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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

Read and watch all about women's golf this week from around the world.

Another busy week of golf from around the world. Read and watch all about it below.

LPGA- LPGA Mediheal Championship

Sei Young Kim overcame a 3 way playoff to clinch the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

It was an exciting final day at the Mediheal Championship in California and heading into the final day Sei Young Kim had a 3 shot lead over Charley Hull of England.

Kim got off to the worst possible start with a double bogey on the first hole followed by a bogey on the 2nd. However, Kim bounced back and birdied 18 to enter the playoff with LPGA rookie Jeongeun Lee6, who fired an impressive closing round of -5 and English player Bronte Law who had an amazing round of -7 to finish on the same score for the tournament. Both Lee6 & Law are players on our "10 to watch for 2019" list and are proving why.

All 3 players headed back to 18 where Kim nearly retraced her regulation path on the 18th almost driving into her own divot and hitting another 4-iron from 199 yards a foot closer than before onto the front right fringe.

Law left her approach short and right and pitched to 6 feet. Lee6's approach bounced into the middle of the green, leaving her a 40-foot eagle putt that she hit 6 feet past. After Kim putted to 2 feet, Law missed her birdie putt to the right, and Lee6's try went left. Kim then ended it holing out for her birdie.

Afterwards Kim said, "It was really tough, the whole day I got a lot of pressure. And I missed the last par 3, and that's really bad for me. I'm still like almost my heart came out. It was really frustrating, because the beginning holes, I try to keep going and focus. ... That taught me a lot today."

Our Prediction Results:

Minjee Lee 8th

Danielle Kang 12th

Inbee Park 18th

Kristen Gilman 23rd

Next Event: May 23rd, Pure Silk Championship, USA

Ladies European Tour- Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

In another first for women's professional golf the event saw the world’s first ever professional day-night golf tournament. Spanish player Nuria Iturrios took full advantage under the floodlights and created a rare feat with back to back LET events after winning in Morocco the week before.

Iturrios secured her third LET title with rounds of 68, 67 and 71 for a total of 10-under-par 206 on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club, where course designer Sir Nick Faldo made floodlights an integral part of the design.

Nuria finished one stroke ahead of German pair Esther Henseleit and Olivia Cowan, with fellow German Karolin Lampert a shot further back in fourth place.

Afterwards The 23-year-old from Palma de Mallorca said “It’s amazing to win again and I’m so excited. Congratulations to Esther, Olivia and every player in the field. It was so cool. I loved playing in the first day-night tournament and I hope to come back next year.”

Iturios extends her lead at the top of the Order of Merit and also rises to 5th in the Solheim Cup rankings. Esther Henseleit remains at the top of the rookie of the year race.

Our Prediction Results:

Nuria iturrios Winner

Esther Henseleit 2nd

Caroline Hedwall 5th

Marianne Skarpnord 10th

Next Event: 16th May, La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational

LET Access Series- VP Bank Ladies Open

The 17 year old Swiss Amateur Elena Moosmann won a new style tournament on the Access Series. After a snow delay! in round 2 Moosmann won the VP Bank Ladies Open trophy after beating England’s Hayley Davis 1-up in a thrilling final round’s matchplay at the GC Gams-Werdenberg.

2 rounds of match play were followed by 9 hole match play on the final day to decide the winner.

Following some fine golf in tricky conditions, home favorite Moosmann prevailed. Continuing from where she left off in the stroke play, the teenager was involved in a high class back and forth contest against a far more experienced opponent in England’s Hayley Davis but showed a cool head to claim her maiden Access title.

Afterwards she said “It’s special, I think tomorrow it’ll sink in. Being at home too, it was nice that some of my teammates were watching and supporting me” “Tonight, I have to go home and do something for school!”

Prediction Results:

Elena Moosmann (am) Winner

Isabella Holpfer (am) 3rd

Manon De Roey 4th

Sarah Schober WD


KLPGA- The 6th Kyochon Honey Ladies Open

Park So Yeon from Korea managed to claim victory by 1 shot over Choi Min Kyung and Park Min Ji. The world number 148 just did enough in the final round to hang on for the win with a closing round of 71 after Min fired a 65 to lead in the clubhouse on -10.

Yeon moves to 5th in the Order of Merit. Kim A Lim still leads the way overall.

Next Event: May 10th, 2019 NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship

Japan LPGA- Panasonic Open Ladies Golf Tournament

World number 74 Katsumi Minami claimed the winners cheque of 112,000 Euros after winning the Panasonic Open on the JLPGA.

Minami had finished on -12 level with South Korean Mi-Jeong Jeon but she managed to overcome her on the the first playoff hole with a birdie to giver her her first win of the season. She is only 20 years old and big things are expted of this young player.

She now rises to 4th in the Order of Merit of 2019.

Next Event: 9th May, World Ladies Championship Salon Pass Cup

Wales Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship

Lily May Humphreys added another title to her collection after wining the Wales Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship this weekend. She fired rounds of 70,70, and 69 to finish on -10 4 shots clear of Isobel Wardle. Wardle, also from England had led after day 1 with an impressive round of 66. However, a 2nd round of 78 saw her slip behind Humphreys .

Humphreys who played at the inaugural Womens amateur at Augusta earlier in the year will look to build on this win on a busy summer of golf.

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