Esther Henseleit falls behind the major

Esther Henseleit: The ladies of LPGA Tour meet this week for one of the most important tournaments of their season. With the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a new major title holder is being fought out.

After Esther Henseleit made a fantastic start to the tournament and was in the top 10 after Round 1, she falls significantly behind on Friday in Springfield, New Jersey, but makes it into the weekend. Aline Krauter has no chance of making the cut with a round of 80 on the second day.

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At the top after 36 holes is Leona Maguire from Ireland. She currently leads at five under par, but is being pressured by three players in tied second place just one shot behind: Mel Reid, Celine Borge and Xiyu Lin. “This is new territory for me,” said Maguire. “Whatever happens this week I’m sure I’ll learn a lot and I’m just taking one day at a time.

I think this golf course demands that. I think you can’t think more than one shot ahead , let alone a hole or a round ahead.”

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Tough lap for Henseleit on the LPGA Tour

As promising as the major start for Esther Henseleit ran, the second round must have been so disappointing for the 24-year-old. After a round of 2-under par, it was only enough for a score of 4-over-par on Friday. Having started the round with a bogey, Henseleit lost more strokes. With two birdies on holes 4 and 7, she saved her score to a 77 and herself into the weekend. Now it’s time to collect points to get the chance to be placed in the upper half of the leaderboard.

Aline Krauter must return home after 36 holes. As one of the tail lights of the leaderboard, there is an expandable performance behind the only 23-year-old junior golfer. Also in round 2 the loss of strokes dominated her game on the lower course of the Baltusrol Golf Club. With an 80 on the scorecard, she increased her total to 16 strokes over par.

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