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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

Preview of this weeks golf on the LET Tour & the LET Access Series

LET- La Reserva De Sotogrande Invitational

Date: 16/05/19

Location: Spain

Course: La Reserva Club de Sotogrande

Prize Fund: €300,000

The LET returns to Europe after 8 tournaments dotted all around the world. This event is hosted by Annika Sorenstam and there is a high class lineup of 126 players. We look at 4 players who could claim victory at this new tournament.

Let Order of Merit

Maria Parra (Spain)

Where better to start than a Spanish player making her first start on the LET in 2019 and on home soil. She is also coming into the event on the back of a win. The Spanish player picked up a win on the Symetra Tour where she defeated 3 players in a playoff including LET player Leona Maguire of Ireland. With her win Parra moves to 3rd in the race for the LPGA card rankings and comes into this event full of confidence.

Esther Henseleit (Germany)

The only thing that could make her debut season any better is a win. It has been a fantastic start for the rookie and she will look to keep the momentum going here. She finished runner up last week in Dubai and showed great character to bounce back from going +5 after 9 holes in the final round to finish level par and miss out on victory by 1 shot.

The German now had 5 top 10 finishes in her 6 starts! with her good form she has risen to 305th in the world, 5th in the Order of Merit and leads the rookie of the year race on the LET. She narrowly missed out on qualifying for the US open last week as well.

Caroline Hedwall (Sweden)

Hedwall's ability to shoot a very low round and particularly in the final round makes her one to watch this week. She is in good form as well finishing 5th in Dubai and runner up the week before in Morocco.

The Swede is up to 131st in the world, 3rd on the order of merit and lies 4th in the Solheim Cup rankings This could be a great year!

Likes playing in Spain after finishing runner up at the Estrella Damn Open last year.

Karolin Lampert (Germany)

Karolin has had a very consistent start to the year which sees her lie 11th on the Order of Merit. She is also coming off a good week last time out where she finished 4th in Dubai. However, she has shown consistent form before that with 4 top 20 finishes in her previous 4 appearances.

Now 235th in the world she will be looking to pick up some more solheim cup points this weekend and it could be another good weekend for the Germans.

Let Access Series- Neuchatel Ladies Championship 2019

Date: 15/05/19

Location: Saint Blaise, Switzerland

Course: Neuchatel Golf & Country Club

Prize Fund: €40,000

We stay in Switzerland for the 3rd event of the 2019 season. This time we are in West Switzerland at the beautiful Neuchatel Golf & Country Club

Below we look at 4 players who could win this week. can we make it 3 correct predictions in a row??

Elena Moosmann (Am) (Switzerland)

Elena won her first pro event on the Access Series last week as an amateur. After finishing on -6 after the stroke play section she went on to beat last years Order of Merit winner Emma Nilsson in the Semi final before defeating Hayley Davis in the final.

Elena is currently 5th on the European golf rankings and 78th in the World rankings. Last year she won the Swiss stroke play championship and finished 19th at the youth Olympics. This year she was runner up at the European nations cup in Spain and finished 3rd at the Italian Amateur Championship. Again Elena could like the format of this event and will want to play well on home soil.

Can she make it 2 from 2 in and on home soil again.

Georgia Price (England)

Finished 16th 2 weeks ago at the VP Bank Open. She finished the stroke play section in tied 7th before beating Elia Folch in the first round of match play before loosing to Gemma Clews 1up. She finished 19th in the opening event of the Access Series in France. Also finished 7th on the Santander Tour earlier in the year.

She finished 4th at the Amateur English women's stroke play championship last year. Could improve from her 16th place last time out.

Emilie Piquot (France)

Emilie finished 8th at the VP Bank Open 2 weeks ago. She was 14th at the end of the stroke play before going on to beat both Sanna Nuutinen and Sofie Bringer in match play.

She finished 47th at the Terre Blanche Ladies Open and played in 2 events on the LET in Morocco and in South Africa where she missed the cut. Has been playing well on the Access series so could challenge here.

Gabrielle Macdonald (Scotland)

Gabrielle turned pro at the beginning of 2019 and headed straight to South Africa where she had 5 top 10s in 8 starts on the Sunshine Ladies Tour. She finished 29th at the Terre Blanche in the opening event of the access Series and was runner up on the Santander Tour in Malaga back in April.

Last year she finished 2nd at the Scottish Amateur. Looks like a player that will compete well this year on the Access Series so one to watch.

Current Order of Merit on LET Access Series

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