From our Deauville Special Correspondent, David Charbenet
Moroccan Ines Laclaleche won the first women’s Lacoste championship in France at the Barriere Deauville golf course, after a play-off against England’s Megan McLaren. Big favorite Céline Poitier lost her title when she finished sixth, behind compatriot Annes Messonnier, fourth.
Ines Laclaleche She is the grand winner of this 32nd edition of the French Open Women’s Championship from Lacoste! The Moroccan youth created a surprise by beating the English in the first hole of the qualifiers Megan McLaren. At the age of 24, it was the first victory for a Washington, D.C. national who won the first edition of the French Open at Golf Barrière Deauville. Solid throughout the last day of Saturday (only one ghost on hard level 4 out of 14). Casablanca advances to its first LET win for her country, having perfectly mastered hole number 55 with a sufficient bogey, aided by a showdown on long grass for McLaren, who was forced to land after the first failed attempt.
After four of the top ten this season, this first success presents new prospects for the Moroccan in the race to the Costa del Sol, while already looking forward to the other side of the Atlantic. ” I am so happy and confident about the future, I smiled. I am looking for a place in the American circuit in the short term. I passed Phase 1 of the LPGA Tour charts in August and will be playing Phase 2 in October”
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On the podium in 2021, Anais Messonnier This time ends at the bottom of the penalty area with a score of -10. Arlesian might regret her little ‘technical strategist’ mistake in the sixth, as the tall grass quickly stopped a hit from the ragged on the edge of the green. ” I didn’t start well with blows that still wouldn’t fall off, whispered. But I saved the mare when needed and did a few hits back. Playing at home was exhausting, but it’s part of the learning and I’m very happy with this week. » After this lovely new week at the Open de France (she finished third last year), the 25-year-old golfer will continue to make an appearance on the European stage, before playing part of her destiny across the Atlantic during the second stage of the LPGA Tour charts… With Ines Laclaleche.
Céline Poitier fought well
A big favorite to defend her title that she got last year in the Golf du Médoc, Celine Potter He fought to the end to finish sixth (-8). The 14th player in the world held her position well by developing in the latter segment and a large crowd followed on Saturday.
But his four bogeys on the third and final lap (twice as much as during the first two combined laps) closed his way to the double. »I handled my 5s pretty well today, but it was a tough dayadmit the first three colors. I wanted to finish well. I knew I had a chance of winning a big last lap. But it got off to a bad start. It’s never easy to hold the title and this kind of week promises me a little more if situations arise. We hope to see the Musée Lacoste again during the upcoming editions that will take place again at the Diane Barrière cycle in Deauville over the next two years.
Salort the best amateur, talking about Nadaud
And finally, a word to salute the performance of the amateurs who passed the reduction among them Nastasya Daoud, dazzled Thursday by taking the lead from the top of her 17-year-old. With an 80 card weight on Friday, the golfer from Aix-les-Bains cedes her spot as her compatriot’s first amateur Chloe Salort.
(Planet golf photo)