Reid is hoping that a fresh approach will help her to register a first victory. The 2008 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year recently moved house to Loughborough and is working with a new coach, Dave Ridley, at Coxmoor Golf Club in England. She thanked her caddie, Paul Vincent Fernie.

“I’d like to say that Paul did a really good job today. A day like today completely emphasises how important a caddie is. He helped me and did a fantastic job so a massive thank-you to him,” Reid said.
Gergely posted a second round of 69, having opened with a 70. She posted four birdies but saved two good pars on holes nine and 13.

Stacy Lee Bregman of South Africa, who led on eight-under 65 after the first round, slipped five shots off the pace after a second round of 78.

Meanwhile Lunn, the 1993 Women’s British Open champion, went out in four-under 33 and came home with a further three birdies and one bogey. In so doing she moved into contention from a share of 55th position.