Friday, December 1, 2023

French amateur Louise Uma Landgraf held her nerve to triumph in a three-way playoff and win the 2023 Terre Blanche Ladies Open.

The 14-year-old had a solid final day at Golf de Terre Blanche where she rolled in five birdies during her round of 74 (+2).

Despite a shaky start with a double bogey on her first hole, the amateur held her nerve to secure a place in the playoff and then clinch her first professional victory.

“It feels amazing to win,” said the teenager. “Especially, to win on a professional tour is something I’ve wanted to accomplish for a really long time.

“Having accomplished it in France in my home country is really nice. It was my first time playing this course, I think I did a good job.”

Landgraf rolled in a birdie on the 18th hole to put her

in the playoff alongside fellow French player Charlotte Liautier and Pasquale Coff of the Netherlands before going on to win the second LETAS tournament of the year.

The French youngster explained: “Before the last putt I was telling myself that I did a good job, even if I missed the putt. I thought it would be nice to hole it.

“I exceeded my expectations by a long way. My dad was my caddie this week, he used to caddie for me a lot when I was younger, so it was really nice for him to join me this week.”

Liautier, who led at the end of the first day after play was suspended, has an excellent round of 68 (-4) on the final day which included two eagles, three birdies and three bogeys to put her in the early clubhouse lead.

The Frenchwoman was soon joined by amateur Landgraf and Dutch golfer Coff a, who topped the leaderboard at the end of the second day, on 14-YEAR-OLD AMATEUR LANDGRAF WINS 2023 TERRE BLANCHE LADIES OPEN one-under-par with the trio competing in the playoff.

France’s Chloe Salort narrowly missed out on the playoff, finishing in outright fourth place on level par with French duo Agathe Sauzon and Emie Peronnin one shot further back in a share of fifth place.


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