Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall shines brightly at the opening night of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic


Dubai: Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall shone the brightest of all as the Swede took the lead with a dazzling seven under the par at the opening night of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic on Wednesday evening

Playing the lighted course in Faldo, the 31-year-old Stockholm resident, with six Ladies European Tour (LET) titles to her name, posted five birdies and an ace on the 17th par three to lead by two strokes of the German Laura Fuenfstueck and her French compatriot of the Solheim Cup, Céline Boutier

From the sixth hole, Hedwall opened with 10 straight pars to find his rhythm before launching his challenge with a birdie on par five 16th to drop under par for the day before producing a day shot from of 162 meters on the normal 3 17th and leave with an Omega Speedmaster 38, Co-Axial 30MM chronograph

Recorded on the laser beam flag the entire way, his towering six-iron looked nowhere else and threw himself straight into the hole for one of golf’s most unlikely shots

« I heard how it hit the pin, then I thought it came off because something white flew off the flag stick I thought my bullet was in the bunker I walked over and saw a bullet in the bunker and noticed it was, but my Pro-Am partner said it was her bullet, ”she said

« So I walked over to the hole to check and it was there I realized right after the hole in one that I had won a watch, which is cool, » she added.


Germany’s Fuenfstueck, who led most of the day as a day leader, and French Boutier, who compiled a round of 67 without a bogey Coincidentally, both players started their rounds at from the first hole and will swap places on Thursday for the moonlight passage

Fuenfstueck, who finished ninth in the 2019 Order of Merit, may still be on the hunt for her first victory, but the young German has registered as many as eight top 10 finishes in 32 career starts and she arrived at the week after played all of the LET events this year, as well as the season finale on LETAS

« I came to Dubai a bit early to practice on a few of the golf courses around here, there are so many beautiful ones so I just tried to prepare as well as I could. » have played as much golf as possible this year and although I still missed a few putts, I’m really happy with my day, ”said the German.

« It might be less windy at night [Thursday], but the greens are easier to read in the sun because you can tell a little more about the grain, but maybe I’ll find out what it will look like, « she added

Unlike the German’s participation in the tournament, Boutier is making her first regular start of the LET season, having played mainly on the LPGA this year, but immediately resumed the swing with five birdies, including three closing after to have thrown at three feet

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