Missed cut for Mehaffey as Grant and van Dam show their class


Olivia Mehaffey (Photo" John Dickson/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Anne van Dam and Linn Grant share the lead heading into the final day of the Jabra Ladies Open with the pair locked on seven-under-par after two rounds of action.

Olivia Mehaffey missed the cut by two shots on eight-over-par after consecutive rounds of 75.

Starting the day two clear of the competition, van Dam extended her advantage early on when she posted a 70 (-1) at Evian Resort Golf Club.


Sweden’s Grant then responded in the afternoon as she carded six birdes en route to a 67 (-4) to match the Dutch star’s tally.

“I was solid from the tee,” Grant said. “I hit some really good shots into the green, my putting wasn’t too good though. I felt like I had a couple more birdies in me.”

Beginning her round on the 6th, the 23-year-old got off to a hot start when she posted red numbers on the 7th and 9th.

Hunting a fifth LET win, Grant birded the 15th before back-to-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th briefly halted her momentum.

A bounce back birdie on the 18th put her back on track, with two more coming in at the 3rd and 4th then catapulting the Swede into a share for the lead.

Grant said: The birdie on 18 was really important. It’s a typical birdie hole which I can normally reach [in two], so to not make a birdie there would have been disappointing.

“The game plan tomorrow is to go out and have fun together. I love playing with Anne, she’s really fun to play with so we’ll see how it goes.”

Earlier on, a rollercoaster round from van Dam saw her post four birdies and one eagle combined with a double-bogey on the 10th and three bogeys on the 5th, 8th, and 16th.

“It was a little bit more up and down today,” the Dutch star said. “But I still actually have a pretty good feeling about today. I played pretty nicely and hit a lot of good shots. Especially off the tee I hit it a lot better than yesterday.

“I made a couple of mistakes. They’re so easy to make around here. So those two mistakes were bad, but I’m still in a good position.”

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