Golf News



  • The Thai rookies fires a final round of five-under-par to win by one
  • Cheenglab jumps from fourth in the 2023 Race to Costa del Sol

A thrilling final day at the Big Green Egg Open ended with Trichat Cheenglab landing her maiden Ladies European Tour (LET) title as the Thai rookie fired a 67 (-5) to win by one shot in the Netherlands.

With seven players tied at the top on seven-under par a Sunday showdown beckoned at Hilversumsche Golf Club, and how the billing delivered as Cheenglab posted six birdies including a wonderful four on the par-5 18th to pip Lydia Hall and Nicole Broch Estrup to glory.

“I’m very happy,” the 28-year-old said. “I didn’t think my first victory would come this fast! Today I just did what I had to do. I made a lot of birdies.”

Playing in the final group alongside Welsh duo Chloe Williams and Lydia Hall, Cheenglab birdied her opening hole at the par-5 1st as the latter eagled to break from the pack and take the solo lead.

With Broch Estrup making birdies for fun further up the course – the Dane made five in her first seven holes – Cheenglab posted red numbers on the 3rd, 7th, and 8th to go out in 31 – one shot worse than Hall who looked the player to beat in Hilversum.

“After Lydia [Hall] started with eagle I knew I had to concentrate on my game,” Cheenglab said.“Everyone in the group did very good today. We made lots of birdies, me, and Lydia and Chloe [Williams].”

A bogey on the 10th halted Hall’s momentum while Williams’ charge was hindered by a double-bogey on the par-4 11th.

Elsewhere, Sara Kjellker – who went out in 33 – remained in the mix but couldn’t capitalise on dropped shots in the group behind after Cheenglab bogeyed the par-4 12th.

After Broch Estrup set the clubhouse target on 11-under par with a sensational 65 (-7), a grandstand finish was set-up as Cheenglab and Hall both required two birdies in their final five holes to topple the score.

The rookie struck first with a birdie on the par-3 14th only for Hall to respond with one of her own on the par-4 15th.

But with nerves building, Hall gave shots back on the 16th and 17th after finding trouble off the tee, meaning the one-time LET winner required an eagle on the last and Cheenglab just a birdie.

Despite playing one of the shots of the tournament with the gallery watching on, Hall saw her eagle attempt shave the hole leaving Cheenglab with a four-footer for the win after a clutch chip onto the green.

The rookie said: “My…


Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at Ladies European Tour…