Sara Ericsson won Vasteras Open at playoff



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Sara Ericsson won Vasteras Open at playoff

Amateur Sara Ericsson (70 67 73) won the Vasteras Open presented by PadelPitch, the LET Access tournament (second European women's circuit) which took place on the Orresta Golf & Konferens course (par 72) in Vasteras (capital of the Västmanland county).

The Swedish amateur won the playoffs ahead of New Zealand's Hanee Song (70 68 72), after both had closed the regulation 54 holes with a total of 210 (-6) strokes. In third place with 216 (par) four other Swedish amateurs: Kajsa Arwefjall, Louise Rydqvist, Matilda Bjorkman and Andrea Grimberg Lignell.

LET Access, results

Positive performance for Clara Manzalini, who after the 16th place obtained in Spain at the Santander Tour Malaga, finished in the top ten in 7th position with a score of 217 (73 74 70, +1). Among the best twenty also Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, 15 / a with 224 (77 76 71, +8).

Erika De Martini and the young amateur Giulia Lombardo did not pass the cut, respectively, 77 / a with 159 (70 80, +15) and 120 / a with 177 (92 85, +33). The Ladies European Tour Access Series (LET Access Series), started in 2010 as the Generali Ladies Tour, is a series of golf tournaments for women's golf professionals and top European amateurs who have not yet qualified to compete on the Ladies European Tour (LET).

to do. The Tour is similar to the European Challenge Tour for men, which has been around for much longer and has many more tournaments. The base of this tour is in France. In 2010 there were three tournaments between the end of March and the beginning of June, each tournament consisted of 54 holes.

Two more tournaments were added in the fall. At the end of this series, the three best professionals and the three best amateurs will receive an invitation to the French Open, which will take place in September. The best player will also receive a tour ticket for the next season.

Number two and three can go directly to the Finals of the Tour School. The Generali Ladies Tour would start in March 2010 with the Open at La Nivelle. However, the first lap was canceled due to snow on the track. The second round also turned out to be unable to take place, so it was decided to organize the tournament at a later date.

That was June 9-11. The Terre Blanche Ladies Open, also in March, thus became the first tournament of this tour. It was won by 25-year-old Caroline Afonso, it was the first win since she turned professional in late 2007. The second tournament was won by 23-year-old Jade Schaeffer, born on the island of Réunion but living in Paris.

Karen Lunn, president of the Ladies European Tour (LET}, played on La Nivelle to show her support. The 2012 tour saw an amateur win for the first time in a tournament: Scottish Curtis Cup player Pamela Pretswell won the Ljungbyhed Park Ladies Open by two strokes before turning pro.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th place were also occupied by amateurs. Anastasia Kostina was the first Russian to win a LET tournament that year and received a wildcard to the Deloitte Ladies Open.