Emily Price won the Big Green Egg Swedish


Emily Price won the Big Green Egg Swedish
Emily Price won the Big Green Egg Swedish

The English Emily Price won the Big Green Egg Swedish Open with 67 (-5) strokes, a competition of the Let Access Series which took place on the Varbergs Golf Klub Sweden course (par 72), in Tvååker in Sweden. Over the 18-hole distance (the tournament was reduced to just one round after the continuous rains of recent days) the Englishman preceded the Australian Stephanie Bunque and the Finnish Karina Kukkonen by one stroke, second with 68 (-4).

In fourth place with 69 (-3) the other British Lianna Bailey.

Emily Price, results

Martina Flori, the only blue in the race, finished in 41st place with 74 (+2), the result of five bogeys and two birdies. For Price, the 23-year-old neopro from Birmingham, this is the first success on the circuit, after having collected two second places (Santander Golf Tour and Montauban Ladies Open), a third (last July at the Letas Links Series) and a fifth (Flumserberg Ladies Open) out of 11 games played.

For her a check for 3,200 euros on a prize pool of 20,000. The Ladies European Tour or LET is the professional circuit for women's golfers based in England and taking place in Europe, as well as in Australia, South Africa and Dubai.

Created in 1979, this tournament series has found it difficult to establish itself alongside the popular North American LPGA women's tour. In 2006, LET organized 21 competitions with prizes worth around €10 million in total.

The two most important tournaments, the Masters in France and the Women's British Open in England, were held together with the American LPGA. With few exceptions, the 90 most successful players in the previous year receive a card for the following season based on merit order, that is, ranked by earnings.

All other professional golfers have to participate in a series of tournaments to qualify and reach one of the top 30 places there. In January 2020 the Ladies European Tour entered into a joint venture with the LPGA Tour, with the aim of further growing women's professional golf around the world: the Ladies European Golf Venture Limited became the central body of the board of directors and was joined by representatives of other realities such as LPGA Tour, PGA European Tour and The R&A.