McClymont turned up at Troia after finishing 35th in the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship, where she didn’t feel her game was quite in tune. Her first round here has improved her mood.
“Putting was good, tee to green was good, and my driving was good,” McClymont said. “I was just telling myself to commit more to tee shots rather than being scared in case I missed the fairway like I felt last year. I feel like I was able to get birdies in the hole and get a wee run going even though I threw in some bogeys.”
Fredriksson and Dwyer were level with McClymont after 17 holes, but both bogeyed the par-five final hole.
Building on French win
Littorin seems intent on starting the 2023 half of the Student Tour Series the way he finished the 2022 segment. The Halmstad student won the Student Tour Series – France at Le Golf National in October. The Swede is currently second on the order of merit behind Stirling University student George Cannon
“It wasn’t my best golf here last year because it’s a tricky golf course,” Littorin said. “I handled myself a little bit better today. It’s a case of when you miss the fairway just chip it out and take your medicine.
“I hit a few good shots and a few not so good shots but it’s what I expected because it’s the first tournament of the year. So I was a bit rusty today but overall I’m happy. I handled myself very well.
“I have high confidence and belief (after winning in France).”