Felicity Johnson, England 62 (-10)
What did you have for breakfast?
It’s all about the cheese and cucumber sandwich with two bowls of strawberry yoghurt.
Where is your caddie?
I don’t know what to say… who needs a caddie, eh?
What was the key?
I hit 17 greens which made life easy. I hit some decent length approaches in and got the ball rolling well.
Is that the round of your life?
Yes. Ten shots under par, no dropped shots; you can’t ask for too much more than that really. It is my best ever score. 65 was my lowest before that. I didn’t put myself in any trouble and made life easy, which was good. I still left a couple out there but I’m not going to be too greedy on the first day really. I holed a couple of 30 footers but a couple of ten footers so it all evened itself out at the end of the day.
How do you feel about your position?
You can’t win it on the first day, you can only lose it. The score was good today so I’ve put myself in a good position for the rest of the week.
How did you make your birdies and bogeys?
At the second I holed a 25 foot putt. At the third I chipped up to a couple of feet. On the fourth I was pin high right and chipped in from 15 yards. On 12 I sank a 30 footer from the front of the green. At 13 I hit a small wedge and holed a 15 foot putt. On 14 I hit a five-iron to 20 feet. On 15 I was in the front bunker in two and hit a bunker shot to 12 foot and knocked it in. I don’t normally hole putts and look what happens when I do! On 17 I hit four iron right pin high and chipped to three feet. I hit a sand iron to 12 feet at the last.
Paula Marti, Spain 64 (-8)
What can you tell us about your round?
The key today was that I made birdie on every single par five. Some of them are playing quite short so it is easy to reach the greens. I only made one mistake when I had a sand wedge in my hand but made bogey on that hole. Other than that I played great. I was very consistent, down the fairway, down the green. On two par threes, one was a gimme and one was a metre and a half on the ninth to finish off with. The key is to make birdies on the par fives and tomorrow I am going to try to do the same thing.
I am feeling good. I have playing well the whole year. I put everything together and shot a good round so I’m very confident now.
Lena Tornevall, Sweden 65 (-7)
How did you make your eagle?
It was a good drive and a one metre putt.
On the double bogey on 18…
I missed my tee shot. I really missed it. I went into the water and hit a good third shot but it didn’t stop before the bunker.
Have you played here before?
No, I haven’t. I like it when you look around and you see the Swedish nature. I expect some wind over the three days to come and that will make it a different course. You can make it more difficult as well depending on the weather.
What was the key?
I was putting well from the beginning. I changed my grip to reverse grip and felt confident with that. I don’t really feel I have anything to lose. There are only two events left and I feel I better take my chance now. I don’t think I will get into Dubai and I haven’t decided if I will go to Asia. It depends on what happens over the next two weeks. There is nothing to lose. If I shot 80 today it couldn’t get any worse so I better take the chances I get over the next two weeks.