She continued: “I like this kind of course. It’s open and it’s a very good layout because the bunkers are in play and you have to be careful with your tee shots.

“The greens are great because they are really huge but there are some small spots where you can put the pin and it makes a big difference in how you play the hole so it’s a fun course to play.”

Wahlin represented Sweden in the VCI European Ladies Golf Cup last week and recorded six top ten finishes in 2007. She said she had changed nothing in her game since last season and was working with the same caddie, Andy Danewid. Yet she had changed from Callaway to PING golf clubs and was wearing a new clothing brand.

Hudson, who, representing England with Trish Johnson, won last week’s VCI European Ladies Golf Cup near Alicante, shot a second round of 66, continuing her rich vein of form on Spanish soil.

She said: “I hit my irons very well and very close and putted well but I did miss two from a foot. I hit some clever shots in and didn’t get myself in trouble. If I carry on playing like this then hopefully the scores will come over the next few weeks.”

Marti was also pleased with her round and said: “It was great today. I played much better than yesterday but the putting wasn’t the best part of my game. Coming in on the last few holes I had some good birdie opportunities but I didn’t capitalise. I’m happy with the way I played though.

“Yesterday I three putted three greens and those were my bogeys. I am hitting the ball very well and I feel really confident right now. I’m looking forward to next week.”

After a four-under-par 67 in the first round, Elosegui was a little disappointed with her second round and said: “I started feeling uncomfortable and I was just saving pars. I was trying to hold myself together as best I could.

“I bogeyed the seventh which was almost a double and that really hurt. I could not take that off my mind for the next three holes. Then I recovered with three birdies on 11, 12 and 13. I thought I could catch Lotta but she played brilliant. She played impressive golf so there was no way I could catch her.”

Wahlin earned a first prize of €9,480 in the 20 player event and will take increased confidence into the forthcoming Spanish Open at Panoramica Golf Club in Castellon.