L.E.T. The Helsingborg Open. Two Ladies Share Top Spot. September 04 2014

White Dragon GolfThe Helsingborg Open Two Ladies, Whitney Hillier and Dewi-Claire Schreefel share top spot on the Helsingborg Open leaderboard at the conclusion of play on the first day Helsingborg Open Helsingborg Open Whitney Hillier and Dewi-Claire Schreefel/ Getty Images Playing together in the same group both ladies shot opening rounds of -5 under par 67 to top the Helsingborg Open leaderboard at Vasatorps Golfklubb in Sweden. Whitney, who cared seven birdies and two bogey's reported that she enjoyed the company of Dewi; "It was really nice to play with Dewi, because she pushed me all day and it was a solid group. I had 23 putts so I was very happy with that." Dewi had a bogey free round, and it helped being a group that plays well; “It definitely helps when you’re in a group that’s playing well. If you’re in a group and no birdies fall you can get in a slip. It was a great round of golf with five birdies and no mistakes. I rolled the ball well.” Local girl Camilla Lennarth and Minea Blomqvist from Norway are tied in third place at -4 under par. Camilla did not come into this tournament with high expectations; “I’m happy. I didn’t come into this tournament with good confidence but I played really well in the end. " "My expectations weren’t high, so I was just hoping for a good day and I enjoyed the company in the group and it turned out to be a good one. I felt like I played it smart." "The ones I missed, I missed on the right side of the pin so it wasn’t difficult to get up and down and when I hit it close I made birdie.” Minea has had time off and was worried about negative thoughts; “I haven’t played well for almost a year and it’s been very tough. Thoughts can get very negative and in the month off I thought about how I wanted to play and I tried to see the shots and go for it and had a relaxed mind." "I have also been working on my swing as it wasn’t good. Everything needs to come together and I hope it’s a better track for me from now on." “The wind direction made it easier today because it was helping on a lot of holes. There were only a few holes where it was hurting. It was nice to make a birdie on the last because I missed short ones on eight, nine and ten from under eight feet." Dame Laura Davies is in a large group who all posted a first round score of -3 under par, and is always confident when her putting is good; “I had it going on the front nine today. I played pretty impressive golf for 14 holes and hit one bad 8-iron into seven, which was my third last hole and a bad wedge into the short par-four eighth but other than that it was a pretty solid day.” “I drove it well. On number eight, the driveable par-4, I knocked it to about six feet and holed the putt for eagle which was nice. I missed a couple of fairways on the back nine into the wind, which is where you would miss them as downwind they were playing pretty easy. Overall it was solid." "I’m pretty confident and playing well. I’ve been playing well in America and holed some putts there. I had 30 putts which for me is the benchmark on how well I do. If I’m going to do well it’s because of how I putt. Today was a good day so that’s why I had a good score.”