LET: success for Perrine Delacour in Sweden

Virginia Elena Carta participated in the tournament, but retired in the second round after completing the first in 71 (-1) strokes

by Andrea Gussoni
LET: success for Perrine Delacour in Sweden
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French golfer Perrine Delacour concluded the Dormy Open Helsingborg with 205 strokes (68 70 67, -11), tied with one of the best amateurs of the moment, German Helen Briem (205 - 72 69 64), and then surpassed her with a birdie on the first hole of the playoff, wiping out the zero from her Ladies European Tour victories.

Perrine Delacour, results

At the Allerum Golf Club course (par 72) in Helsingborg, Sweden, Delacour rallied from third place with a 67 (-5, one eagle, five birdies, two bogeys), but the best score of the day was Briem's 64 (-8, nine birdies, one bogey), climbing from 19th place, but then she paid for her inexperience on the first extra hole.

The winner, who boasts two victories on the Epson Tour dating back to 2019, was rewarded with a check for 45,000 euros out of a total purse of 300,000 euros. Danish Nicole Broch Estrup and Indian Pranavi Urs missed the playoff by one stroke, finishing third with 206 (-10).

In fifth place with 207 (-9) were Australian Kristen Rudgeley, Swede Johanna Gustavsson, and Englishwoman Cara Gainer, who led after two rounds with Pranavi Urs, while Belgian Manon De Roey and Spaniard Mireia Prat tied for eighth with 208 (-8).

Only 49th with 216 (par) was defending champion Swedish Lisa Pettersson. Virginia Elena Carta participated in the tournament, but retired in the second round after completing the first in 71 (-1) strokes. Sweden is a member state of the European Union and NATO, situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula.

It shares borders with 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 eponymous bridge connecting the two countries respectively between Malmö and Copenhagen.

With its 449,964 km² of surface area, 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 for over 1,500 km in a straight line from north to south.

The population density is low and tends to concentrate in major cities. Much of the interior territory is covered 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 consistently ranks at the top of UN charts on human development.