What happened around the world in women's golf this week
LET/ LET Access- Jabra Ladies Open
Well what a course the Evian Golf Club is. It was my first visit there and I was taken by just how beautiful it was, the views of the lake with the alps in the back ground covered in snow were simply breathtaking. The 2nd hole is a short par 3 that drops along way down but the view from the tee is unrivaled.
It is a great spectators course as well with a number of tees and greens dotted around the club house that makes it easy to watch. One thing I did notice was the lack of ball spotters for the ladies and sometimes with blind tee shots it was difficult to see even a good shot that just missed the fairway. However, after speaking with a number of people, they said the course had never been in better condition for this event and it was looking like it does for the Evian Championship. I would recommend anyone a trip over for the Evian Championship I don’t think you would regret it or for this event next year.
Anyway on with the golf..
It came down to a final day shoot out between Pauline Roussin Bouchard a French amateur who has won the Italian & Portuguese amateur championships this year and English player Annabele Dimmock who is based at Wentworth Golf Club.
Heading down the 16th Pauline was in a good position on the leaderboard, however, she put her ball into the water and would go on to double bogey both 16 and 17 which meant Dimmock had a 2 shot lead heading down the last. Pauline’s birdie at the last was not enough. Dimmock tapped in for par and the victory with rounds of by 69,69,68 to hold of the young French player who surely has a big future in the game. First round leader Meghan MacLaren pushed them hard but couldn’t get close enough to put the pressure on.
The win was Dimmock's first on either the LET or LET Access Series and has given here and Pauline a place in the Evian Championship later in the year at the same venue. Afterwards she said “It’s such a relief. I’ve wanted to do this for so long and I’m so relieved I’ve finally won, I’ve been struggling a bit over the last few years since I first turned pro so to finally get a win is really special.”
LET next event: 20th June, Ladies European Thailand Championship
LET Access Series next event: 29th May, LAVAUX LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
Our 4 to watch Results:
Pauline Roussin Bouchard 2nd
Olivia Cowan 4th
Esther Henseleit 12th
Carly Booth mc
LPGA- Pure Silk Championship
We had a new first time winner crowned at the Pure Silk Championship this weekend as England’s Bronte Law won by 2 shots from Madeleine Sagstrom, Brooke Henderson and Nasa Hataoka. It was a hard last round for Law who really had to scramble well to fight off some of the best players in the world.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman, a former star at UCLA, held a share of the lead after all four rounds and finished with a 17-under total on the River Course at the Kingsmill Resort. and afterwards said, "It feels surreal to be honest after coming so close, It is also, she said, a nice way to finish the week leading up to the U.S. Women's Open next week in Charleston, South Carolina.
"to be in contention and for it to be that very next time out playing was really cool and shows me that I can compete at the top on a weekly basis, which is the whole goal out there, This was the perfect way to prepare, I guess."
Bronte Law shoots up to 6th in the CME Race to the Globe, while Henderson goes to 4th and Munoz to 7th.
Next LPGA event: May 30th, US Womens Open
Our 4 to watch Results:
Brooke Henderson 2nd
Azahara Munoz 6th
Lexi Thompson MC
Danielle Kang WD
Symetra tour- Zimmer Biomet Championship
Spanish player Nuria Iturrios claimed her 3rd victory of the year this time on the Symetra Tour as she led from start to finish to claim the title.The victory is the latest in a string of success for Iturrios over the last month. Within a week between the end of April and early May, the 23-year-old from Mallorca captured back-to-back titles on the Ladies European Tour in the Lalla Meryem Cup and Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic
After her win Nuria joked “I guess I like the big purses,It’s so good to win again and I’m so happy with my work from the offseason. I feel great and want to keep going like this. I’m putting really good and I want to keep enjoying these moments, doing the work to get here.”
Iturrios finished on -12 two clear of Maddie Szeryk from Canada who had her best ever finish. Iturrios 64 in the opening round really saw her pull away from the field and other rounds of 71,70 and 71 were enough for the win.
With the support of LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, this event featured the largest purse in Symetra Tour history of $300,000. In turn, it provided the biggest winner’s payout ever on the “Road to the LPGA” at $45,000.
Iturrios moves to 3rd in the race for the card with Ireland's Leona Maguire still leading the way.
Next Event: May 31st, Valley Forge Invitational
England Women’s Amateur Championship
What a week this was at Saunton Golf Club which saw the final go all the way to the 19th hole. Ellen Hume finally defeated Lily May Humphreys who was looking to win her 3rd tournament in a row after wining the Welsh and Irish Amateur earlier in the month. Despite the most testing conditions the players produced great golf, with the momentum swinging to and fro over the closing stages.
After the first two rounds of stroke play it was Humphreys who had a big lead on the field and was the only player under par. However, the top 32 players made it through to the match play section and Hume would go on to beat Georgina Blackman, Thalia Martin, Emily Toy and Emily Brennan before beating Humphreys in the final to secure her first win in the event.