France’s Sophie Giquel-Bettan claimed the Terre Blanche Ladies Open title with a final round of 69 to finish four strokes ahead of young Spanish amateur, Patricia Sanz Barrio.
The Frenchwoman shot the best score of the day in a rain interrupted final round that saw her catch the overnight leader, Sanz Barrio, after 15 holes with both players lying at 7 under par.
The experienced Frenchwoman, who is in her tenth season on the LET, finished strongly with a birdie on the 17th hole, to finish at 8 under par. In contrast, the 22-year-old amateur from Madrid, bogeyed the last three holes to finish at 4 under par, but was happy overall, earning a place in the field for next week’s Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco on the Ladies European Tour.
Spain’s Mireia Prat and Sweden’s Daniela Holmqvist, finished in a tie for third place on a total of 219, level par.
At the end of the season, the top five players on the 2013 Order of Merit will qualify for the 2014 LET season while the top 15 will qualify for the final stage of Lalla Aicha Tour School.
Terre Blanche, a stunning, mature resort is a breath-taking five star facility offering a hotel and state-of-the-art Spa to the world-renowned Albatros Golf Performance Centre, and is completed by two delightfully challenging 18 hole courses designed by Dave Thomas. The stunning five-star resort, which was voted 'Golf Resort of the Year Europe 2013' in November in the IAGTO Awards.
Developed by the Hopp family, Dietmar Hopp, past CEO of SAP - former co-sponsor of the SAP-Deutsche Bank Open on The European Tour - and now President of the club, Terre Blanche also acts as the winter base for the French Golf Federation’s elite amateur squads.
The second event on LETAS and the GENERALI Ladies Tour will take place in two week’s time at Dinard Golf in the north of France from the 5 -7 April.