Anne Van Damme is the first woman to play golf for the Netherlands at the Olympics. She will compete in the Olympic golf tournament at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe from August 4-7. This is an achievement that the Royal Netherlands Golf Federation (NGF) is very proud of. In 2016, Joost Luiten was the first male golfer to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio.
At Kasumigaseki Country Club, Van Dam – starting at hole 10 – started very well this time: with a birdie on the par-3. In her first nine, the sparrows followed at 12 and 15. On the second nine, there was a short breakdown again with a bogey at 2 and 4, but she straightened her back on the holeshots with sparrows at 6 and 9. Because she was working hole 7 again To the track, she finished her run at 69 strokes (-2).
With this result, Van Damme won only a few places. Van Damme is now at number 55. A place in the top 50 is still there on the last day, but not much more than that.
Nelly Korda is still on top after 54 holes. However, its leadership has shrunk a bit. Like Van Damme, the American hit 69 and is now at -15 for the championship. Indian Aditi Ashok ran with 68 and now has to make up three tricks on Korda. Then follows a group of four at -10, including New Zealand’s Lidio Co.
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Olympic golf August 6, 2021
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