L.E.T. Helsingborg Open. Valentine Derry Leads At Half-Way Stage. September 06 2013

The Helsingborg Open Valentine Derrey, from France, leads the Helsingborg Open in Sweden at the half-way stage on the Vasatorp Golf Club course. Valentine Derrey / Getty Valentine carded a second successive round of -4 under par 68, to take a one stroke lead halfway through the Helsingborg Open. Staying calm and focused has been her problem recently but is playing well; “I think I stayed calm and patient and that’s what I’ve been struggling with. I made eight birdies and a couple of bogeys, stayed calm, focused on myself and tried to play my best," The first-round leader I.K. Kim of South Korea and South African LET order of merit leader Lee-Anne Pace are just one shot behind at -7 under par for the tournament. I.K. declared that she thought she had played very well in the extremely windy conditions; “It was a very tough day and very windy, it was tough even putting, I think it was difficult, a totally different golf course to yesterday. It was two to three club wind and really gusting. I’m really pleased with how I played. I didn’t make any putts, but I think I’ve done well" Lee-Ann said her poor performance in Scotland has been corrected due to some coaching, and is looking forward to the week-end; “I didn’t play great in Scotland so I saw my coach a couple of days ago and figured a couple of things out. I was moving off the ball a little and you can’t do that in the wind. It wasn’t carrying very far and he sorted me out.  I was just looking to get on the leader board and I’ve reached my goal and hopefully I’ll have a good weekend.” Camilla Lennarth was the best of the Swedish players, occupying sole fourth place on -6 under par after her second round -2 under par 70. She was closely followed by compatriots Caroline Hedwall and Pernilla Lindberg, who are in a share of fifth place at -5 under par. Caroline talked about the tough wind; “I’m happy with the score as it was tough with the wind, even in the woods it was out there, and if you hit it high enough it will get caught in the wind.  My score feels like a four or five under in the conditions of yesterday. I gained a little on the leaders so it was nice. At some points I got a little mad but for most parts I was happy so I enjoyed it out there.”