For Joost Luiten and Wil Besseling it was a big change today in terms of the position of best Dutchman in the Made in HimmerLand. Besseling started hopefully with a birdie, but then it was difficult to get his round started. He simply made too few birdies on Himmerland, where the sun had broken through after two days of cold and strong wind. The North Hollander did not get further than one under par and with that he fell about twenty places back to 35th place.
Luiten went the opposite way. De Bleiswijker played flawlessly for 17 holes and picked up six birdies along the way. The bogey on his last hole was a minor blemish, but lap 66 was good enough to climb into the top-10. Luiten will be eager to improve that position tomorrow and even put some pressure on his friend Bernd Wiesberger. The Austrian is alone in the lead in Denmark. The gap with Luiten is five tricks, but that is no guarantee of success on Sunday.
Knee-high rough + no green…
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Dutch success tomorrow in the Irish Challenge on the Portmarnock Links, a sea track near Dublin, is not inconceivable. That would then have to be attributed to Daan Huizing. The Dutchman maintained his position in the top-5 today despite bogeys on 8 and 16, holes that were also not favorable to him earlier this week. But the five birdies today helped Huizing a little further up in the standings, which is led by Northern Irishman Dermot McElroy. He is at -8 after 54 holes, Huizing starts at -5 on the last 18 holes.
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Ladies European Tour
In the run-up to the Big Green Egg Open at the end of June, Pasqualle Coffa, among others, will play a number of tournaments on the Ladies European Tour. This week she did that at the Ladies Italian Open. After a good first round, she had a bad day today. Her round in 76 strokes (+4) was unfortunately not enough to also be able to turn tomorrow. After 36 holes, three players take the lead, including the French amateur Lucie Malchirand.
– Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) May 29, 2021