Racing Club de France La Boulie has become the first club to win the European Ladies' Club Trophy six times.
16 national-champion teams competed for the 2023 European Ladies' Club title at Pravets Golf Club this week. The tournament is played over three rounds, with two best out of three scores each day counting for the teams' final totals.
RCF La Boulie entered the week as defending champions, having won the title in Slovenia last year. The trophy-holders were in contention from the get go on Thursday, but it was German club, St. Leon-Rot who looked like the team to beat after 36 holes.
Entering the final round on Saturday, the German side held a three-shot advantage over RCF La Boulie.
Also in search of a sixth European Ladies' Club title, St. Leon-Rot suffered an unfortunate break on the last day. Una Irggang (GER) was forced to withdraw from the third round due to illness, puting Sofia Maier-Borst and Anna Maria Eisenhut under pressure.
The five-time winners would ultimately have to settle for third place with a final score of +12.
Entering the final round in third position, Smørum Golf Club (DEN) had hopes of repeating their victory from 2019. A hot start from Cecilie Leth-Nissen (DEN), who birdied all of her opening four holes, got the Danish team within touching distance of the leaders early-on.
Although her fast start was matched by Mila Jurine (FRA), the only player on the RCF La Boulie team present for last year's win in Slovenia. The French player made six birdies by the turn to put her team at the top of the leaderboard with just nine holes left to play.
The defending champions were able to hold on to the lead right to the end, winning by four shots on a total of +4, while Smørum Golf Club claimed the silver medals on +8.
Cecilie Leth-Nissen (DEN) earned the low-individual honours to add to her silver medal. The Danish player birdied the 18th to finish as the only player under-par for the week with a total of -1.