Klara Spilkova (66 68 73 67) won the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, a women’s European Tour event, at Dromoland Castle Golf Club in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland. The Czech won the playoff with Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom (69 66 71 68) and Denmark’s Nicole Broch Estrup (70 66 70 68) after all three closed 72 regulation holes with a total of 274 (-14) strokes.
Virginia Elena Karta, the only blue in the tournament, placed 49/A with 287 (72 71 73 71, -1) points.
Klara Spilkova, results
For the 27-year-old from Prague, this is the second career success on the LET after the 2017 Lala Merim Cup.
Thanks to this exploit, The next round of the Women’s European Tour will be the Aramco Team Series – New York, from October 13 to October 15 at Trump Golf Links on Ferry Point Road.
Women’s golf in Europe lost its popularity shortly after the LPGA was created in the United States. In the year In 1978 the Women’s Professional Golfers’ Association (or simply WPGA) was founded, the largest professional golfers’ association operating in the UK.
The following year, a tour was launched with Carlsberg as the main sponsor and consisting of 12 tournaments (36 holes), including the Women’s British Open. In the first two seasons, the tourist fields were assigned 36 hits, then they increased to 54. In 1981 the prize pool increased from the original £80,000 to £250,000.
In the year At the end of 1981, the partnership with Carlsberg ended, and despite initial optimism, the Women’s European Tour faced a crisis that led to the cancellation of additional stages. In the year In the second half of the 1980s the circuit found itself with only 10 races left and its future in question.
To overcome the crisis and the current poor visibility, in 1988 the main management members decided to create an independent body, Women’s Professional Golfers European Tour Limited: the new body moved its headquarters from the Belfry (from the PGA) to Tytherington Club in Cheshire.
In the year In 1998 the tour took the name European Ladies Professional Golf Association Limited and in July 2000 the Ladies European Tour Limited. In the year
In the year In 2010, the tour announced the creation of the LET Access Series (LETAS), an official development circuit. In the year In January 2020, the Women’s European Tour partnered with the LPGA Tour to promote women’s professional golf around the world: Ladies European Golf Venture Limited became a central part of the Board of Directors and was flanked by representatives. Other facts like the LPGA Tour, PGA European Tour and The R&A.