Laura DAvies

“My big goal is to win the money list – I want to win that again. Obviously last week by finishing second I beat Gwladys by a few thousand euros and I want to win this week to make some headway,” she said.

Davies has confirmed she will play in the Finnair Masters next week at Helsinki Golf Club in Finland from September 1-3 and in the Nykredit Masters at Odense Eventyr Golf Klubb from September 7-10, which are the final two tournaments in the Volvo Cross Country Challenge (Volvo XCC), a dedicated order of merit for events in the Nordic region which carries a prize fund of US$120,000 plus a Volvo car for the winner.

The SAS Masters is the second event in the Volvo XCC and Davies said: “The Volvo Cross Country Challenge is an extra bonus and I want to do well in that.”

Annika Sorenstam currently leads the Volvo XCC order of merit, having won her own tournament in Sweden but the next highest ranked contenders are Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, Nocera and Davies, who are currently second, third and tied for fourth respectively.

The three-time Solheim Cup player Pettersen is playing at her home course this week and is keen to earn her second Ladies European Tour title. Pettersen last won at the 2001 French Open but denied that her local knowledge would give her an advantage over the field this week.