Patricia Isabel Schmidt, first title on the LET

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Patricia Isabel Schmidt, first title on the LET
Patricia Isabel Schmidt, first title on the LET

Patricia Isabel Schmidt, a native of Goeppingen, 27 on September 1st, signed her first title on LET Access, after six top ten of the season, beating Dutch amateur Lauren Holmey in the final 4/2 in the Big Green Egg Swedish Championship, tournament of LET Access played with qualification on 36 medal holes and then with match play on nine holes among the first 32 classified on the GolfUppsala-Edenhof course (par 72), in Upsala in Sweden.

Patricia Isabel Schmidt, results

In qualifying she finished in first place with 137 (68 69, -7) hitting Swede Isabella Deilert ahead of compatriot Lisa Pettersson and Australian Kristalle Blum (140, -4). In fourth place Schmidt with 141 (-3) and Holmey in 15th with 145 (+1).

In this phase the two Italians in the competition came out, Martina Flori, 64th with 156 (77 79, +12), and Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, 79th with 160 (82 78, +16). In the knockout matches Patricia Isabel Schmidt overtook her compatriot Helen Briem (2/1), the Swedish Sandra Kagstrom (4/2), in the quarterfinals the other Swedish Ellen Hutchinson-kay (2/1) and in semifinal the English Amy Taylor (1 up).

Lauren Holmey, 19 year old Dutch born in Sevres in France, winner of the Flumserberg Ladies Open in May, reached the final act by eliminating the Spanish Teresa Diez Moliner (2/1), the Danish Fie Olsen (1 up), the New Zealander Momoka Kobori (at the 12th hole, third of the playoff) only with two successes in the season, and in the semifinal the German Chiara Noja (2/1) leader of the order of merit.

The winner received a check for € 6,400 out of a prize pool of € 40,000. 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 Men's European Challenge Tour, 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 canceled, 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 the first tournament won by an amateur: Scottish Curtis Cup player Pamela Pretswell won the Ljungbyhed Park Ladies Open by two strokes, shortly 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.