Liz Young won VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open

Liz Young won VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open

Liz Young won with a total of 204 (68 67 69, -12) strokes the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open, tournament of the Ladies European Tour which took place on the course of the Golfpark Holzhäusern (par 72), in Hünenberg in the Canton of Zürich in Swiss.

The British won ahead of the Swedish Linn Grant, second with 205 (-11), and her compatriot Rosie Davies, third with 206 (-10). Good performance for Virginia Elena Carta, who finished in 15th position with a score of 211 (70 75 66, -5).

Also in the race Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso, who finished 39 / a with 216 (68 74 74, par).

Liz Young, results

For Liz Young, 39, from Southampton, this is her first career success on the Ladies European Tour. Thanks to this feat, the 1982 class has cashed a check for 30,000 euros on a total prize pool of 200,000.

The Ladies European Tour is a professional women’s golf tour founded in 1978. Based at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, near London, it is mainly dedicated to European players with tournaments taking place on five different continents (Europe, Oceania, Asia, Africa and North America) .

The first edition of the tournament dates back to 1979. The most successful golfer is English Laura Davies, winner of 45 Ladies European Tour tournaments. Women’s golf in Europe depopulated only some time after the creation of the LPGA in the United States of America.

In 1978 the Women’s Professional Golfers’ Association (or simply WPGA) was founded, underlying the largest Professional Golfers’ Association operating in the UK. The following year a tour was set up with Carlsberg as main sponsor and comprising 12 tournaments (36 holes), including the Women’s British Open.

For his first two seasons the Tour’s fields were rated for 36 shots, then increased to 54; the prize pool also increased, going from the initial 80,000 pounds to 250,000 in 1981, at the cost, however, of the loss of important tournaments and sponsorships.

[4] At the end of the 1981 season the collaboration with Carlsberg ended, and despite an initial optimism, the Ladies European Tour experienced a period of crisis which culminated in the cancellation of further stages. In the second half of the 1980s the circuit found itself with only 10 tournaments left and its future was questioned.

To overcome the crisis and its now poor visibility, in 1988 the main members of the management decided to create an independent body, the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour Limited: the new entity then changed its headquarters, moving from The Belfry (shared with the PGA) at the Tytherington Club in Cheshire.

In 1998 the Tour took the name of European Ladies’ Professional Golf Association Limited and then Ladies European Tour Limited in July 2000. In 2008 the organ changed headquarters again, this time settling at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, near London.

In 2010 the Tour announced the creation of the LET Access Series (LETAS), its official development circuit. In January 2020 the Ladies European Tour entered into a joint venture with the LPGA Tour, with the aim of further growing women’s professional golf around the world: the Ladies European Golf Venture Limited became the central body of the board of directors and was flanked by representatives of other realities such as LPGA Tour, PGA European Tour and The R&A.

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