LET/ ALPG- Preview of the Ladies Classic Bonville
LET/ ALPG- 22/02/18 Ladies Classic Bonville, Bonville Golf Resort
The 3rd event on the LET is a co-sanctioned event between the ALPG and the Ladies European Tour. It's the Ladies Classic at the beautiful Bonville golf club, which has drawn comparisons to Augusta National, the home of the Masters.
There are a number of strong contenders from the 144 players to be considered this week. However there is no Minjee Lee who is playing on the LPGA tour.
Australian Hannah Green (above) is sure to start the event as favorite. The 21-year-old LPGA Tour rookie has started her season strongly with a tie for 11th in the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, followed by a tie for third in the Oates Vic Open followed by a sensational 3rd place at the Women’s Australian Open on Sunday. She should be well supported by the home crowd who have backed the events so far down under extremely well.
Another player who will start among the favorites is 5 time LET winner Caroline Hedwall from Sweden. She has started the 2018 season well with a 5th place finish at the Oates Vic Open and a 9th at the ActewAGL Canberra Classic . She did play in the ISPS Handa Women's Aus Open on the LPGA last week but missed the cut so she will be looking to bounce straight back.
Another previous winner on the LET is Norwegian Marianne Skarpnord (above) who has 3 victories to her name. She has also made a promising start to the season, finishing 9th in the Oates, and 26th at the ActewAGL Canberra Classic. Both these women have won before and that takes a lot of pressure off coming down the back 9 in the last round.
Sarah Kemp is another Australian who should do well this week. She has never won on the LET but has had 24 top 10 finishes! pretty impressive. She has also had 11 Victories on the ALPG tour so she knows what it takes to win. Sarah has had a promising start to 2018 with an 11th and 12th place finish so far.
Exiting teenager Karoline Lund (below) from Norway only turned pro this year and has a great start to her professional career. She finished 14th in the Oates, and 34th in the Canberra Classic. She is learning every tournament and could easily pick up her first pro victory here.
Our first non Norwegian or Aussie to look out for is English player Holly Clyburn. She has an LET victory under her belt and finished an impressive 5th in Canberra. She struggled last week on the LPGA tour at the Aus Open but will look to put that behind her.
3 others girls who have an outside chance of victory this week are, Leticia Ras-Anderica (below) who was born in Spain but represents Germany. She has had a strong start to 2018 finishing 26th and 9th.. Fellow German Olivia Cowan should be in with a chance of victory if she plays well. Olivia finished 9th in the Oates and showed glimpses of what she is capable of last year. Finally Q school winner Casey Danielson, the American didn't get off to the best start missing the cut in the first event but fought back with a 15th place 2 weeks ago. She will be one to watch this season and if she keeps improving she will be one to watch this week.
Finally watch out for USA star Christina Kim who is destined to bring some big personality to the event. The Californian, who is in her 16th year on tour will also be in with a good shout of victory.
We think Caroline Hedwall will be too strong for the field and tip her for victory this week.
This week: Caroline Hedwall
Georgia Hall (3rd)
Cheyenne Woods (34th)
Who do you think will win....??