Women's Italian Open returns with eye to Paris

The addition to the Ladies European Tour calendar was announced at the end of March, bringing with it a sense of welcome return

by Andrea Gussoni
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Women's Italian Open returns with eye to Paris
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The addition to the Ladies European Tour calendar was announced at the end of March, bringing with it a sense of welcome return. The Women's Italian Open will take place at the Golf Nazionale di Sutri, in the province of Viterbo, one of the most renowned golf courses in Lazio.

The three-day event, from June 14th to 16th, promises a variety of interests.

Golf, results

First and foremost, attention will be on the Italian players. While Alessandra Fanali has practically secured her spot in the Olympics, Virginia Elena Carta sees this week as one of her last chances (the final one being in Beroun, Czech Republic, next week) to climb about twenty positions in the world rankings and qualify for Le Golf National.

In addition to them, other prominent figures of Italian golf will be present. Francesca Fiorellini, who already made a mark at the Junior Ryder Cup last year and won this year's National Match Play Championship. Carolina Melgrati, who has already garnered attention with strong performances, including nearly reaching the podium at the 2022 Women's Italian Open.

And it will be the debut among the elite for Matilde Andreozzi, aged 16. Among the other players, there are various notable personalities. Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso represented Italy at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, while Giulia Sergas participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Stefania Croce, a historic figure who has achieved excellent results in the past, will also be there. There is also room for two players who are trying to emerge on the international golf scene, Marta Spiazzi and Emma Lundgren, both with high hopes for the future.

Among the notable absentees is Swiss player Morgane Metraux, winner in 2022 (but her sister Kim will be there). Among the players to watch out for, standouts include Chiara Tamburlini, one of the top performers in this year's rankings, and Shannon Tan from Singapore.

Additionally, there is an illustrious figure with 11 victories on the LET and one on the LPGA Tour, South African Lee-Anne Pace.

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