Julia Engstrom takes second victory of the season at Ladies Open De France | Golf news

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Last updated: 19/09/20 18:15 pm

Julia Engstrom recorded a one-shot victory in France

Julia Engstrom survived a last-round scare to claim her second victory of the season on the Ladies European Tour at the Lacoste Ladies Open De France.

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The 19-year-old posted an over 72 on the final day at Golf Du Medoc to finish with seven under and a shot from home favorite Céline Herbin and Argentina’s Magdalena Simmermacher.

England’s Florentyna Parker finished alone in fourth ahead of Australia’s Stephanie Kyriacou in a 69 final, with Charlotte Thompson and Scotland’s Kylie Henry tied for sixth.

Henry posted a score of two under 69 on Saturday

Henry posted a score of two under 69 on Saturday

“It was a fight there today,” Engstrom said. “Celine [Herbin] was pushing me hard and I could see she was birding so I just tried to keep a cool head.

“This victory was different, it’s more difficult to defend. I was in the lead and I lost before so for me winning with the lead is a huge boost in confidence. “

Engstrom is now second in the Race to Costa Del Sol ranking

Engstrom is now second in the Race to Costa Del Sol ranking

Starting the day with a four-stroke lead, Engstrom extended his lead to five with back-to-back birdies from the second, only to drop one out of the six and nullify a birdie in the ninth with one shot dropped. next.

Herbin closed the lead to two strokes with three birdies over the first ten holes, with Engstrom’s bogey in the 12th, closing the lead to one stroke with six holes to go.

A 17th bogey for Herbin gave Engstrom a two-stroke cushion in the par four, where a bogey tap-in was enough to take the title and € 27,600 in the winner’s check.

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