Denmark’s Iben Tinning

“It’s all carry and the bunkers are at the front of most of the greens so you can’t run it in: you have to carry it onto the green all the way to the pin. A couple of the par fives I could get on in two; which I didn’t think I would be able to. I even hit a driver off the fairway on one hole so it worked out well.”

There are just six tournaments left in which players can qualify for a place on Europe’s Solheim Cup team, set to face the Americans at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois from August 21-23. Brewerton is keen to represent Europe on the team for the second time, while Tinning is equally keen to make her fifth appearance at the event.

“The Solheim Cup is always on my mind,” said Tinning, the 2005 LET money list winner, who has played in the last four Solheim Cups. “It is hard to get in the team but I will try.”

Afonso, a second season tour pro, is leading for the first time since her debut event on the LET at the Spanish Open last year. Her score included six birdies and three bogeys.