FIFE, Scotland – Ariya Jutanugarn scored the final two holes for an equal par 72 on Saturday on the windy Dumbarnie Links, leaving her tied with Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.
Three strokes before the start of the round, Jutanugarn has five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in wind speed up to 28 km / h.
“I feel like tomorrow [I] I just have to play my own game, “Jutanugarn said. Today I thought so much about the result … and that’s why I do not play so well today. So, I think tomorrow [I] just need to go back to … yesterday or [the] first round and has a good commitment and not really [think] about the outcome. ”
The 25-year-old Thai star won the 2018 tournament at Gullane. She has won two victories this year, the Honda LPGA Thailand and Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational team event with her sister Moriya.
O’Toole had a 68, and Hull shot her third consecutive 69 with Jutanugarn at 9-under 207.
“The wind actually felt warmer too, so the ball went a little further,” Hull said. “Especially on [the] the last few holes it has fallen a bit. I just felt more confident over the last six weeks, just a few weeks after the US Open. I feel good. I feel really good. ”
The 25-year-old Englishman won the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship for her only LPGA Tour title.
O’Toole takes the par-5 15th. The 34-year-old American is on the tour without a win.
“I just played 15, driving just in the middle left,” O’Toole said. “Today, with the wind direction, it helped a bit more towards left to right, so I could bite off more at the corner. The rear pins are the risk … if you get in on the left, you can I have a short club but it’s a difficult position to keep the green on top.I put myself in a good place.I had an uphill lean with a wedge in and was able to keep the green nicely and the 9 -foot could fetch. “
South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (67) and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (70) were a setback.
Kelsey MacDonald next week follows the race for five places in the British Open for Women at Carnoustie at 5 under, followed by Karolin Lampert (4 under), Paula Reto (2 under), Prima Thammaraks (2 under), Jing Yan (even) and Whitney Hillier (even).