Monday, May 06, 2019

Swiss Miss wins VP Bank Ladies Open Trophy
Swiss amateur Elena Moosmann (17) clinched the VP Bank Ladies Open trophy after beating England’s Hayley Davis by one hole in a terrific final round’s match-play at the GC Gams-Werdenberg in Switzerland.
 Roared on by a home crowd, Moosmann showed the cheering onlookers she has the potential to be a force in women’s golf for years to come.
The tournament featured a new format, called the "Mätzler-Mix", named after the event promoter, Guido Mätzler. The first two rounds were played in stroke-play format and the final day featured three nine-hole match-play ties, with the top 48 players from the 36-hole stroke-play format vying for the title.
The final day began with the conclusion of round two, as thunderstorms had halted play late in the day on Saturday. Moosmann held the clubhouse lead on six-under-par with fellow amateurs Klara Wildhaber and Isabella Holpfer tied for the lead but with holes to play.
Wildhaber struggled in the cold conditions, dropping four shots in three holes, to fall back in to fourth overall whereas fellow amateur Austrian Isabella Holpfer maintained a share of the lead with a fine birdie on the 18th to join Moosmann at the top.
Following this, the top 48 players were seeded and drawn into match-play, with two nine-hole rounds to decide the overall winner.
Following some fine golf in tricky conditions, home favourite Moosmann prevailed. Continuing from where she left off in the stroke play, the teenager was involved in a high-class back and forth contest against a far more experienced opponent in England’s Hayley Davis but showed a cool head to claim her maiden LETAS title.
Reflecting on her first professional win, Moosmann clearly elated with a first LETAS victory, made all the more special being in her home country, said: “It’s special, I think tomorrow it’ll sink in. Being at home too, it was nice that some of my teammates were watching and supporting me”
Whilst the 17-year-old didn’t have it all her own way on the greens, her excellent play off the tee and approaches to the green saw her looking like she was very much at home in the pro ranks. When asked about her plans to celebrate, Moosmann showed her age: “Tonight, I have to go home and do something for school!”
The exciting youngster plans to enter more pro events in the coming months and is certainly one to watch out for in the 2019 LETAS series. Switzerland will also host the next LETAS event, with the Neuchatel Ladies Championship in Saint Blaise to be held from May 15 –17 at the pristine Neuchatel Golf and Country Club.
Match Play Results - Round One
Hayley Davis bt  Isabella Holpfer (am) 2 and 1
Elena Moosmann (am) halved with Emma Nilsson
Manon de Roey bt Ariane Provot 2 and 1
Viva Schlasberg bt Klara Wildhaber (am) 2 and 1
Anais Maggetti bt Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir 1 hole
Matilde Stenqvist bt Carolin Kauffmann 3 and 1
Anais Meyssonnier bt Katharina Muhlbauer (am) 2 and 1
Georgia Price bt Elia Folch 2 and 1
Laura Gomez Ruiz halved with Nastja Banovec
Tina Mazarino bt Greta Isabella Voelker 1 hole.
Stefania Avanzo halved with Kristalle Blum
Emilie Piquot bt Sanna Nuutinen 2 and 1
Maria Beautell bt Natalia Escuriola 3 holes
Maria Hernandez bt Katerina Vlasinova 4 holes
Charlotte Thompson bt Rachael Taylor 2 and 1
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso bt Anastasia Mickan 3 holes
Chloe Williams bt Dulcie Sverdloff 3 holes
Chiara Tamburlini (am) bt Cloe Frankish 2 and 1
Verena Gimmy (am) bt Melanie Maetzler 2 and1
Nina Pegova bt Natasha Fear 2 and 1
Sofie Bringner bt Camilla Hedberg 1 hole
Sideri Vanova bt Caroline Rominger 2 and 1
Gemma Clews bt Sarina Schmidt (am) 1 hole
Piti Martinez Bernal bt Anaelle Carnet 2 holes
Round Two
Elena Moosmann bt Hayley Davis 1 hole
Isabella Holpfer (am) bt Viva Schlasberg 1 hole
Anais Maggetti bt Emma Nilsson 2 and 1
Manon de Roey bt lved Matilde Stenqvist 4 and 3
Anais Meyssonnier halved with Tibtna Mazarino
Gemma Clews bt Georgia Price 1 hole
Laura Gomez Ruiz halved with Piti Martinez Bernal
Stefania Avanzo bt Sideri Vanova 2 and 1
Emilie Piquot halved with Sofie Bringner
Maria Beautell bt Nina Pegova 1 hole.
Maria Hernandez bt Verena Gimmy (am) 3 and 1
Charlotte Thompson bt Chiara Tamburlini (am) 3 holes
Chloe Williams bt Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso 2 holes


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