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  • Writer's picturePiers Manktelow

What happened this week in women’s golf from around the world.


The Juatugarn sisters came through on the last day to win the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational by 3 strikes from the defending champions Jasmine Suwannapura and Cydney Clanton. Ariya had 8 birdies in the 4th round to help them to a final round -11!

Mo said after the win “I felt like out there it's about momentum and we had pretty good momentum at the start,It's just more like supporting each other and I had great support from my sister this week. No matter what, she probably hit a few trees out there, but she still made a lot of birdies for me, so I forgive her. We really enjoyed it.”


The LET headed to Finland for the Gant Ladies Open, where LPGA and Finish star Matilda Castren started favourite along with teenage sensation and LET order of merit leader Atthaya Thitikul.

It was 26 year old Matilda who came out on top at the end of 3 rounds winning on home soil by 3 shots from fellow Fin Ursula Wiksrrom and Tvesa Malik of India. After her win she said “ I am so happy about this! It was what I came here for, and it is unbelievable that I pulled it off”.

Atthaya finished 4th to maintain her lead at the top of the order of merit.


Ye Sung Jun of South Korea won the Queens Crown Open on Sunday defeating Da Been Heo in a playoff to win her first title.

afterwards she said “this is the first win of my life! im a happy for this win,Thank you God for letting me arriving at this place and thanks for all the support and congratulations”.

Min Ji Park still leads on the order of merit after an amazing start to the season.


Maiko Wakabayashi won the Thavasa Global Cup on the Japan LPGA this weekend after defeating Mao Nozawa in a playoff. Both players finished on -15 after 3 rounds.

Maiko moves to 25th on the order for merit after her first win of the season while Mone Inami maintains her lead at the top.

LET Access

The LET Access held a mixed event with the men from the Alps Tour at the Roma Open In Italy where Frenchman Xavier Poncelet was crowned the winner.

Italian amateur Alessia Nobilio carded a final round of 68 to finish in third place overall and finish best of the women.

The Italian said: “It feels amazing. I came here hoping to make the cut and now I finished in the third position. I am really happy about these past three days, everything was perfect.”

Symetra Tour

The Credit Union Classic was shortened to 36 holes after a full night and day of rain left the course unplayable. Emma Broze who held a one-stroke lead after two rounds, was named the winner, earning her first Symetra Tour victory.

Emma from France said “I wish we could have been able to play more but I am happy to get my first win”.

This week the women’s golfing world head to France for the latest major at the Evian Championship. It should be a cracker!

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