The LET stops in Sweden for two big events

Six of the ten best in the Race to Costa del Sol (order of merit) will be teeing off in North West Scandinavia

by Andrea Gussoni
The LET stops in Sweden for two big events

The LET stops in Sweden for two events: first the Helsingborg Open (2-4 June) where the blue Clara Manzalini will be on the field, fresh from an excellent fifth place in Belgium and then the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed (8- 11 June), organized in conjunction with the DP World Tour.

The Helsingborg Open will be the tenth event of the season on the circuit and will be held again, after eight years, on the Allerum Golf Club course in Ödåkra, Sweden.

Helsingborg Open, schedule

Six of the ten best in the Race to Costa del Sol (order of merit) will be teeing off in North West Scandinavia.

Particular attention to the Spanish Malga Ana Pelaez Trivino, current number 3 and twice runner up this year. A win in Sweden would propel the 25-year-old, given the absences of India's Aditi Ashok and Sweden's Linn Grant (number 1 and number 2 respectively), to the top of the standings.

Among the favorites also the Czech Klara Davidson Spilkova (n. 4) and the German Chiara Noja (n. 5). Both are returning from the second places obtained respectively in Florida and in Belgium. Do not underestimate the presence of Caroline Hedwall, four times in the Solheim Cup team Europe, and Johanna Gustavsson, third classified in last year's Race to Costa del Sol.

There will also be 24 Swedish players out of a total of 132 athletes from 28 nations. For Manzalini it is the fourth event of the season: the Lombard has shown good signs of growth and after obtaining a 24th and 20th position, in Belgium she was in the fight for the title up to the last stages only to then close the competition in fifth place.

The jackpot is 300,000 euros with the first coin of 45,000 euros. Sweden officially called the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige), is a member state of the European Union, located in the Scandinavian peninsula.

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast; it is bordered by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia to the east, and by the straits of Skagerrak and Kattegat to the southwest; the Öresund strait, which separates Sweden from Denmark, has been crossed since 2000 by the homonymous bridge which connects the two countries between Malmö and Copenhagen respectively.

With a surface area of 449,964 km², Sweden is the fifth largest state in political Europe after Russia, Ukraine, France and Spain, as well as the third largest in the Union. It stretches over 1 500 km as the crow flies from north to south.

Population density is low and tends to be concentrated in major cities. The internal territory is mostly occupied by forests. The state is rich in natural resources (timber, iron, water) and the Swedish economy allows the population to enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world: Sweden is firmly in the top positions in the UN Human Development Rankings.