15 national-champion golf clubs and defending champions, Racing Club De France, competed over three days at Golf Club Welten in Slovakia for the 17th edition of the European Ladies’ Club Trophy. The aggregate of the two-best individual stroke play scores from the three-player teams each day counted for the final team score.
Dutch club U.G.C De Pan became the first team in the championship’s history to win the trophy despite competing with only two players. It is also the first time a Dutch team has triumphed in the competition, which has been played since 2001. With a total of 431 strokes (-1), the victory breaks a three-year winning streak held by Racing Club De France, who finished third with 449 (+17) and take home the bronze medal. The other competing French team, Paris Country Club, was awarded the silver medal after finishing in second place with a total of 443 (+11).
The U.G.C De Pan team consisted of Romy Meekers and Zhen Bontan, who both represented the Netherlands at this year’s European Ladies’ Team Championship. Bontan shot three rounds of 73 (+1) over the three days, to finish with the second-best individual aggregate score of 219 (+3). Meekers shot rounds of 71 (-1), 75 (+3), and 66 (-6), the lowest score of the tournament, to finish with the best individual aggregate score of 212 (-4).
The host club, Golf Club Welten, who qualified automatically as hosts, finished in fourth place with a total of 451 (+19). German club and five-time champions, Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, scored a final total of 454 (+22) to finish in fifth place.
As the champion golf club, U.G.C. De Pan qualifies automatically for next year’s edition.