Czech Ladies Open, first title for Marta Martin

Virginia Elena Carta concluded her run with a 70 (-2), the result of five birdies and three bogeys

by Andrea Gussoni
Czech Ladies Open, first title for Marta Martin
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The Spanish Marta Martin with a great final round in 63 (-9, ten birdies, one bogey) shots, for a score of 199 (69 67 63, -17), won the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open, signing the first title on the Ladies European Tour on the Royal Beroun Golf Club course (par 72), in Beroun in the Czech Republic, where Virginia Elena Carta finished 18th with 209 (67 72 70, -7).

LET, results

Marta Martin, 27 years old from Madrid, competing since 2019, in her 55th race on the circuit where until now she had only achieved two top tens, trailed the English Rosie Davies by four strokes, second with 203 (-13) and also an author of a 63 (-9, one eagle, eight birdies, one bogey).

In third position with 204 (-12) the Finnish Ursula Wikstrom, the Welsh Chloe Williams and the Swedish Caroline Hedwall, in sixth with 205 (-11) the Austrian Emma Spitz, in seventh with 206 (-10) the Iberian Nuria Iturrioz and among the five competitors in eighth with 207 (-9) the English Hannah Screen, leader after two rounds with a one stroke advantage over the winner and Hedwall and Williams.

Only 43rd with 213 (-3) was the Indian Diksha Dagar, who was defending the title. Virginia Elena Carta concluded her run with a 70 (-2), the result of five birdies and three bogeys. She did not make the cut, falling at 144 (par), Alessandra Fanali, 69th with 145 (72 73, +1).

Marta Martin received a check for 45,000 euros out of a prize pool of 300,000 euros. The Ladies European Tour (LET) is the professional circuit for female golfers (proettes) created in 1979, based in England. Most of the golfers who participate are European but it is possible to see golfers of non-European nationality, the largest contingent of which is Australian.

It is the equivalent of the LPGA for the European continent. Its mission is to organize and set up the various tournaments of the year, these can be organized outside Europe and/or be registered with another circuit (such as the Evian Masters which is also registered on the LPGA Tour).

Each year is rewarded with several trophies. The European Order of Merit is a ranking established on the winnings obtained during the season. In the past, this ranking has sometimes used a points system. The Player of the Year, best player of the year, is a trophy whose winner is determined by a vote of the members of the circuit.

This vote should reward the most brilliant player of the season. The Rookie of the Year, best debutant of the year, rewards the best player, in the earnings ranking, completing her first season on the circuit. This trophy bore the name Bill Johnson Trophy from 1999 to 2003. It is now known as the Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year.