Helen Briem, 18-year-old German golfer won

Helen Briem, a young 18-year-old German golfer from Nürtingen, triumphed in the 94th edition of the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship

by Andrea Gussoni
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Helen Briem, 18-year-old German golfer won
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Helen Briem, a young 18-year-old German golfer from Nürtingen, triumphed in the 94th edition of the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship, held on the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort course in Faro, Portugal.

Briem finished the tournament with an impressive score of 271 shots (-18), with the following performances in the four rounds: 67, 66, 68, 73. Her victory was dominant, with a four-shot margin over the second-place finisher, the Swede Moa Stridh, who finished with 278 hits (-14).

In third place were the Spanish Balma Davalos Guaita and another Swede, Meja Ortengren, both with 279 shots (-13).

Helen Briem, results

This triumph represents another success for Helen Briem, one of Europe's talented players.

In 2023, she was part of the European Junior Ryder Cup and Junior Solheim Cup teams, both victorious against the United States. In 2022, she had already established herself by winning the Italian Women's International Championship.

In the Italian context, some players stood out, with Natalia Aparicio ranked in 15th place with a total of 288 shots (-4), Francesca Pompa in 16th place with 289 shots (-3), Matilde Partele in 29th place with 293 shots ( +1) and Guia Vittoria Acutis in 42nd place with 298 hits (+6).

In the Nations Cup, which was awarded after three rounds, Sweden dominated the competition, with first place for team 3 (423 hits, -15), followed by team 2 (426 hits, -12) in second place, and team 4 (429 hits, -9) in third place.

Italy ranked 13th with 440 hits (+2) for team 1 (Aparicio, Partele, Coppa) and 14th place with 442 hits (+4) for team 2 (Pompa, Bertero, Appendino). The Italians have a history of success in this tournament, having won three times in recent years: in 2017 with Letizia Bagnoli, in 2020 with Alessia Nobilio and in 2022 with Francesca Fiorellini.

Also worth mentioning is the Italian multiple winner Rosa Vanda Bohus, who won five titles between 1955 and 1966 and placed second in 1961. This was a big victory.

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