• Piers Manktelow

Preview of the Jabra Ladies Open on the LET and the Pure Silk Championship on the LPGA & 4 to watch!

Jabra Ladies Open (Dual LETAS / LET)

Date: 23/05/19

Location: France

Course: Evian Resort Golf Club

Prize Fund: €150,000

Rounds: Three

Defending Champion: Astrid Vayson de Pradenne (Fra) (-7)

Below we look at 4 players that could see themselves top of the leaderboard come the end of the final round. It should be an exciting week and i am personally excited to fly out to France to be able to watch a few days golf. It is a beautiful course and should be a great event as usual. The winner will earn their place in this years Evian Championship.

Esther Henseleit (Germany)

Where else to start. The 20 year old German was so unlucky last week in Spain just loosing out by 1 shot as Celine Herbin birdied the last 2 holes to win. That was her 2nd runners up finish in a row after finishing 2nd in Dubai under the floodlights. It surely is only a matter of time before we see Esther win and she is really showing signs of turning into a top class player.

This season she has been inside the top 10 in all but 1 of her 7 starts Including two 2nd’s a 3rd and a 4th place finish. She sits 3rd on the Order of Merit and 1st in the rookie of the year. It will be a good event to win with qualification for the Evian Championship guaranteed. Now up to 245th in the world rankings.

Pauline Roussin Bouchard (Am) France

The French amateur is making an appearance on the LET this week. Currently Pauline is ranked 15th in the world and number 2 in Europe after a great 2019 so far. She won the Portuguese Ladies Amateur and then the Italian International before finishing runner up at the French amateur. She also finished 4th at the ANA Junior Championship in the USA.

It will be very interesting to see her compete against the pros this week and we think she should surprise a few players.

Olivia Cowan (Germany)

Cowan, has been playing some consistent golf that has seen her rise to 10th on the Order of Merit. She finished 13th last week in Spain after an opening round of 68. This was off the back of her best finish of the year in Dubai where she finished 2nd.

Oliva didn’t play here last year due to playing on the Symetra Tour in the States. Up to 191st in the world and could do with a good result here to boost her Solheim Cup points.

Carly Booth (Scotland)

Sitting 14th on the Order of Merit is Carly Booth from Scotland. She really struggled last year finishing 79th on the order of merit but has bounced back this year and is playing some good golf.

Carly has had 3 top 10’s this season and finished 13th last week at the La Reserva De Sotogrande. She missed the cut here last year but should do a lot better this week and could be top of the pack come the final round. Now 319th in the world.

LPGA- Pure Silk Championship

Date: 23/05/19

Location: Williamsburg, VA (USA)

Course: River Course

Prize Fund: $1,300,000

Defending Champion: Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) -14 (54 holes)

There are a number of past champions in the field this week: Ariya Jutanugarn (2016, 2018), Lexi Thompson (2017), Minjee Lee (2015), Lizette Salas (2014), Cristie Kerr (2005, 2009, 2013), Karrie Webb (2006) and itr should be a good warm up for the US Open next week. Below we look at 4 players to watch this week.

Danielle Kang (USA)