeljon, 2015 Deloitte Ladies Open

Christel Boeljon delighted the Dutch galleries as she became only the second home winner in the history of the Deloitte Ladies Open.

The 27-year-old gave a dominant performance as she led from start to finish with rounds of 69, 69 and 71 over The International in Amsterdam.

At 10 under par, Boeljon ended four strokes clear of Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom and Danish rookie professional Emily Kristine Pedersen, giving the Dutch fans the result they had waited for since Liz Weima won the tournament at Rijk van Nijmegen in 1994.

“This is a big one,” said Boeljon, after collecting her second Ladies European Tour trophy as an individual, following the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in 2011, the year she was also a member of Europe’s victorious Solheim Cup team in Ireland.

“To be able to do it, leading from the start in front of a home crowd in my home country means a lot and it’s something that I will never forget.”

Boeljon shrugged off the squally weather conditions over the three days, including rain, wind and low temperatures and said that she rarely checked the leader boards.

“I did not look at the leader boards until 17, when I realised where I stood and that gave me a good feeling. I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, it was pretty solid when I needed it so to be able to rely on a good short game and have my putter behave, was great,” she said.

Three ahead going into the final round, Boeljon moved four clear of the field with a birdie on the first hole, but stalled with a bogey on the fifth. After her advantage was cut to a stroke by Ursula Wikstrom after 10 holes, Boeljon quickly birdied the 11th and 12th and then held steady through several downpours.

Another steely performance came from Pedersen, who showed glimpses of her star potential with a final round of 70, including three birdies on the back nine. The 18-year-old’s joint runner up finish was her second top ten from three tournament appearances following a seventh place finish at the Turkish Airlines ladies Open. Due to take her final high school exam next week, in Danish language, Pedersen has not yet been able to focus on golf full-time.

She said: “I’m very happy because I’ve been so stressed with exams and I have my last one on Wednesday. It’s just great to be done and after that I’ll be able to focus only on golf. I’m so happy that I got it together this week. I hit it close both yesterday and today but I figured out the par fives more. The last two rounds I had no birdies on the par fives and I had three today. I just made a couple more putts but it was a solid game. You have to go for them in two and don’t lay up!”

Wikstrom recorded her third top ten of the season and her fifth second place finish in 12 years on the Ladies European Tour. Despite being one stroke behind the leader after 10 holes, she was unable to capitalise on her chances coming down the stretch. She said: “I saw that I was close at one point but I couldn’t get it happening. I made birdies on nine and ten but after that I made a bogey on 11 and was lipping out all the time, so I was playing okay but just didn’t get the momentum going and didn’t make enough birdies. It was a bit frustrating to get the ball so close to the hole.”

A stroke further back in fourth on five under par were South African Stacy Lee Bregman, Frenchwoman Lucie Andre and Austrian Christine Wolf, who had her career best finish. English pair Rebecca Hudson and Holly Clyburn tied for seventh on four under par with Swedish rookie Lynn Carlsson and Melissa Reid finished in solo 10th on three under, earning more valuable Solheim Cup points.

The 2015 Ladies European Tour now takes a one week break before the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in a fortnight’s time.

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Round 2 - Boeljon poised to become first Deloitte home winner

June 20, 2015
Christel Boeljon, R2 Deloitte Ladies Open
Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands tees up the ball on the 16th hole as a KLM flight comes into land at nearby Schipol Airport during the second round.

Christel Boeljon shot a second successive four under par 69 to move three strokes clear of the field with a round to play at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Amsterdam.

On eight under par after two rounds at The International, the 27-year-old from the Netherlands was three strokes ahead of South African Stacy Lee Bregman (69).

England’s Holly Clyburn (70), who won the title at the same venue in 2013, lies in third place on four under par.

Boeljon is now in the perfect position to become the first home winner of the tournament in 21 years, since tournament director Liz Weima won at Rijk van Nijmegen golf club in 1994.

“I’m really pleased, because it’s another great round. I was under control again and made some late birdies, which was nice. Any round under par here I think is a great score, so I’m very happy,” said Boeljon, the first Dutch player to represent Europe in The Solheim Cup four years ago.

Playing in benign conditions in comparison with the first round, Boeljon birdied the eighth before picking up three more shots over her last five holes, including the 18th where she made a tricky downhill birdie putt of 20 feet in front of a partisan crowd.

“On 18, the birdie putt went in quite fast so it was a good thing it went in. It was a nice way to finish,” continued the 2011 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open champion. “It just happened. I hit a great shot on 17 and was able to make the putt. I missed a few putts actually today, so it was nice that those fell.”

Bregman also fired four birdies in her second round, on the eighth, ninth, 11th and 13th holes. The 28-year-old from Johannesburg, who won three titles on the South African Sunshine Ladies Tour earlier this season, is hoping to improve on her career best finish of tied second, at the 2008 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open and 2013 South African Women’s Open.

She said: “I feel really good because I’ve been playing well and had a good season so far, with a few wins back home. I’m going to let it happen and stick with it and see what happens. Winning does help with the confidence and the pressure going down the stretch, so I’m just looking forward to it. I love the adrenaline rush!”

Clyburn picked up six birdies and three bogeys on an afternoon of intermittent sunshine. She said: “I just played great from tee to green and it was really steady golf. I didn’t do anything outstanding but had a nice rhythm to my swing and it was a nice day out there so let’s keep it rolling.

“I’m four behind so it all depends how the weather is and if Christel feels the pressure of being at home. If I get off to a fast start like I have been the last two days then I’ve just got to settle in and put pressure on. I always like being behind and everybody knows that.”

England’s Rebecca Hudson, Australian Stacey Keating, Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom, Austrian Christine Wolf and rookies Lynn Carlsson and Emily Kristine Pedersen, from Sweden and Denmark respectively, are the six players sharing fourth place on three under par.

Hudson had a level par 73 which included a pair of birdies on the 12th and third holes before she dropped shots on the eighth and the ninth, her closing two holes, to finish on three under par. She said: “I’m very disappointed with my finish because I had a flyer on eight and cleared the green by 20 yards. I then had no shot, so I was quite happy with a good six. On nine, I hit the bank short of the green and didn’t get up and down. All in all, level par is okay because the course was quite tough and there were some tricky pin positions.”

Carlsson has the advantage that she attends the Scandinavian School of Golf in Halmstad, Sweden, and regularly plays on links-style courses and said: “I played very well for the whole of the first two days and my putting has been really good, so I’m feeling comfortable on the greens and made a few easy birdies. Today I had 29 putts. I made a 3-putt on 17, so that’s not too good. To have under 30 putts, I’m satisfied.”

The tournament concludes with the third round on Sunday, where the players will be competing for a 37,500 euros first prize.

Round 1 - Boeljon takes opening lead on home soil

June 19, 2015
Christel Boeljon, R1 Deloitte Ladies Open

Christel Boeljon delighted her home gallery with an opening round of four under par 69 to take the outright lead at the Deloitte Ladies Open in the Netherlands.

The 27-year-old from Beverwÿk was the sole player to break 70 on a cold and blustery first day at The International, Amsterdam.

Her closest challengers were England’s Rebecca Hudson and Cathryn Bristow of New Zealand on three under par 70, followed by four players on two under par.

Boeljon, a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup team and winner of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open in 2011, set off from the 10th and recorded back to back birdies on the 15th and 16th before dropping a shot on the par-3 17th. She then birdied three of her last four holes, finishing with a birdie on the ninth to gain a one stroke lead.

“Before I started the round I thought level par would be a good round so four under par was even better. It just happened to go my way and I’m very pleased,” said Boeljon, who finished second three weeks ago at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

“The back nine, my swing just felt a little better rhythmically. I hit some shots close, played the par fives well and the last hole was unbelievable, because it’s a tough hole.”

Prior to Boeljon snatching the lead, Bristow led for most of the day. She had five birdies and two bogeys and said that the course reminded her of New Zealand.

“I really like the course, I love the links style, where you can hit lots of different shots with the slopes and work with the wind, not against it. I like the creativity of it and it reminds me of a course I’ve played quite a bit growing up, near the beach,” Bristow said. “I thought it was pretty difficult today. The wind picked up early on and got stronger and stronger, but I was able to control my ball flight and had quite a few good birdie chances early on and was steady through the back nine until 18, which I birdied.”

Hudson joined Bristow on three under after posting two bogeys and five birdies, including a chip in on the 16th. She said: “You had to position the golf ball well, which I did today. Everything was steady and I’m very pleased. I had a pitch shot on six to three inches and I putted very well. I had 27 putts and a chip in, which helps. I’ve got a new PING driver, I’ve just changed to a PING G30 as I’m desperately trying for more distance and it gives me more run. It’s a low spin driver so that’s what I’m aiming for.”

Rookie professional Laura Murray of Scotland, England’s Holly Aitchison, Linda Henriksson from Finland and Laura Jansone of Latvia were all on two under par, with Englishwoman Holly Clyburn, winner at The International as a rookie in 2013, a shot further behind on one under par with eight other players. The defending champion Kylie Walker had a one over par 74 to lie in a share of 28th place, five shots from the lead heading into the weekend.

Scores

Pos. Player R1 R2 R3 To Par Total Prize Money
1 Christel BOELJON 69 69 71 -10 209 € 37,500.00
2 Ursula WIKSTROM 74 69 70 -6 213 € 18,750.00
2 Emily Kristine PEDERSEN 72 71 70 -6 213 € 18,750.00
4 Christine WOLF 72 71 71 -5 214 € 9,333.33
4 Lucie ANDRE 73 73 68 -5 214 € 9,333.33
4 Stacy Lee BREGMAN 72 69 73 -5 214 € 9,333.33
7 Lynn CARLSSON 72 71 72 -4 215 € 6,416.67
7 Holly CLYBURN 72 70 73 -4 215 € 6,416.67
7 Rebecca HUDSON 70 73 72 -4 215 € 6,416.67
10 Melissa REID 73 73 70 -3 216 € 5,750.00
11 Camilla LENNARTH 73 73 71 -2 217 € 5,250.00
11 Nina HOLLEDER 75 72 70 -2 217 € 5,250.00
11 Anne-Lise CAUDAL 73 72 72 -2 217 € 5,250.00
14 Sally WATSON 76 70 72 -1 218 € 4,325.00
14 Caroline MARTENS 76 72 70 -1 218 € 4,325.00
14 Beth ALLEN 76 69 73 -1 218 € 4,325.00
14 Carly BOOTH 74 70 74 -1 218 € 4,325.00
14 Laura MURRAY 71 74 73 -1 218 € 4,325.00
19 Minea BLOMQVIST 75 75 69 E 219 € 3,750.00
19 Malene JORGENSEN 76 72 71 E 219 € 3,750.00
19 Noora TAMMINEN 75 73 71 E 219 € 3,750.00
22 Lauren TAYLOR 74 77 69 1 220 € 3,158.33
22 Laura JANSONE 71 73 76 1 220 € 3,158.33
22 Nanna Koerstz MADSEN 73 75 72 1 220 € 3,158.33
22 Caroline AFONSO 76 75 69 1 220 € 3,158.33
22 Cathryn BRISTOW 70 74 76 1 220 € 3,158.33
22 Laura DAVIES 76 69 75 1 220 € 3,158.33
28 Rebecca CODD 75 72 74 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Eleanor GIVENS 75 74 72 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Chloe LEURQUIN 73 76 72 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Marion RICORDEAU 74 77 70 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Alexandra VILATTE 74 76 71 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Louise FRIBERG 76 74 71 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Kylie WALKER 74 74 73 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Klara SPILKOVA 73 76 72 2 221 € 2,325.00
28 Vikki LAING 74 72 75 2 221 € 2,325.00
37 Hannah RALPH 73 73 76 3 222 € 1,875.00
37 Amber RATCLIFFE 75 73 74 3 222 € 1,875.00
37 Louise STAHLE 75 74 73 3 222 € 1,875.00
40 Amy BOULDEN 78 69 76 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Marianne SKARPNORD 72 75 76 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Johanna BJORK 75 75 73 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Isabella RAMSAY 75 73 75 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Patricia SANZ BARRIO 72 76 75 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Charlotte ELLIS 74 76 73 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Sophie GIQUEL-BETTAN 76 75 72 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Margherita RIGON 73 73 77 4 223 € 1,461.11
40 Georgia HALL 76 75 72 4 223 € 1,461.11
49 Leigh WHITTAKER 74 74 76 5 224 € 1,100.00
49 Pamela PRETSWELL 78 73 73 5 224 € 1,100.00
49 Titiya PLUCKSATAPORN 75 74 75 5 224 € 1,100.00
49 Stacey KEATING 72 71 81 5 224 € 1,100.00
49 Natalie WILLE 73 74 77 5 224 € 1,100.00
54 Linda HENRIKSSON 71 74 80 6 225 € 850.00
54 Sukapan BUDSABAKORN 75 76 74 6 225 € 850.00
54 Linda WESSBERG 77 72 76 6 225 € 850.00
54 Gwladys NOCERA 77 73 75 6 225 € 850.00
54 Ariane PROVOT 76 73 76 6 225 € 850.00
54 Maha HADDIOUI 77 74 74 6 225 € 850.00
60 Fabienne IN-ALBON 75 76 75 7 226 € 725.00
60 Sophie WALKER 74 77 75 7 226 € 725.00
60 Rebecca SORENSEN 76 74 76 7 226 € 725.00
63 Alex PETERS 75 74 78 8 227 € 662.50
63 Holly AITCHISON 71 80 76 8 227 € 662.50
65 Anais MAGGETTI 74 75 79 9 228 € 612.50
65 Isabelle BOINEAU 75 74 79 9 228 € 612.50
67 Michelle MCGANN 74 76 80 11 230 € 575.00
CUT
68 Mireia PRAT 76 76 6 152
68 Carmen ALONSO 82 70 6 152
68 Valentine DERREY 77 75 6 152
68 Dewi WEBER 75 77 6 152
68 Stephanie NA 79 73 6 152
68 Miriam NAGL 77 75 6 152
68 Dewi Claire SCHREEFEL 78 74 6 152
75 Ann-Kathrin LINDNER 77 76 7 153
75 Sahra HASSAN 76 77 7 153
75 Anne VAN DAM 72 81 7 153
75 Emma WESTIN 77 76 7 153
75 Heather MACRAE 79 74 7 153
75 Trish JOHNSON 75 78 7 153
75 Liz YOUNG 78 75 7 153
75 Zhen BONTAN 80 73 7 153
83 Josephine JANSON 78 76 8 154
83 Krista BAKKER 80 74 8 154
83 Sophie SANDOLO 74 80 8 154
83 Hannah BURKE 78 76 8 154
83 Roos HAARMAN 78 76 8 154
83 Virginia ESPEJO 74 80 8 154
83 Daisy NIELSEN 77 77 8 154
83 Lien WILLEMS 77 77 8 154
83 Florentyna PARKER 76 78 8 154
83 Diana LUNA 77 77 8 154
83 Stefania CROCE 77 77 8 154
94 Whitney HILLIER 78 77 9 155
94 Elisa SERRAMIA 78 77 9 155
94 Becky BREWERTON 77 78 9 155
94 Marta SANZ BARRIO 77 78 9 155
94 Sophia POPOV 78 77 9 155
99 Steffi KIRCHMAYR 78 78 10 156
99 Marie FOURQUIER 77 79 10 156
99 Nicole GARCIA 79 77 10 156
99 Monique SMIT 78 78 10 156
99 Nicole BROCH LARSEN 80 76 10 156
99 Maria BALIKOEVA 80 76 10 156
99 Marjet VAN DER GRAAFF 83 73 10 156
106 Bonita BREDENHANN 76 81 11 157
106 Nina MUEHL 82 75 11 157
106 Viva SCHLASBERG 79 78 11 157
106 Julia DAVIDSSON 78 79 11 157
106 Caroline ROMINGER 77 80 11 157
106 Melissa EATON 79 78 11 157
106 Laurette MARITZ 75 82 11 157
113 Emma GODDARD 80 78 12 158
114 Kelsey MACDONALD 76 83 13 159
114 Anna Christina KINDGREN 82 77 13 159
114 Marika VOSS 80 79 13 159
114 Anjelika HAMMAR 82 77 13 159
118 Melanie MAETZLER 80 80 14 160
118 Bree ARTHUR 84 76 14 160
118 Georgina SIMPSON 83 77 14 160
121 Manon DE ROEY 81 80 15 161
121 Ileen Domela NIEUWENHUIS 83 78 15 161
123 Lina BOQVIST 86 77 17 163
124 Elina NUMMENPAA 84 80 18 164
124 Csilla LAJTAI-ROZSA 83 81 18 164
126 Jade SCHAEFFER 80 27 10 107

Preview

DATES:  June 19-21
SITE:  The International, Amsterdam
PRIZE MONEY: €250,000
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