Scottish star Kelsey MacDonald is T2 and four under after a very soggy first day at the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana
Today proved that it's not always sunny in Spain.
The Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana is the last Ladies European Tour event of the year, and Round 1 was definitely a soggy one with play suspended at around 4pm local time.
16 groups were unable to complete their round, but it was still super to watch.
If you missed it, don't worry! Below is a quick round up of what happened over in Spain today and don't forget to tune in and watch Round 2 on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube page tomorrow from 1pm to 5pm.
Kelsey MacDonald eyes her first win
Scotland’s Kelsey Macdonald witnessed her bestie Amy Boulden get her first win this summer at the Swiss Ladies Open, and it looks like she is determined to get her first title before the end of the year too.
She's been inching up the leaderboard over the last month, securing an excellent top ten finish in Dubai and ending in 12th place finish in the individual standings at the Saudi Ladies Team International.
Hitting 17 greens in regulation on her way to a bogey-free 68 (-4), the 30-year-old is currently in solo second place.
She said: “I have been happy with my game for a while now, I just need to back myself more."
“It was amazing watching Amy, but I knew it was coming. It felt great to see her lift the trophy and it definitely makes you keep believing that hard work will always pay off.”
Sanna Nuutinen leads the way
Another in search of her maiden LET title in Spain is Finland's Sanna Nuutinen.
For the second event in a row she is the overnight leader after Round 1 - she was also top of the leaderboard in the individual standings after the Saudi Ladies Team International only last week.
Her opening round of 67 and five under gives her a one-shot lead over Kelsey. to lead by one shot from Scotland’s Kelsey Macdonald at the rain-affected
The 28-year-old started out in near darkness and heavy rain this morning, opening with a par and a birdie before a double bogey at the 3rd temporarily set her back (but not for long).
She said: “I played really well because the whole front nine was tough. When we woke up, I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to play, we warmed up in the dark and I was 50% sure we wouldn’t be able to play but then we ended up getting out on time so I felt like I didn’t have much time to think about it. I just went out there and now I signed my score card, I realised I shot five-under-par.”
A notorious hard worker, Sanna hasn't missed a single LET event all year and this is the fourth time this season that she has opened with a round of 67 or lower. We are definitely expecting great things from her next year!
Alice Hewson fights for Rookie of the Year
After finishing T2 in Saudi Arabia last week, Australia’s Stephanie Kyriacou currently leads the race to win the LET's ‘Rookie of the Year’ award.
But with the 19-year-old absent from the event in Spain this week, England's Alice Hewsen is clearly using the chance to give her a run for her money.
The rookie star, who won the Rose Ladies Series this summer, is T4 and two under after shooting 70 in day one.
She's now tied with six other players including Spain’s Luna Sobron, who has also been playing excellently this year and Race to Costa del Sol leader and multiple Saudi Arabia winner Emily Kristine Pedersen.
You can check out the full leaderboard HERE.