L.E.T. Ladies Slovak Open. Sally Watson Leads June 20 2014

dragon logo darkAllianz Ladies Slovak Open presented by RESPECT Sally Watson has the halfway lead at the Ladies Slovak Open at the Golf Resort Tale. Sally Watson / Getty Images Sally scored a -5 under par second round of 67, while many of the players were blown off course by the afternoon’s swirling wind. A three shot lead at -8 under par, she said her experience of links golf in Scotland stood her in good stead; “I think I’m at an advantage coming from Scotland because we play in the wind a lot. I’m definitely experienced in those sorts of conditions and I putted really well yesterday on these greens." “When you have a good feel on the greens that carries over and especially when the weather is a little tougher, you’ve got to be able to make the putts. Thankfully today for me they went in." “Playing in links conditions growing up, you’re used to landing the ball 20 yards short of the pin and being creative around the greens. Sometimes you can use the slopes to your advantage if you can see the shot, so I’ve done a good job of that and when I’ve been in trouble, getting out.” “I’m excited to be in this position as starting out at the beginning of the year, this was one of my goals, putting myself in contention to win. Hopefully I can continue to play solid golf and stick to my process. I still feel like I’ve left some shots out there so I’ll continue to sharpen up my mental game and hopefully the putts continue to drop and see what we can do this weekend.” Valentine Derrey and Klara Spilkova share second place at -5 under par, Valentine said she trying to play smart golf; “I played pretty well on the back nine, three-under. I was playing well on my back nine and just had a bad hole on eight. The greens are hard and not easy with the wind, so you have to play smart and try to get your pars when the holes are difficult.” Klara feels at home here; “This is like my second home and I feel really good in Slovakia. I made a lot of birdies, so I’m happy today.”