Surprise victory of the Swedish My Leander who obtained the first title on LET Access imposing herself with 213 (72 73 68, -3) strokes, the only player with a score below par, in the Rose Ladies Open on the course of The Melbourne Club At Brocket Hall (par 72), in Hatfield, near Welwyn Garden City, England, where the best of the Italians was Alessandra Fanali, rookie among the proettes, 18th with 221 (77 71 73, +5).
My Leander, results
My Leander, 28 year old from Östertälje, got the better with a final lap in 68 (-4, seven birdies, three bogeys), which allowed her to lead the Spanish Noemi Jimenez Martin by three strokes, second with 216 (par), on top after two rounds.
In third position with 217 (+1) the French Yvie Chaucheprat, the English Amy Taylor and the Czech Sara Kouskova and in sixth with 218 (+2) the German Patricia Isabel Schmidt, the English Rochelle Morris and the New Zealander Momoka Kobori.
In 19th place with 222 (72 74 76, +6) Erika De Martini and in 25th with 224 (+8) Clara Manzalini (74 74 76) and Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (75 72 77). Sara Berselli, 68th with 157 (79 78, +13), and Martina Flori, 78th with 159 (78 81, +15) came out at the cut.
The winner received a check for € 10,400 out of a prize pool of € 65,000. Hatfield is a town of 27,883 in the county of Hertfordshire, England. During the Saxon domination, it was known by the name of Hetfelle, but not later than 970, when King Edgar donated 5,000 acres (20 km²) to the monastery of Ely, it was already known as Haethfeld.
Hatfield is mentioned in the Domesday Book as the property of Ely Abbey. The town was later called Bishop's Hatfield. In the town there is Hatfield House, the residence of the Cecil family, Marquesses of Salisbury. Elizabeth Tudor was confined there for three years in what is now known as "The Old Palace" in Hatfield Park.
Legend has it that it was here, in 1558, while sitting under an oak tree in the Park, that she learned the news of the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary I. Elizabeth held her first council in the Great Hall (The Old Palace) by Hatfield.
In 1851, the path of the present A1000 was modified to avoid cutting down the gardens of Hatfield House. The city grew around the doors of Hatfield House. The center of Hatfield retains many historic buildings, most notably The Old Palace, St.
Etheldreda's Church and Hatfield House. The Old Palace was built by the Bishop of Ely, Cardinal John Morton, in 1497, during the reign of Henry VII. The only surviving wing of the building is still used today for Elizabethan-style banquets.
St Etheldreda'ss Church was founded by the monks of Ely in 1285. In 1930, the De Havilland Aircraft Company was opened there, which, by 1949, became the largest employer in the city, with nearly 4,000 employees. After World War II, Hatfield was rebuilt under the New Towns Act 1946.
The government designated 2,340 acres (9.5 km²) of Hatfield New Town, with a goal of reaching a population of 25,000. In 2001 the population had reached 27,833.