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UKE 50

Marianne Skarpnord fikk spille alle fire rundene i Dubai denne uken

17.12 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord hadde 73 72 i helgen i Dubai
Hun fikk en fin gjennomkjøring. Nå kan hun forberede seg til neste sesong forhåpentligvis skadefri. Da kan det bli virkelig bra hvis golfgløden er der.

Tidenes yngste vinner på LET.Alexis Thompson er bare 16 år. Hun hadde 21 birdier mot Mariannes 9 birdier.

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Her er LETs rapport fra siste runde:

Lexi Thompson becomes LET’s youngest professional winner

DUBAI, U.A.E. – December 17, 2011: American Lexi Thompson, 16, became the youngest professional golfer to win on the Ladies European Tour when she captured the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by four shots at Emirates Golf Club.

Aged 16 years, 10 months, 8 days, she became the second youngest ever Ladies European Tour event winner after South Korean Amy Yang, who was aged 16 years, 6 months, 8 days, when she won the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia as an amateur, in 2006.

Thompson, born on February 9, 1995, claimed her second professional title just three months after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic on that Tour.

Thompson closed with a five under par 67 for a 15 under total of 273 to become the first ever American winner of the title in the six-year history of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, in which she tied for 22nd place on her tournament debut 12 months earlier.

She said: “It feels amazing. I feel really honoured that they invited me back and grateful to be here. I’ve been working on my game really hard and it’s paid off. I’m going to continue working hard and just trying to improve every tournament.”

Wearing her traditional final round colour of blue and adorned in ‘good-luck’ ladybirds, she started the day one shot clear of the field but lost her lead to Lee-Anne Pace after seven holes.

The South African was red-hot with two birdies and an eagle in her first six holes and although Thompson birdied the second and the third, she lost her lead after a bogey on the seventh.

However, Thompson, who qualified to play in the US Women’s Open as a 12-year-old, chipped in for birdie at the par-four ninth hole to regain her one stroke advantage and played sensational golf on the back nine.

She birdied the 10th, 13th and 14th to gain a five stroke lead after Pace dropped shots at the eighth and the 12th holes.

Her second blemish was a three-putt bogey on 17 and there was a two-shot swing when Pace made birdie, reducing the gap to three strokes.

However, no nerves were visible as Thompson played the par-five 18th. She played her second shot safely in front of the lake before flicking a wedge to three feet and making the birdie putt.

“The chip‑in was definitely really important, but the whole day my whole goal was to get it to 15‑under. That was my goal, but once she made the birdie and the eagle, I knew I had to play my game, make a lot of birdies, so I just kept on going strong and hoping for the best,” Thompson said.

“On the 17th I struggled a little bit on that green, but I ended up three‑putting, it was a two‑shot swing. But I was just thinking I'm going to just take 3‑wood off the tee and hopefully make birdie or par that way. I would think that would do it. So I ended up making birdie, so it was a bonus.

“I was playing safe, but still pretty aggressive, just playing smart. So I just went into 18 and played smart, hit 3‑wood and hopefully make par, birdie.

“If it was close, I might have gone and hit driver and went to the green to make eagle if it was close, but I'm just thinking I'm pretty good with my wedges, so I was just hoping for birdie with that.”

Pace played the final hole in regulation and her final-round 69 left her alone in second.

Pace said: “I guess I could have had things a little bit different. I hit a bad club on I think it was number 12 over the green which cost me a shot, and I think that's where things changed around. But I'm pretty happy I played well.”

Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson had a solid bogey-free final round of 71 and ended third at 10 under, but acknowledged that just one final-hole birdie was not enough to put any pressure on the youngster.

“I played well; I just couldn’t get any of the putts to drop. I mean, I think I hit 16 greens and had 34 putts, so that’s not going to win you any tournaments, but it was nice to finish with a birdie on the last,” Gustafson said.

Fellow Swede Pernilla Lindberg had been in contention but dropped into a share of fourth place after a bogey on 17. She had a final round of 71 to end nine under alongside Becky Morgan and Stacy Lee Bregman, while Alison Walshe and Julieta Granada were two strokes further behind.

Georgina Simpson shot 67 and moved up into a share of ninth with Florentyna Parker and Caroline Hedwall.

In the other final round tussle, Melissa Reid finished second on the Ladies European Tour’s Henderson Money List for 2011 after tying for 22nd, while Hedwall ended in third place for the season.

American Michelle Wie carded a final round 72 and finished in share of 12th at five under, her challenge effectively having ended with a double bogey on the ninth hole.

15.12 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord med fin runde torsdag i Dubai
Hun fikk det bedre til den andre dagen på den andre av de fire rundene.

Med fem birdier og tre bogeyer og 70 slag avanserte Marianne til en 47. plass blant de 67 som får spille fire runder. Alexis Thompson (USA) leder på 70 66.

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Herlig å være tilbake i toppen av listen etter en sykdomsperiode

14.12 LET:
Tilbake etter kreft - rett i tet
Hun fikk konstatert føflekkreft for to år siden. Den svenske jenta er tilbake for fullt. Marianne Skarpnord langt bak.

Med 66 slag i den første runden i Omega Dubai Classic på damenes Europa Tour leder hun med et slag på Becky Brewerton, Wales.

Marianne Skarpnord er nr 92 med 76 slag første dag blant de 108 deltakerne.

Her er full rapport fra LET:

Wahlin back on top after cancer scare

DUBAI, U.A.E -- December 14, 2011: Lotta Wahlin shot a six under par 66 at Emirates Golf Club on Wednesday to take a one stroke lead after the opening round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

The 28-year-old Swede, who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, fired seven birdies and one bogey on the Majlis course, with her father, Mats on the bag.

She said that she felt ‘just so happy’ to have her best round since 2008, the year she won two tournaments on the Ladies European Tour.

That was before a skin cancer scare exactly two years ago at the end of 2009. Wahlin was playing in Dubai that year when she received a telephone call from her doctor on her birthday, informing her that she had a malignant birth mark on her collar bone area.

She had it removed and since then, has been through a rough spell, playing in only two tournaments on the LET in 2010 and struggling to recover her previous form in this, her first full year back on Tour.

Her best finish from 14 appearances on the LET this year was a tie for 13th in the recent Sanya Ladies Open in China.

After her round, Wahlin said: “I finally had a good round, finally able to make all the putts. I’m just so happy.”

Due to her sensitive skin, Wahlin normally avoids playing in the sunniest locations on tour, such as Australia and Portugal, but felt no hesitation about returning to Dubai. She just wants to play golf.

“I thought, is it really worth to be out on the golf course in the sunny countries or is it better that I just quit playing golf and so something else, but I still have to live my life and golf is my life, or a big part of my life,” she said.

At the same time, she felt that she had gained a sense of perspective. “You know, golf is not so important anymore. If I have a bad round, I’m still disappointed, but it’s not like the end of the world like it used to be.”

Becky Brewerton of Wales was a stroke back on 67 after carding six birdies and one bogey. The Welsh 29-year-old said that she had few expectations after suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis in India last week and spent Monday in bed.

She said that she was surprised how well she played. “I think it was just a different attitude. Last week I think I probably over prepared, practiced too much, got a bit tired and then actually got sick at the end of the week, whereas actually this week I did nothing since I wasn’t feeling too well and that kind of relaxed me,” adding: “I feel fine, but still not 100 per cent.”

Linda Wessberg of Sweden was in the chasing pack along with Minea Blomqvist, Julieta Granada and Stacy Lee Bregman, all on 68.

Jaclyn Sweeney, Lee-Anne Pace Elizabeth Bennett, Christel Boeljon, Tandi Cuningham, Julie Maisongrosse, Diana Luna, Maria Verchenova and Beth Allen were all on 69.

England’s Melissa Reid carded a level-par 72 to end two shots behind US teenage sensation Alexis Thompson, while American Michelle Wie, who is the highest ranked player in the field at 17th in the world, had a one over par 73 after what she called a ‘frustrating’ day at work.

“I just felt like it was one of those days where nothing really went in and nothing really went my way,” said Wie.

Recent winner Caroline Hedwall and Laura Davies both stumbled to rounds of 75.

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

Emirates Golf Club

December 14-17, 2011

Scores at the end of round 1:

66 - Lotta Wahlin (SWE)

67 - Becky Brewerton (WAL)

68 - Minea Blomqvist (FIN), Julieta Granada (PAR), Stacy Lee Bregman (SA), Linda Wessberg (SWE)

69 - Jaclyn Sweeney (USA), Lee-Anne Pace (SA), Elizabeth Bennett (ENG), Christel Boeljon (NL), Tandi Cuningham (SA), Julie Maisongrosse (FRA), Diana Luna (ITA), Maria Verchenova (RUS), Beth Allen (USA)

UKE 49
Caroline Hedwall har hatt en fantastisk sesong

11.12 LET:
Caroline Hedwall tok sin 4. seier
Flott gjort av den svenske rookie'en.

Rapport fra LET:

Hedwall collects fourth LET title in India

Gurgaon, India – Sunday, December 11, 2011: Caroline Hedwall notched the fourth win of her rookie season on the Ladies European with a closing 69 at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

The 22-year-old Swede had five birdies and two bogeys in her final round at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, New Delhi, to finish with a winning score of 12 under 204 and two ahead of Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum.

Hedwall said that the victory will give her huge self belief going into next week’s season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

“It gives me a lot of self confidence. It’s been a great week and I’m very excited about this win,” she said. “I just tried to focus on myself and try to play the same game I’ve played for the last few days. I did manage to stay patient, which was my goal for the day.”

The victory means she can overhaul second placed Melissa Reid on the 2011 Henderson Money List in Dubai, but she cannot catch top ranked Ai Miyazato.

Pornanong, a two-time winner of the Indian Open before it became sanctioned by the LET in 2010, carded a 70 to end 10 under, while Becky Morgan from Wales had a 69 to finish third at eight under.

Swede Linda Wessberg signed for a 73 to tie for fourth with Lee-Anne Pace (68) on four under par.

Hedwall started the day with a one stroke lead but Pornanong and Wessberg both caught her with birdies on the first hole.

Pornanong took the outright lead after Hedwall bogeyed the fifth, but a run of four straight birdies from the seventh saw the young Swede quickly establish a three shot advantage.

Hedwall three-putted the short 11th and her lead was then cut to a stroke after Pornanong birdied the 13th. But after Hedwall sank a four-footer for birdie on the 15th, the Thai bogeyed the 16th and Hedwall had a three shot cushion coming down the last.

Her drive landed under a tree and she was forced to lay-up short of the water protecting the green, but she finished the job with a par.

“I think because I led by three I just tried to stay cool and I was pretty cool,” Hedwall said. “I had to chunk it in the water to miss the win, but I know I don’t do that from 90 yards.”

Hedwall added that there would be little celebration as she was flying to Dubai the same evening, although she might enjoy a meal with her mother, Yvonne, who acted as her caddie for the week.

She added that she couldn’t believe the success she has enjoyed in her rookie season, having also been a key member of Europe’s victorious Solheim Cup team.

“It’s just incredible. I can’t believe it myself to be honest. It’s been a great year and I’m happy that it’s gone so well.”

In contrast it was a bitter-sweet end for Phatlum who said that she felt nervous on the last day.

"My effort today was not good enough. I had very good approaches, but my putting was a let-down," said 22-year-old Phatlum, who is a rookie on the US LPGA.

Korea's Do Yeon Kim had the round of the week, a seven under 65 to end joint 12th, while Sharmila Nicollet was awarded a ladies’ scooter by the title sponsor, Hero MotoCorp, as the best placed Indian competitor in a share of 22nd.

The leading amateurs, Gauri Monga, 17 and Vani Kapoor, 16, both from Delhi, who tied for 37th and 57th respectively, were given gold coins in recognition of their achievements by the Women’s Golf Association of India.

Meanwhile, Christina Kim, who tied for 29th, donated half of her earnings from the tournament to fellow golf professional, Smriti Mehra’s charity, The Golf Foundation, which is aimed at helping underprivileged youngsters in India to play golf.

07.12 LET:
Hero Women's Indian Open, DLF Golf and Country Club, 9. - 11. desember 2011
Ingen norske spillere med denne uken. Det er mange indiske spillere med. Standarden på indisk kvinnegolf har ikke vært den beste gjennom tidene. Det skal bli spennende å se om de har fått noen sving på sakene nå.
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UKE 43

26.10 LET:
Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, Suzhou International Golf Club
Suzhou, China. Pott: EUR 300,000

Her ledet Becky Brewerton med et slag etter den første runden. LETs hjemmesider

Cecilie Lundgreen fikk vist hva hun er god for på den andre runden. Synd at den første var en katastrofe

22.10 LET:
Cecilie Lundgreen med flott andrerunde på 68 slag i Sanya Ladies Open
Den første runden ble ingen suksess for Cecilie Lundgreen. Den ødela turneringen, dessverre.

80 68 holdt så vidt ikke til videre spill etter to runder så det ut til like før andrerunden var ferdigspilt.
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21.10 LET:
Cecilie Lundgreen sliter i Sanya Ladies Open
Den første runden ble ingen suksess for Cecilie Lundgreen. Med 80 slag ligger hun langt nede på listen. Den 13 år gamle kinesiske amatøren Shi Yuting hadde 77 slag.

Kinas Pan Yan Hong tok ledelsen i Sanya Ladies Open etter en runde på 67 slag på Yalong Bay Golf Club i sydlige del av Kina.
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20.10 LET:
Sanya Ladies Open med 108 spillere fra 27 land
Marianne Skarpnord og Caroline Martens stiller ikke opp. Men det gjør alltid like blide Cecilie Lundgreen. Det gjør også den 13 år gamle kinesiske amatøren Shi Yuting.
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UKE 40
08.10 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord og Caroline Martens misset cutten i Italia
Marianne Skarpnord 77 75  og Caroline Martens 75 77 får ikke spille om pengene søndag.

Det var skuffende, men det er ikke alltid man lykkes. 
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08.10 LET:
Svak åpning av Marianne Skarpnord og Caroline Martens
Marianne Skarpnord 77 og Caroline Martens 75 åpnet svakt første dag på 76. plass og 55. plass. Trish Johnson ledet på 66 slag etter den første runden. 

05.10 LET:
Sicilian Ladies Italian Open, Il Picciolo Golf Club, 7. - 9. oktober 2011 - POTT: EUR 200,000
Marianne Skarpnord og Caroline Martens er med
Marianne Skarpnord og Caroline Martens stiller opp. De har begge vært skadet tidligere i år.
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UKE 39

Marianne Skarpnord avsluttet svakt i Frankrike

02.10 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord med en meget svak avslutning
Marianne Skarpnord hadde gode muligheter for en topp 10 plassering. En svak avslutning var irriterende.

Hun gikk de fire siste hullene 4 over par. Det ble hele 75 slag til slutt og en delt 25. plass. Det var den svakeste runden blant de 30 beste siste dag.

Felicity Johnson (ENG) slo italienske Diana Luna i play off. Hun fikk par på det første omspillhullet og vant dermed the Lacoste Ladies Open de France på en strålende dag på Paris International. 

01.10 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord med sterk start - men falt av mot slutten
Marianne Skarpnord hadde sjokkåpning lørdag i positiv betydning.

Hun var ut i 32 slag og fortsatte med to birdier slik at hun var 6 under par etter 11 hull. Derfra og inn gikk hun fire over par  inkludert en birdie. Det ble 70 slag og fortsatt 11. plass før siste runde. Det er fem slag opp til Stephanie Mischl og Diana Luna.

30.09 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord med svak start - spilte seg kraftig opp igjen
Marianne Skarpnord hadde sjokkåpning fredag i negativ betydning.

Hun var 4 over par etter 3 hull og 5 over etter 9. Men så gikk hun 4 under par på sine siste 9 hull - banens første 9. Dermed er hun med sin 73 runde fredag på en 11. plass - 5 under par og ikke mer enn 4 slag opp til ledende Stephani Michl, Østerrike. Hun er en spiller som ikke er blant de mer kjente. Det er ikke overraskende om hun får en svak lørdag. Det var synd med den svake starten på Mariannes runde. Hun er god nok til å hevde seg helt i toppen nå. Dette kan bli en bra helg!

29.09 LET:
Lacoste Ladies Open de France, Paris International Golf Club
Baillet-en-France, Frankrike
POTT: EUR 250,000
Marianne Skarpnord er med
Marianne Skarpnord forsøker igjen. Hun har vist at hun er like ved å finne fram til gammel storhet. 

Den første runden var meget god. Hun hadde 66 slag med 6 birdier - feilfritt. Bra! Hun er like ved å finne tilbake til god, gammel storhet.


UKE 37

18.09 LET spanske åpne:
Det ble en 29. plass til slutt - Martens gikk videre, men svakt spill i helgen
Marianne Skarpnord hadde 78 68 72 75 og dermed delt 29.plass. Det blir det ikke mye penge rut av, men spillet var ikke så verst. Hun er på rett vei etter skaden selv om det er et stykke fram til form hun har vist tidligere.
Cecilie Lundgreen misset cutten

Caroline Martens klarte cutten, men 74 74 80 79 gjorde at hun bare hadde en spiller bak seg søndag ettermiddag.

16.09 LET spanske åpne:
Måtte prestere - klarte det
Marianne Skarpnord, Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens spiller i Spania denne uken på La Quinta Golf & Country Club.

Marianne Skarpnord var god fredag. Hun lå 6 over par etter første runde på 78 slag og langt unna cutten. På den andre runden åpnet hun bra og var en under par etter 15 hull. Men så gikk hun tre under på de siste 5 hullene og endte på 68 slag og godt innenfor grensen! Imponerende!

Caroline Martens klarte også cutten. Det var en flott opptur etter lang tid med skader og ikke særlig bra spill. Cecilie Lundgreen klarte ikke cutten. Det var skuffende etter godt spill i Norden i sommer.


16.09 LET spanske åpne:
Spanske åpne med tre norske deltakere
Marianne Skarpnord, Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens spiller i Spania denne uken på La Quinta Golf & Country Club.

Den første runden kunne vært en del bedre - spesielt for Marianne Skarpnord. Hun åpnet med 78 slag. Hun var en under par etter 9 hull fredag og var da to slag bak cut-grensen.

Caroline Martens åpnet med en respektabel 74 runde og hadde sen start fredag.

Cecilie Lundgreen, som har spilt meget bra på Nordea Tour i sommer, hadde 79 på den første runden.
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UKE 36

Klara Spilkova spiller på hjemmebane denne uken. Det er første gang det spilles en LET-turnering i Tsjekkia.

Marianne Skarpnord

07.09 LET:
Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters, Albatross Golf Resort
 - Marianne Skarpnord er med
Marianne Skarpnord er på full fart tilbake. Hun kan komme til å hevde seg godt denne uken. Turneringen går fredag - søndag.
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UKE 35

04.09 Nordea Tour:
Marianne Skarnord solid i Østerrike - men lite med penger
Marianne Skarpnord er tilbake for fullt etter den kjedelige skaden som satte henne ut av funksjon en stund.

Marianne ble nr 25 etter jevne runder på 72 72 71. Hun delte plasseringen med Caroline Westrup og fikk 2.225 euro. På LET må man komme blant de 7-8 beste for at det skal gi seg særlige utslag på rankingen. Den suverene vinneren, årets komet og nykommer, Caroline Hedwall, hadde 73 67 64 og tjente 30.000 euro.

01.09 LET:
Sep 2nd - 4th UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen, Golfclub Fohrenwald
Wiener Neustadt, Austria - Marianne Skarpnord er med
Noen muligheter for Marianne
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UKE 33

20.08 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord ble nr 27 i Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open
Marianne Skarpnord har et lite stykke åå gå før hun er tilbake der hun hører hjemme. I toppen av listen på Europa Tour'en.

Hun avsluttet med 74 slag og tjente 2.100 euro. Man må være blant de 15 beste hvis det skal monne noe særlig. Etter denne plasseringen blir det bare smøbøss å sette i banken, eller rettere betale hotell og flyreise samt caddyen.

Catriona Matthew vant overlegent på hjemmebane med hele 10 slag og 19 slag foran Marianne.

19.08 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord startet fint i Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open
Marianne Skarpnord viser at hun er tilbake i form etter skaden. Hun var høyt oppe på resultatlisten etter første dag.

Hun var en over par første dag. Etter 12 hull fredag lå hun fortsatt en over har etter 12 på alle de 12 første hullene fredag. Hun kom inn på 73 slag og lå på en

Men det var da så langt som 8 slag fram til ledende Catriona Matthew - hele 11 slag. LIVE SCORE

17.08 LET:
Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland, Archerfield Links, East Lothian, United Kingdom - 18. - 20. august
Contracted Prizefund: GBP £ 183,000
EURO Prizefund: €220,000
Marianne Skarpnord er med denne uken. Det er for sent å kvale inn til Solheim Cup laget. Denne sesongen har vært preget av skader. Nå gjelder det å bygge seg opp igjen og allerede nå begynne å tenke på neste sesong. Et spørsmål er hva som skjer med forholdet til Richard Green. De to spiller jo på hver sine tour'en. Spørsmålet er hvor mye de ønske rå være sammen. Det er et viktig spørsmål for begge to angående hva de ønsker å få ut av golfkarrierene sine fremover.

UKE 31

En herlig seier for Tutta. Den overlegne seieren i Irland søndag er en flott innledning til hennes egen turnering tirsdag på Bogstad.

07.08 LET:
Tutta med 64-runde og overlegen seier
Nå er hun helt sikker på Solheim Cup-laget. Marianne Skarpnord hadde 73 slag søndag. Det holdt til en 40. plass og 2.600 euro. Tutta fikk 60.000 euro for sin seier.

Pettersen gives a master class at Killeen Castle

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen earned a six stroke victory with a stunning final round of 64 at the Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland on Sunday.

The world no.3 scored rounds of 71, 63 and 64 to finish at 18 under par for the tournament ahead of Spain’s Azahara Munoz.

With her course record 63 on Saturday and eight under par round on Sunday, Pettersen blitzed the rest of the field with a score of 17 under par for the weekend.

It was her second Irish Open victory after a five-stroke win at Portmarnock Links in 2008. Having tied for 23rd at Killeen Castle in 2010, she was delighted to have shown her class on The 2011 Solheim Cup course.

“It’s been a great week; it’s been a short week,” said Pettersen, who flew in from Norway to compete in the event on Thursday, the day before it started.

“I just really like the way this course is playing, a little bit firmer. I played great with my putter and it was really nice and hot.”

The 30-year-old from Oslo had started the final day tied for the lead with Dewi Claire Schreefel from the Netherlands, who slipped back into a share of 16th with a 77.

Pettersen stated her intentions with a birdie at the first, but Schreefel blew her chances with an eight on the par-five second hole.

Playing through a shower or two, Pettersen then birdied the fifth, seventh and ninth holes for an outward total of 32 to reach 14 under.

She holed a tricky fast, downhill putt from 12 feet for birdie on the par-four 11th and then rolled in a 20-footer on the par-four 13th to get to 16 under, three clear of England’s Melissa Reid.

Reid’s challenge ended with a double bogey on the par-five 15th, which Pettersen then birdied, before holing another 20-footer for birdie on the par-three 16th.

Had Pettersen holed from inside 10 feet on the 18th she could have tied her own course record, but she finished with a par in front of a packed gallery, collecting her 12th worldwide career victory and a €60,000 first prize.

“I didn’t think I had to go 17 under but I tried to take my own, I think it was a course record yesterday and on the last there I tried to at least give myself a chance to tie it,” Pettersen said.

“You’ve just got to set your own goals when you feel like you are stretching to the field. It’s nice if you have everything under control with two or three holes to play.

“This is my second win in the Irish Open. Last year I was very disappointed with the way I performed so it was nice to come back and perform to my standard.

“I definitely like what I see right now. It won’t be long before we come back. It just shows that there’s going to be a lot of birdies made out there in The Solheim. I think it will be a great match overall.”

Pettersen is guaranteed a place in Europe’s Solheim Cup squad next month, either from the Ladies European Tour points’ list or from the Rolex World Rankings, but Munoz made her case for a wild card as the only player with three rounds in the 60s with a 67, 68 and 69.

“I played really well and I have to congratulate Suzann, because she’s 18 under. I think that’s pretty amazing. I played really well. Fair enough, I left a couple out there and had a double on four but I played really well and I’m not going to complain about my week,” Munoz said.

Irish-born American Alison Walshe, who shared the first round lead, finished tied for third with Reid on 11 under par, but would have claimed second but for a double bogey on 17.

Italian Giulia Sergas finished fifth on nine under, followed by a group of five players in joint sixth place.

They were South African Ashleigh Simon, Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, Australian Karen Lunn, Paraguay’s Julieta Granada and Swede Maria Hjorth.

Stacey Lewis finished best of the American Solheim contingents on four under while crowd favourite Christina Kim had a disappointing end to her tournament with a final round 77 to finish on two over.

Amateur stars, the Maguire twins, finished best of the Irish, with Leona on one over and Lisa one shot further back on two over, giving the sisters a top 50 finish. Leona’s round of 72 included a hole in one on the par three sixth using a six-iron. Ireland’s only other player to make the cut, Martina Gillen, was unfortunately disqualified for an incorrect drop on the par-three 16th.

The players will be back at Killeen Castle in late September as the top 12 Europeans take on their American counterparts in the 12th edition of The Solheim Cup.

Ladies Irish Open supported by Fáilte Ireland


Kjemperunde av Tutta i Irland lørdag

06.08 LET:
Tutta med 63-runde og rett til topps! Imponerende
Marianne Skarpnord og Tutta spiller på Killeeen Castle. Det er Irish Open på programmet. Tutta satte ny banerekord med 63 slag lørdag og har tatt ledelsen etter to av tre runder.

Marianne Skarpnord gjorde en bra innsats ved å spille seg inn i det gode selskapet som får spille om pengene den siste dagen med en fin 71-runde. Denne runden kunne vært mye bedre uten to bogeyer og en dobbelbogey. Men 60-tallet ser vi søndag! Håper vi!.

Tutta har vunnet denne turneringen tidligere - i 2008 på Portmarnock Links. Med det spillet hun viser nå, burde hun ha store muligheter til å vinne det hele.


Anne-Lise Caudel, Frankrike, leder etter første dag. Her foran Killeen Castle fredag.

06.08: Tutta 6 under etter 10 hull og opp på 2. plass!
(Kl 12.10)

06.08 LET:
Fransk og amerikansk ledelse - Marianne Skarpnord 74 og Suzann Pettersen 71
Marianne Skarpnord må spille bedre lørdag for å klare cutten. Tutta spilte seg opp etter to bogeyer på nr 1 og nr 2 fredag. Tre birdier inn ga en 71-runde og 31. plass. Anne-Lise Caudel, Frankrike, og Alison Walche, USA leder på 66 (-6).

Svak start av Marianne Skarpnord (bildet) og Suzann Pettersen

05.08 LET:
Irish Open med Marianne Skarpnord og Suzann Pettersen
Marianne Skarpnord og Tutta spiller på Killeeen Castle denne uken. Det ble en svak start for begge to med en runde på 74 slag (+2) for Marianne og +2 etter 6 hull for Tutta.

Marianne hadde fire birdier på sin runde. Tutta hadde bogeyer på de to første hullene og var to over par etter 6 hull. Hun kan komme sterkere tilbake.

UKE 26

Caroline Hedwall blir Rookie of the Year og kommer med på Solheim Cup. Det er Golfsidens spådom.

02.07 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord med skuffende 3. runde
Marianne Skarpnord hadde 70 (-1) og 69 (-2) og 75. Det ga en 23. plass og 2.310 euro. Da er Marianne i gang etter skaden. Selv om sisterunden med 41 slag på de siste 9 ikke var helt bra, får vi håpe at fremgangen fortsetter. Håper ikke at 41-sløyfen skyldes at skaden er slått opp igjen. Da er det grunn til bekymring.

Fra LET:

Hedwall claims second LET victory in Finland

Sweden’s rising star Caroline Hedwall had double cause to celebrate when she secured her second Ladies European Tour title in five weeks at the Finnair Masters in Helsinki.

The 22-year-old rookie professional shot a final round of three under par 68 in blazing sunshine for a 54-hole total of 202, 11 under par at Helsinki Golf Club.

She went into the final round with a one stroke cushion after a six under 65 on Friday and it proved enough to hold off the challenge of Holland’s Christel Boeljon, who finished two strokes back on nine under par after a 67.

Hedwall maintained her lead throughout the final round and victory never looked in doubt, but she didn’t take anything for granted until she had sunk the last putt.

She remained one clear at the turn and extended her lead to two strokes after rolling in a four-footer for birdie at the par-five 14th.

Hedwall and Boeljon matched each other’s scores for the last four holes with birdies on the 15th, bogeys on the 16th and birdies on the 17th.

After Boeljon made four on the last, Hedwall tapped in for a simple par to collect the cheque for 30,000 Euros.

She said: “I’m playing pretty well. It was a good day. It was fun. My best day was yesterday. I shot six under and I think that was the key to the win. It put me in a good position. I played pretty solid and I knew that if I holed a few putts I would have a good score. I’m going to keep on going and hopefully earn a few more wins.”

She thanked her non-identical twin sister Jacqueline, who is on a golf scholarship at Louisiana State University, for carrying her bag.

Hedwall won the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open five weeks ago and with her second title and season’s earnings of 134,972.79 Euros from 11 events, she moved to third on the LET’s Henderson Money List, behind Italian Diana Luna and Boeljon.

She also moved to ninth on the European Solheim Cup rankings, having earned all of her points in her last four tournament appearances.

The Barsebäck player was the joint favourite from the start, having tied for eighth at the event as an amateur 11 months earlier.

It was the only course on the Ladies European Tour that she had played previously, having turned professional in January after winning December’s Final Qualifying School at La Manga Club.

While it was her second win on the Ladies European Tour, it was her fourth title of the season after she won the New South Wales Open in January and the PowerPlay Golf event on May 30th.

Hedwall described herself as a ‘feel player.’ “I play very solid and when I putt well I score low,” she said. “My mistakes are not that big so I normally score around par and when I’m good I’m low.”

Boeljon was happy to have earned extra Solheim Cup points from her second place finish, while Sweden’s Carin Koch was pleased to finish third at eight under.

A career best round of eight under par 63 saw Becky Brewerton from Wales tie for fourth place with Frenchwomen Sophie Giquel-Bettan (68) and Anne-Lise Caudal (71) while South African rookie Connie Chen was seventh, which was her best result of the season.

Chen was one of the three leading players in the field not otherwise exempt to earn a place at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, due to be played at Carnoustie Links in Scotland, from July 28-31.

Anja Monke, who finished eighth, also qualified, along with Australian rookie Stacey Keating, in 15th position.

The 2010 champion, Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa, tied for ninth with Swede Linda Wessberg to complete the top-10 places.

Of the Finnish entries, Jenni Kuosa was the best placed in a share of 16th while the 2008 winner Minea Blomqvist carded a final round 73 to share 50th.

The next tournament on the Ladies European Tour schedule is the Evian Masters presented by Societe Generale which will be played at Evian Masters Golf Club in France from July 21-24.

Finnair Masters , Helsinki Golf Club, 30th June – 2nd July 2011

Final Scores:
202 - Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 69 65 68
204 - Christel Boeljon (NL) 68 69 67
205 - Carin Koch (SWE) 69 68 68
206 - Becky Brewerton (WAL) 74 69 63, Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 71 67 68, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 65 70 71
207 - Connie Chen (SA) 73 66 68
208 - Anja Monke (GER) 71 69 68
209 - Linda Wessberg (SWE) 71 70 68, Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 70 68 71
210 - Diana Luna (ITA) 69 72 69, Caroline Masson (GER) 69 70 71, Georgina Simpson (ENG) 71 68 71, Titiya Plucksataporn (THA) 65 73 72
211 - Stacey Keating (AUS) 72 70 69
212 - Johanna W Johansson (SWE) 74 71 67, Trish Johnson (ENG) 72 69 71, Jenni Kuosa (FIN) 72 69 71, Rebecca Hudson (ENG) 68 72 72
213 - Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (FRA) 71 74 68, Veronica Zorzi (ITA) 73 70 70, Stefania Croce (ITA) 71 69 73
214 - Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 75 70 69, Stefanie Michl (AUT) 73 69 72, Karen Lunn (AUS) 72 70 72, Marianne Skarpnord (NOR) 70 69

Marianne Skarpnord

01.07 LET:
Gledelig framgang for Marianne Skarpnord
Marianne Skarpnord hadde 70 (-1) og 69 (-2) på de første rundene. Dette er lovende!

Etter en langvarig skade er det meget godt å se Marianne tilbake i tilnærmet god, gammel form. Hun er nr 9 etter to av tre runder i Finland. Dey vil ikke overraske oss mye om hun denne uken klarer en topp 5 plassering. Men det er ikke lett når hun mangler konkurransetrening. Marianne hadde egale - birdie avslutning. Det skal denne redaktør forsøkte å kopiere når han skal spille denne banen om et par uker.  Men det blir ikke lett.

Caroline Hedwall leder turneringen med 69 65. 
Her kan du finne fram til scoring på de irriterende, dårlige sidene til LET

30.06 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord åpnet solid - nå kan det bli bra!
Marianne Skarpnord hadde 70 (-1) på den første runden. Det var en 14. plass - fem slag bak teten. Det lover godt for fortsettelsen. Det hadde vært moro om Marianne nå var skikkelig varm i trøya og kunne hevde seg fremover. Da kan Solheim Cup-eventyret sikres i løpet av sommeren.
Her kan du finne fram til scoring på de irriterende, dårlige sidene til LET

29.06 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord spiller det finske åpne mesterskapet på gamle, gode Helsinki Golfklubb, Tali
Marianne Skarpnord er i gang igjen. Hvor bra er formen? Følg med torsdag, fredag og lørdag. 
Turneringens hjemmeside

UKE 24

Diana Luna vant igjen. Her med datteren som sikkert var meget fornøyd med mammas seier i Sveits i helgen

20.06 LET:
Tok sin andre seier på en måned
Det ble bare 54 hull i Sveits i Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. Her misset Marianne Skarpnord cutten, men hun viste at hun er tilbake. Kanskje det går bedre ved neste korsvei.

Fra LETs rapport:

Diana Luna wins Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open

Sunday 19th June 2011

Italian Diana Luna claimed her second victory inside a month after emerging from a crowded leader board to take the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open at Golf Gerre Losone.

After the event was shortened from 72 holes to 54 due to bad weather, Luna played 27 holes in blazing sunshine on Sunday.

The 28-year-old from Rome carded a final round of five under par 67 for 54-hole 13 under par total of 203, one stroke ahead of Frenchwoman Sophie Giquel-Bettan, Australian Kristie Smith and the 2010 champion, Lee-Anne Pace from South Africa, who all shot 68.

Becky Brewerton and Melissa Reid carded rounds of 67 and 69 respectively to tie for fifth place two strokes further back, with Caroline Hedwall, Karen Lunn and joint second-round leader Carin Koch sharing seventh on nine under par.

Luna and Pace came to the par-five 18th hole level on 12 under par but Pace pulled her drive into the left hand rough and had to lay up short of the water protecting the green.

After hitting the fairway, Luna then struck a five-wood to four metres setting up an eagle putt, which just missed the hole.

Pace’s three metre birdie putt just trickled off, leaving Luna a short putt to clinch the title.

It was her second victory of the season after her recent win in Germany and the fifth of her eight-year career on the Ladies European Tour.

“I feel very emotional at this moment because I wasn’t expecting it,” Luna said. “In the middle of the nine I wasn’t playing great and I made a few bad shots. I really managed to stick together and keep going despite being very happy and tired.”

After signing her score card, she was greeted by her one-year-old daughter, Elena and added that she was looking forward to seeing her husband back at home in Cannes, France.

She said: “I have been working on my mind the last few years. I think the results are here and I really thank you, Vicky Aitken, for this and my coach, Roger Damiano and my husband as well who is very, very supportive.”

Luna is now targeting her second Solheim Cup appearance after she moved to fifth on the European standings, just outside the top four places that will automatically qualify for the team.

“I’m really hoping to play Solheim Cup now. I really hope to be in the team now and I will do my best to be in the team,” said Luna, ranked first on the LET’s Henderson Money List after her win.

Last year’s Henderson Money List winner, Pace, tied for second and said: “I’m disappointed obviously not to win but it was a good effort and my golf is back so I’m looking forward to the majors and playing well in them.”

Smith, who won the Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open in February, was also looking forward to the summer’s majors.

“I’ve had not a great five weeks over here and to finish second this week and be able to go home was nice and it feels good. It’s sort of like a relief, I guess,” she said.

“I’m going to work hard on my game. I’ve got a lot of things to work on and a month to do it. I’ll work on my body, work on the game and be ready for the majors.”

Giquel-Bettan, the 2007 Open de Portugal winner, was happy to record her first top-10 finish in nine starts this season. She said: “I finished with a birdie on 18 so I’m really happy with second place. I can play the British and it didn’t happen for such a long time that I’m very happy.”

After playing through illness, second round co-leader Laura Davies finished with a 74 and tied for 12th place with eight other players including French rookie Joanna Klatten.

The seventh edition of the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open will be played over the week June 11-17, 2012.

Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, Golf Gerre Losone (par 72)

Final Scores:
203 - Diana Luna (ITA) 69 67 67
204 - Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 70 66 68, Kristie Smith (AUS) 70 66 68, Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 68 68 68
206 - Becky Brewerton (WAL) 68 71 67, Melissa Reid (ENG) 67 70 69
207 - Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 70 69 68, Karen Lunn (AUS) 66 71 70, Carin Koch (SWE) 69 66 72
208 - Caroline Masson (GER) 68 70 70, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 70 68 70

18.06 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord misset cutten
Det var en skuffende start etter skadefraværet. 73 73 var greit nok, men et stykke unna cutten. Andrerunden ble ikke ferdigspilt, men Marianne var 3 slag bak cut-grensen da spillet ble stoppet fredag ettermiddag. Vi får håpe at skulderen er på bedringens vei og at hun ikke får noen plager framover. Da kan det bli bra. Men det begynner å bli kort tid til Solheim Cup.

16.06 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord spilte på 74 i den første runden
Det var en grei åpning etter en så lang pause. Hun er nr 74 - 7 slag bak de to i teten.

Vi får håpe at skulderen holder og at hun klarer cutten fredag.


15.06 LET:
Marianne Skarpnord er på plass igjen etter sin alvorlige skulderskade. Spiller i Sveits denne uken.
Marianne Skarpnord blir en spennende spiller å følge med på. Vi får bare håpe at hun ikke slår opp skaden igjen.

Se også:
15.06 Marianne Skarpnord:
Med Richard Green som caddy
Nå skal Marianne Skarpnord forsøke seg på Europa Tour'en for damer i Sveits. Hun får god hjelp fra en kvalifisert caddy: tre ganger vinner på Europa Tour'en Richard Green. Les mer

UKE 22

05.06 LET:
Melissa Reid var best med en rå spurt i Deloitte Ladies Open 2011 i Rotterdam
Melissa Reid vant igjen. Her er rapporten fra Europa Tour'en:

Hjemmesiden for turneringen: Klikk her 

Sunday 5th June 2011

England’s Melissa Reid came from five shots behind overnight leader Holly Aitchison to clinch her second Ladies European Tour victory at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Holland.

Reid carded a two under par 70 in the final round at Golfclub Broekpolder near Rotterdam, which proved enough to dislodge Aitchison, who had led from the start after opening rounds of 67 and 71.

Reid was able to celebrate with her friends on the practise putting green before Aitchison had completed the 18th hole. She missed her birdie chance to tie Reid’s 54-hole total of three under par and had to settle for a share of second, which was her career best finish.

Caroline Hedwall followed up her wins at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open and PowerPlayGolf last week with a tie for second and also finished on two under with Aitchison and Caroline Afonso from France.

In one of the most exciting climaxes to a Ladies European Tour event all year, Reid stepped her foot on the gas in the final round following a disappointing three weeks.

The 23-year-old from Derby had tied for 25th, 13th and 29th in Portugal, Germany and Slovakia respectively and she vowed to ‘step it up.’

Reid said: “I saw my coach on Monday and I analysed everything that I was doing the last few weeks and realised that I was doing a lot out of my comfort zone.

“It has been a tough couple of weeks, really. The last four tournaments I’ve not played great and I’ve suffered with a virus and stuff. I said to my coach, Dave Ridley, I meant business this week. It’s just awesome: an amazing feeling. I’ve not won for a year, so it’s good.”

When asked how she felt about being overtaken on the European Solheim Cup points list, she said: “I tried not to think about it.

“Obviously I knew it was going to be tough out there today but I stayed patient. Lee Griffiths, my caddie, was brilliant. He kept me completely basically in my own little bubble and we did it. It feels amazing; I’m ecstatic.”

Reid claimed her maiden victory at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open a year ago, but her consistency since turning professional has been phenomenal.

She has finished second seven times since turning her rookie season in 2008 and has posted three top-five finishes this season, as well as tying for second at the European Nations Cup as a team with Laura Davies.

Setting out in cooler, overcast conditions after several showers earlier in the day, Reid picked up her first birdie at the short fourth, after hitting a 6-iron to 12 feet. She dropped a stroke at the par-five sixth after her tee shot went right and her second rebounded backwards from the trees.

She bounced back with birdies at the seventh and the eighth holes to get two strokes behind Aitchison’s lead at halfway.

On the back nine, she played solid golf through the toughest holes and moved one clear of the field with a great birdie on 15.

According to Griffiths, she made a career par on 16 after hitting a bad tee shot out to the right. The ball was half plugged in the bunker and she splashed out to 30 feet before holing from across the green.

She three-putted for bogey on 17, after missing a two-footer and there was drama at the last hole when she found the trees off the tee and took a penalty drop. She hit her second short of the green, chipped up and holed a four footer to win €37,500 and move up to second on the LET’s Henderson Money List.

Diana Luna, Tara Davies and Anne-Lise Caudal shared fifth, with Caroline Masson in eighth spot. The home favourite Christel Boeljon made a strong start but slipped back in the latter stages to share ninth with Lynnette Brooky and Julie Greciet.

Deloitte Ladies Open

Golfclub Broekpolder

3-5 June 2011

Final Scores:

213 - Melissa Reid (ENG) 71 72 70

214 - Caroline Afonso (FRA) 76 71 67, Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 75 69 70, Holly Aitchison (ENG) 67 71 76

215 - Diana Luna (ITA) 69 75 71, Tara Davies (WAL) 72 72 71, Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA) 73 69 73

216 - Caroline Masson (GER) 74 73 69

01.06 LET:
Deloitte Ladies Open 2011, Golfclub Broekpolder, Rotterdam, Nederland - pott: 250.000
Her er hjemmesiden for turneringen: Klikk her 

Marianne Skarpnord er fortsatt skadet. Caroline Martens er 13. reserve.

UKE 20

18.05 LET:
German Open - Ingen norske er med
Her er hjemmesiden for turneringen: Klikk her 
Marianne Skarpnord er fortsatt skadet.

UKE 19

Sydafrikansk seier på LET denne uken ved Ashleigh Simon

16.05 LET:
Ashleigh Simons vant ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open
Her er rapporten:
Fra LET:

Ashleigh Simon secures second professional victory

South African Ashleigh Simon claimed the ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open by three shots after carding a brilliant five under par 67 in windy conditions at CampoReal Resort and Spa near Lisbon on Sunday.

The Johannesburg 22-year-old dislodged veteran Gwladys Nocera atop the leader board with eight birdies and three bogeys on a warm final day in the municipality of Torres Vedras.

Simon took command after she went to the turn in three-under 33, to move four ahead of overnight leader Nocera. She carded two bogeys and four birdies coming home for a back nine total of two under 34 to finish on 16 under par overall.

It was her second victory on the Iberian Peninsula, her only other victory coming at the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters in Spain, shortly after turning professional at the age of 18 almost exactly four years ago. Her best finish this season had been a tie for seventh at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

“It’s a huge honour to win any Ladies European Tour event. I think that the climate is so close to South Africa so I felt comfortable here the whole week. It’s been an absolutely great week,” said Simon. “I played really good the whole week and didn’t let my head get away. I didn’t know what score I was on so I was very focused: 66, 67, 67, so very consistent.

“It’s been four years since my last win and this one feels very special because I’ve been working for a long time. It shows that all the work is starting to pay off now and I hope it can continue.”

She thanked her boyfriend and caddie David Buhai, her coach of one year Douglas Wood and her fitness trainer Garth Milne for their part in her victory.

Runner-up Nocera, who began the day with a one stroke advantage, had a nightmare start to the final round and was out in 38 with four bogeys and an eagle on the front nine. She recovered well with birdies on each of the closing three holes for a one under par 71 after the strong winds of the morning had calmed down.

Nocera said: “I started off not really good; it was really windy and I put a ball in the water with the second shot on number one; I took a bogey on number two. I put another ball in the water on eight, so that was way too many mistakes and I didn’t make a single putt so I gave away so many things and Ashleigh played really well. I’m happy to finish second but if I want to win I have to not make mistakes.”

The recent Turkish Airlines Ladies Open winner Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands finished third on nine under par after a final round of 72.

Italian Diana Luna, who shot 73, finished tied fourth with Frenchwoman Virginie Lagoutte-Clement, who posted 74. South African Stacy Lee Bregman and England’s Georgina Simpson were a shot further back in joint sixth, with English rookie Rachel Jennings a shot further back in eighth place.

The Ladies European Tour now moves to Munich in Germany, for the UniCredit Ladies German Open, presented by Audi, from May 19-22.

Final Scores:

200 - Ashleigh Simon (SA) 66 67 67

203 - Gwladys Nocera (FRA) 64 68 71

207 - Christel Boeljon (NL) 68 67 72

209 - Diana Luna (ITA) 67 69 73, Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (FRA) 68 67 74

210 - Stacy Lee Bregman (SA) 66 73 71, Georgina Simpson (ENG) 70 66 74

211 - Rachel Jennings (ENG) 68 70 73

212 - Louise Stahle (SWE) 67 72 73, Margherita Rigon (ITA) 70 68 74, Malene Jorgensen (DEN) 68 69 75, Lydia Hall (WAL) 68 68 76

213 - Anja Monke (GER) 71 69 73, Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 68 71 74, Belen Mozo (ESP) 67 72 74, Sophie Giquel-Bettan (FRA) 71 67 75, Lucie Andre (FRA) 68 69 76

214 - Becky Morgan (WAL) 69 68 77

215 - Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72 70 73, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 71 71 73, Nikki Garrett (AUS) 70 70 75

216 - Laura Davies (ENG) 69 72 75, Caroline Rominger (SWI) 69 71 76

11.05 LET:
ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open, Campo Real Golf, Turcifal, Portugal - 13. - 15. mai - i potten: €200,000
Det er ingen norske deltakere denne uken.

Marianne Skarpnords skulderskade har vært alvorlig. En lei skade med muskler i skulderleddet gjør at hun har hatt problemer lenge. Kanskje var hun litt for ivrig etter å komme i gang igjen? Hvem vet. Hun er tilbake på Europa Tour'en så snart det er fysisk mulig, men det vil nok ennå ta litt tid. Det har vært en problemfylt vinter og vår for Marianne Skarpnord.
Du finner fram til resultater på LETs hjemmesider.

UKE 18

Christel Boeljon holdt hodet kaldt og putteren varm og vant i Tyrkia

09.05 LET:
Christel Boeljon tok sin første seier på LET i Tyrkia
Det ble ikke noe helgespill denne gangen på Caroline Martens. Nederlandsk seier. Det hjelper godt å starte med tre birdier på de fire første hullene på den siste runden når du leder med ett slag fra start.

Her er rapporten fra LET:

Boeljon earns maiden Strokeplay title in Turkey

Christel Boeljon held her nerve to claim her first solo Ladies European Tour title at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open at National Golf Club in Antalya.

The 23-year-old from the Netherlands held a one stroke lead going into the final day and closed with a level par round of 73 for a five under par total.

She finished three strokes clear of her playing partners Florentyna Parker and Becky Brewerton, who double bogeyed the last.

Brewerton had birdied the 16th and 17th to get within two strokes of the leader, only to find the water twice on the ultimate hole.

Boeljon opened with three birdies in her first four holes to move three clear of Parker and despite dropping a shot at the par-four ninth, she remained three shots clear at the turn.

She opened up a five stroke advantage after 11 holes, having holed a curling five-footer for birdie on the 10th. Despite a shaky finish – with four bogeys and a chip-in birdie over the closing seven holes – she had the cushion she needed to walk away with the €37,500 first prize and trophy.

“It feels great. My mind is doing over hours right now. It’s great,” said Boeljon, who climbs to third on the LET’s Henderson Money List with her victory. “You put so much hard work in it and to finally come out on top is an amazing feeling.

“I was a bit nervous for sure and the back nine was a bit messy, maybe, but the wind picked up as well and you could see it from the scores. They all went up. I was happy to keep my head down and keep grinding and it was enough.”

Boeljon, who previously won the 2009 European Nations Cup as part of a team, tied for second in Turkey 12 months previously and she added: “I think it’s the experience that let me come out on top this week. I’ve spent some time in America and it’s my third year on tour, and I think I’ve gained enough experience now to win and finally I did it.”

Boeljon is now well on her way to achieving her goal for the season: to earn a place on Alison Nicholas’ European Solheim Cup team when the event takes place at Killeen Castle in September. She has climbed to third place on the European team standings, from which the top four will earn a place on the 12-woman squad, along with four players from the Rolex World Rankings and four captain’s selections. “Before hand my goal was Solheim, so I’m on track right now,” she said.

Parker, the 2010 ABN AMRO Ladies Open champion, began strongly but eventually signed for a 75. Having cancelled two bogeys with two birdies on the back nine after chipping in on the par-three 16th, she found the left greenside bunker on 17 and made a double bogey from there after racing a chip across the green.

“I struggled the whole day today. I thought I was going to get it going with the birdie on two but I wasn’t hitting it good enough and I was glad I made two birdies on the way back, but double bogeyed 17 unfortunately. Overall second place was good,” Parker said.

Brewerton also carded a 75 despite being just two off the pace with a hole to play. She said: “I was disappointed with the finish but I birdied 16 and 17 to give myself a chance. I had fifth in Morocco, fourth in the European Nations Cup and second here so I’m getting closer to a third victory.”

The 2010 champion Melissa Reid finished fourth on one under par after a final round of 72 and said: “I was a little disappointed because I felt I could challenge on the back nine. I felt the leaders would get a bit tight, as they did, and if I could have posted a lower score it may have put some pressure on.”

She revealed that she had considered pulling out of the event earlier in the week as she battled a serious sinus infection and was on a drip, but battled through to earn her third top-five finish from four starts this year.

Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 5-8 May 2011 - Final Scores:

287 - Christel Boeljon (NL) 73 71 70 73
290 - Florentyna Parker (ENG) 72 73 70 75, Becky Brewerton (WAL) 74 73 68 75
291 - Melissa Reid (ENG) 75 71 73 72
292 - Diana Luna (ITA) 74 70 76 72, Anja Monke (GER) 74 78 68 72, Linda Wessberg (SWE) 75 73 69 75
294 - Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 74 72 74 74, Stefania Croce (ITA) 70 74 73 77

07.05 LET:
Caroline Martens 78 83 - MC i Tyrkia
Det ble ikke noe helgespill denne gangen. Ingen birdier og kjemping hele veien på den vanskelige banen. Men den er ikke vanskeligere enn at tre spillere var to under par etter to runder. Caroline Martens var +15 og på en 101. plass blant de 123 spillerne i feltet. 65 spillere gikk videre.
LETs hjemmesider

05.05 LET:
Caroline Martens startet med 78 slag i Tyrkia
Det ble ingen pangstart. Caroline Martens er på 70. plass etter en runde på +5.
LETs hjemmesider

02.05 LET:
Turkish Airlines Turkish Ladies Open, National Golf Club, Belek, Antalya, Turkey, Prizefund: EUR 250,000
Det er bare en norsk spiller med denne uken.
Caroline Martens spiller med en skadet og gipset tommel etter en skade hun pådro seg i Marokko.

Fra tidligere:
European Nations Cup spilles denne helgen. Caroline Martens (bildet) og Cecilie Lundgreen spiller på det norske laget.

16.04 LET:
Norge hadde bare to lag bak seg til slutt i European Nations Cup
Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens spilte for Norge i Alicante denne helgen. Resultatet ble ikke særlig bra. Forventningene var helle rikke så store hvis vi baserer oss på resultatet fra forrige Europa Tour-turnering i Marokko hvor begge våre norske spillere leverte spill som var langt unna å klare cutten. Da var det kanskje ikke så rart at resultatet i Nation Cup I Alicante denne helgen. Bare Russland og Østerrike kom bak det norske laget blant de 18 landene som deltok.

Sverige vant kontrollert med tre slag foran Tyskland og England på delt 2. plass.
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16.04 LET:
Norge med svak 3. runde lørdag i European Nations Cup
Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens hadde den svakeste runden lørdag og falt ned til en av de siste plassene på resultatlisten. Sverige spiller meget bra og leder med tre slag på Spania med 17 under par. Norge er en under par med bare Russland og Østerrike på ett og to slag bak seg på listen.

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16.04 LET:
Norge ramlet litt nedover på listen fredag i European Nations Cup
Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens spilte ikke så bra fredag og tapte terreng til de beste nasjonene. Det ble 73 slag og en 13. plass etter to av fire runder. Det ga en 13. plass halvveis.

Sverige ledet foran Spania. Sophie Gustafson og Anna Nordqvist spiller for Sverige.

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15.04 LET:
Norge midt i haugen etter første runde i European Nations Cup
Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens spiller for Norge i Alicante denne helgen. Dette er en lagturnering med to spillere på hvert lag hvor formatet er forklart under disse linjer.

Dem første dagen gikk våre to spillere på 69 (-3). Det ga en delt 8.plass med Skottland. Australia leder på 65 slag. Et slag foran Spania.

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14.04 LET:
European Nations Cup
Det er 18 land med. Norge stiller med Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens. De spiller med Sveits i første runde. De spiller på La Sella Golf Resort i Alicante. England med Melissa Reid og Laura Davies er tittelforsvarere. Det er invitert to land utenom europeiske lag; USA og Australia.

Det spilles på denne Olazabal-designede banen hvert år - siden 2009.

The format of play is four-balls on Thursday and Saturday and Valencian Cup, a variation on Greensomes, on Friday and Sunday.
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Fra uke 13
03.04 LET:
Slovakisk, historisk seier i Marokko - Zuzana Kamasova klarte å holde unna! 
For første gang ble det slovakisk seier på LET.  Våre to klarte ikke cutten denne gangen. Se lenger ned på siden.

Det skulle holde hardt. Hun sprakk opp med en 76-runde. Det var meget nervøst spill blant de som var i teten etter tre runder - som vanlig. Fire slags ledelse ble til to slags seier over tre spillere Alexandra Bonetti (Am) (FRA), Caroline Masson (GER) og Kiran Matharu (ENG).
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03.04 LET:
Slovakisk ledelse i Marokko - leder med fire slag før siste runde!
En slovakisk sensasjon kan skje søndag. Da kan Slovakias eneste LET-spiller vinne og bli landets først vinner på LET.

Dette sa hun etter runden lørdag:
“I’m going to stick to what I’ve been doing. I’m really enjoying myself out there and I would like to do that tomorrow. I just take it one shot at a time; I’m enjoying it; I’ve never been in that position; it’s great and I have nothing to lose.”
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02.04 LET:
Svakt spill ga intet helgespill vår våre to norske spillere i Marokko 
Det var langt fram til streken hvor cutten gikk fredag. Veldig langt. Cutten gikk på +9. Det var ikke lette forhold med sterk vind. Likevel var det svakt å spille på 87 slag for Caroline Martens og +20 totalt. Cecilie Lundgreen hadde 79 81 og +16 - også det milelangt unna cutten.

Anne-Lise Caudal og Zuzana Kamasova leder turneringen halvveis på -5!

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01.04 LET:
Svak åpning av de to norske i Marokko 
Det ble runder på 79 og 77 på Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens på den første runden. Kristie Smith, AUSTRALIA, leder på 67 slag. Hun har vunnet tidligere i år og kan vinne igjen. 28 spillere gikk på 80 slag eller svakere. 

28.03 LET:
To norske er med i Marokko denne uken
Dessverre er Marianne Skarpnord skadet, men Norge har likevel to spillere med i turneringen som spilles denne uken i Marokko.

Denne uken er det to norske spillere på Europa Tour'en for damer i Marokko. De spiller Lalla Meryem Cup på Soleil Golf Course i Agadir, Morokko 31. – 3 april.

Det er EURO 325.000 i premiepenger. Cecilie Lundgreen og Caroline Martens er med.

Marianne Skarpnord er skadet
Dessverre er Marianne Skarpnord skadet. Hun har en betennelse i skulderen som er blitt meget langvarig. Forhåpentligvis blir hun snart klar for spill. Hun har vært i Spania og holdt nærspillet ved like.

Hva med Cecilie Lundgreen?
Cecilie Lundgreen har i perioder spilt overraskende bra. Hun var helt med i teten i slutten av turneringen på New Zealand i februar. Men den siste dagen falt hun 45 plasser nedover på listen til av 48. plass. Men som sagt – mye bra spill innimellom. Kanskje det holder en hel turnering denne gangen?

Caroline Martens har trent nærspill
Caroline Martens var nok ikke helt klar for å få kortet i kvalet før nyttår. Hun er kommet med i turneringen og bør nå benytte den muligheten hun har fått. Spillet var bra fra tee til green i fjor høst, men nærspillet var alt for svakt. Darren Webster-Clarke rådet henne til å oppsøke Nick Middleton i England for å lære mer om spesielt putting. Vi får håpe at det har hjulpet slik at Caroline Martens kan ta med seg et godt resultat fra Marokko. Hun trenger en god sesong nå for å se om hun kan hevde seg internasjonalt.

Det er spillere fra 28 nasjoner med i Marokko.

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