Team De Roey have a two-shot lead at the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah, as Olivia Cowan sits top of the individual leaderboard on 13-under-par
Team De Roey produced an excellent second day at the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah by carding a round of 20-under-par to move to the top of the leaderboard.
After starting the day in a tie for third place, the quartet of Manon De Roey, Carmen Alonso, Elina Nummenpaa and amateur Nic Davies had a slower front nine.
They made the turn in eight-under-par for the day in part thanks to De Roey’s eagle on the 18th, but the front nine was where the team excelled with Davies clinching two birdie-net-eagles to help them reach the summit of the standings.
The captain said:
“I’m very happy with my team, they fought really hard today – we didn’t do too well on the front nine, but we came back really strong on the second nine, so I’m very proud of them, and happy with my performance as well.
“I love playing this course, it’s very scorable out there, as a team you encourage each other and you fight, it’s a great atmosphere and I’m very excited.”
“To play in this format is easy for me, I try to be positive all the time to encourage everyone to do well and we did, we need to keep going tomorrow and we’ll see what happens.”
Team Kyriacou post best round of the day
From the morning starters, it was Team Kyriacou who posted the best round of the day with -22, which is also the best team round of any Aramco Team Series event in 2021, to be in second place with total of 35-under-par.
Captain Stephanie Kyriacou produced a round of 65 (-7) to be contending on two fronts and sits in fifth in the individual competition on 10-under-par.
“I played well today, I hit it better today than last week, which was good, I gave myself a lot of chances and holed most of them, so it was a pretty cruisy day.”
Team G. Hall, who led overnight, backed up their first round with a second round of 15-under-par to move to 34-under overall and be in third place just three shots behind the leaders.
Individually, the Major winner is only two shots off the front and produced a round of 68 (-4) to be 11-under-par for the tournament.
Cowan still in individual lead
Leading the individual competition is Germany’s Olivia Cowan, who was the co-leader alongside English star Hall overnight.
The 25-year-old recorded a round of 66 (-6) which included one eagle, six birdies and one bogey to top the standings once again. She said:
“I’m very happy with how I’m playing at the moment its quite steady, I’m giving myself a lot of chances to hole putts which is important round here. I’m reading it right, getting a good speed on and getting them to drop.”
One of the highlights of the day was the German’s eagle on the seventh which she holed from her second shot and despite finding the water on her last hole, she recovered well to lead on 13-under-par.
The chasing pack in Jeddah
One-shot behind Cowan is Argentina’s Magdalena Simmermacher who carded another round of 66 to be 12-under. She said:
“I think I struck the ball really well like yesterday, the wind came into play on the back nine, but I managed it pretty well and I was pretty consistent.
“The last couple of holes I was quite tired, and my swing was a bit uncoordinated, but I gave myself chances and the putts went in, so it was good.”
Winner of the 2021 Dubai Moonlight Classic, Bronte Law, fired the joint-best round of the day with a 64 (-8) to be sat alongside Hall in third place individually.
Kyriacou is fifth on 10-under with Solheim Cup star Carlota Ciganda and 2021 Race to Costa del Sol champion Atthaya Thitikul.
Pia Babnik and Becky Morgan share eighth place one shot further back while Gabriella Cowley and Maiken Bing Paulsen round out the top ten.
Team Ciganda sit fourth on 33-under-par with Team Lydia Hall, Team Pedersen and Team Babnik five shots back on 32-under, while Team Givens, Team Morgan and Team Law complete the top ten.
If you missed it, catch up on Day 2 action of the Aramco Team Series - Jeddah here and you can watch live coverage of the final day via Sky Sports Golf YouTube here.