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Smørum Golf Club Wins European Ladies' Club Trophy

Smørum Golf Club has won the European Ladies' Club Trophy in Hungary.

The Danish club entered final day in third place and with a four-shot deficit to five-times champion, Golf Club St. Leon-Rot.

At the halfway stage on the final day at Balaton Golf Club, Lahinch had moved up into first place (+14) after shooting four-under-par on the outward nine. With nine holes to play, St. Leon-Rot were four shots behind the leaders on +18, while Smørum were seven shots behind them on +21.

Five birdies and no bogeys on the closing nine from Louise Markvardsen led the Danish player to a 68 (-4), the lowest score of the week, and take Smørum within two shots of Lahinch with just three holes to play.

Natacha Host Husted was two-under-par on the 17th tee but finished double-bogey, bogey to return a 73 (+1) for the Danish club. Meanwhile, European Young Masters champion, Paula Schulz-Hanssen birdied the 16th and 17th holes to give St. Leon-Rot a chance of a sixth title. A double-bogey on the 17th from Laura Kowohl proved costly, however, as the German club fell two strokes short on +19 to finish in third place.

Aine Donagan birdied the 18th to take Lahinch back to level-par for the day and finish with a total of +18. However, after dropping three shots on the two previous holes, it wouldn't be enough to match Smørum's total of +17.

The Danish club's victory is their second in the event, having previously won the title in 2013.

Hulda Gestsdottir finished top of the individual leaderboard. The Icelandic player, representing GKG Golf Club, made four birdies in the last seven holes in high winds on Thursday to card a 74 (+2), the lowest score of round one. Additional scores of 75 (+3) and 69 (-3) on Friday and Saturday made for a total of +2, seven shots ahead of the next best players over the three rounds.


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