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Sweden Win the European Ladies' Team Championship

Sweden have won the European Ladies' Team Championship at Golf Club Murhof, Austria.

The Swedesh team finished third in the stroke play qualifying stage on 17-under-par. Frida Kinhult lead the way for the team posting a 14-under-par aggregate score over the first two days to top the indiviudal ranking. The 2017 and 2018 Spanish Ladies' Amateur Champion tied the course record with an eight-under-par 64 in wet and windy conditions on the afternoon of day two.

Despite Kinhult's impressive performance, it looked like France would be the team to beat. Five of their six players finished under-par for the two days, helping them top the individual ranking on 29-under-par. Emma Broze also matched the course record on day two.

The number-three seeds, Sweden, would narrowly get through a very tight match with Finland. With the score at 3-3, Frida Kinhult and Karina Kukkonen needed more than 18 holes to seperate their match.

Kinhult would calmly roll in her birdie putt on the 19th hole to send her team to the semi-finals, where they would meet Italy.

After claiming both of the vital morning foursomes matches, afternoon singles wins from Linn Grant and Frida Kinhult would book Sweden a spot in the final.

They faced France, who comfortably defeated Ireland in the quarter-finals, and came out 4-3 winners in the semi-finals against Denmark.

France and Sweden would share the morning foursome's points, meaning the five afternoon singles matches would decide the title. Wins from Sara Kjellker, Beatrice Wallin and Linn Grant would secure Sweden's first title since 2011.

Frida Kinhult also won her match against 2017 European Ladies' Amateur Champion, Agathe Laisne, to finish the championship with a 100% win record in five matches, on top of her first-place finish in the stroke play.

Denmark defeated last year's silver medallists, Italy, in the bronze medal match to finish third.