First career title for the German Alexandra Forsterling who with 198 (66 66 66, -15) shots won the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open played in Risch-Rotkreuz, south of Zurich, where Alessandra Fanali finished 37th with 213 (72 70 71, par).
Alexandra Forsterling, results
On the course of the Holzhäusern Golfpark (par 71), for the fourth consecutive edition of the tournament after an eight-year break, Forsterling preceded the Norwegian Madelene Stavnar, second with 200 (-13).
In third place with 201 (-12) the German Sophie Witt, the Welsh Chloe Williams and the French Anne-Charlotte Mora, sixth with 202 (-11) the Transalpine Anne-Lise Caudal. The other Italian in the race, Virginia Elena Carta, 90th with 149 (+7), did not make the cut.Forsterling, a 23-year-old from Berlin who studied at Arizona State University, a professional since December 2022, boasts several amateur victories, such as the one in the European Young Masters both individually and in teams in 2014.
The same year in which she was then selected for the European team at the Junior Ryder Cup. Her amateur palmares also includes three editions of the Berlin Open in 2016, 2017 and 2019. For her, a check for 45,000 euros out of a prize pool of 300,000.The Ladies European Tour or LET is the professional circuit for women’s golfers based in England and played in Europe, as well as in Australia, South Africa and Dubai.Created in 1979, this tournament series has encountered many difficulties establishing itself alongside the popular North American LPGA women’s tour.
In 2006 the LET organized 21 competitions with prizes worth around €10 million in total. The two most important tournaments, the Masters in France and the Women’s British Open in England, were held together with the American LPGA.With a few exceptions, the 90 players who have achieved the most success in the previous year receive a card for the following season based on the order of merit, that is, the classification according to earnings.
All other professional golfers have to participate in a series of tournaments to qualify and reach one of the top 30 positions there.
Source: Tennis World USA