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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

SKAFTO OPEN 2019 Preview & 4 to watch

Date: 13/06/19

Location: Sweden

Course: Skafto Golf Club

Prize Fund: € 50,000

Rounds: Three

This week the LET Access Series moves to Sweden which sees an extremely strong field set to do battle. There are a number of high ranked LET players taking part and the Access Series its self this year has been exciting with a number of new winners. The tournament runs from 13-15 June at Skaftö Golfklubb on Skaftö, a popular holiday island on the west coast of Sweden, 90 minutes north of Gothenburg.

Below we look at 4 players who could win this week.

Sanna Nuutinen (Finland)

Sanna has had a best finish of 31st on the LET but has fared much better on the LET Access Series where she finished runner up ago 2 weeks in Switzerland. Last weekend on home soil in Finland she finished 4th. Sanna is currently 3rd on the Order of Merit and 456th in the world.

Frida Kinhult (a) (Sweden)

Frida comes from a talented family of golfers. She is the sister of Marcus who plays on the European Tour. She is currently ranked 2nd best amateur in the world. Frida played in this years ANA Inspiration where she unfortunately missed the cut. Frida who is at Florida State University has a won a couple of events on the American college series this year and should definitely feature here this week.

Esther Henseleit (Germany)

It was hard to see how Esther's life on tour could get any better after her great start to the season, however, in the last two weeks she has led at the US Open with a good first round before finishing 30th. Last weekend she took part in the exciting golf 6s where she just missed out in making the knockout stages after loosing out in a nearest the hole playoff against the Australian men.

This year she has had a worst finish of 26th on the LET. She has had 7 top 10's in her 9 starts! Esther is currently 3rd on the Order of Merit and leading the rookie of the year race.

Making her first start on the Access Series and up to 197th in the world, yet to win could this be the place to do it?

Marianne Skarpnord (Norwary)

Marianne finished 7th at the Jabra Ladies Open last time out. It has been a good start to 2019 for her, she is currently 2nd on the Order of Merit on the LET and up to 139th in the world. She won the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville earlier in the year and has had 5 top 10's including a runner up finish in the UAE. Making her first appearance this year on the Access Series.

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