The 22-year-old Austrian showed a strong performance in the qualification and leaves Maren Lundby fighting for the yellow bib.
Hoelzl jumped 92m on the HS90-hill in Hinzenbach which led her to the victory at home. Maren Lundby from Norway followed 1.9 points behind. The 25-year-old jumped 89m, but received better points from the judges than Hoelzl. Sara Takanashi completed the TOP3 as she landed on 86.5m.
It is expected to become an exciting weekend with the two top favourites Chiara Hoelzl and Maren Lundby fighting for the first place in the overall ranking.
The competition in Hinzenbach with 40 athletes is going to be held on Saturday at 14:15CET.
Here you can see the results of the qualification.