Ladies European Tour

Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España 2018

November 22-25

La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Málaga, Spain

€300,000

November 22-25

La Quinta Golf & Country Club, Málaga, Spain

€300,000

Round 4

Anne Van Dam claims second victory on Spanish soil

November 25, 2018

Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands successfully wrapped up 2018 on the Ladies European Tour by claiming her second victory on Spanish soil this season at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino.

- Ladies European Tour

The powerful hitter, who won the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges two months ago, fired rounds of 68, 67, 66 and 70 for a total of 13-under-par at La Quinta Golf Resort in Benahavís, Marbella.

The 23-year-old from Arnhem had been in possession of a three-stroke lead when darkness forced play to be suspended overnight.

She powered into a four-stroke lead following the completion of the third round on Sunday morning, carding three birdies in her last five holes, but then, in the final round, the 2016 and 2017 champion, Azahara Muñoz, did her best to catch her.

Muñoz gave Van Dam a scare when she closed the gap to two strokes courtesy of four birdies in six holes on the back nine, but a double bogey at the short 16th, where she lost her ball down a rocky slope beyond the green, halted her challenge. She took second place at 10-under-par after a final round 69.

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew finished four strokes further back at six-under-par, one ahead of Spain’s Natalia Escuriola Martinez and Germany’s Olivia Cowan.

England’s Hannah Burke and Spain’s Luna Sobron were a shot further back in a tie for sixth place. Finland’s Krista Bakker and Spain’s Marta Sanz Barrio secured their Ladies European Tour cards for 2019 with a share of eighth place.

Georgia Hall finished in a tie for 10th place with last year’s rookie of the year, Camille Chevalier and the Ricoh Women’s British Open champion collected her second consecutive Order of Merit title, becoming the youngest ever to do so.

It was another brilliant performance from Van Dam, who finished second on the Order of Merit and collected a first prize of 45,000 euros.

After a pair of birdies on the fourth and sixth holes, she was six strokes clear at the turn. A run of seven pars on the back nine, followed by just one three-putt bogey on the 17th and a regulation par on the short par-4 18th proved more than enough to earn her third Ladies European Tour title.

She said: “I don’t know what it is about Spain, but I like it. It was tricky weather all week and it was difficult approaching the greens, with the amount of spin I had. Today I hit a lot of good shots on the back nine that flew too far and had no spin, where I left myself some awkward putts. The conditions were not easy but I’m happy with how I played my way around the golf course.”

Van Dam became the only multiple tournament winner on the Ladies European Tour in 2018 and comparing her victories, she said: “I think I was a bit more nervous with this one, coming down the last few holes. In Spain a few months ago, everything was going well. Here, it was a bit more tricky so I had to work harder. It’s a different win, but as good, definitely.”

Muñoz, who had birdied the first two holes in the final round, only to drop shots at the fifth and ninth, made a charge, but it was a costly mistake at the 16th, where she hit a hybrid club long and then had to go back to the tee.

“It’s a little bittersweet at the end, but I gave myself a chance. I was six back at the turn and I was only two back with three to go. I had to be aggressive and I probably chose the wrong club, but I wanted to make a birdie and I don’t regret it,” she said.

“I’m still proud of myself. I wanted to win in front of everybody, but I finished second and it was still a really good week.”

The 2019 European Solheim Cup captain Matthew, who played with Van Dam for the final two rounds, will be keeping a close eye on her over the next nine months leading up to the next contest at Gleneagles in Scotland.

She said: “Obviously there are always a couple of new faces in the team so if she plays well next year she would be a great addition to the team. She does hit the ball miles!”

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Anne Van Dam
-13
68
67
66
70
271
45,000.00
2
Azahara Munoz
-10
68
68
69
69
274
27,000.00
3
Catriona Matthew
-6
70
67
71
70
278
18,000.00
4
Natalia Escuriola Martinez
-5
72
68
70
69
279
12,150.00
4
Olivia Cowan
-5
68
70
72
69
279
12,150.00
6
Hannah Burke
-4
72
70
72
66
280
8,850.00
6
Luna Sobron
-4
72
70
66
72
280
8,850.00
8
Krista Bakker
-3
71
70
68
72
281
7,350.00
8
Marta Sanz Barrio
-3
73
67
74
67
281
7,350.00
10
Camille Chevalier
-2
73
67
71
71
282
6,750.00
10
Georgia Hall
-2
67
70
73
72
282
6,750.00
12
Celine Herbin
-1
72
71
67
73
283
6,150.00
12
Tonje Daffinrud
-1
71
70
72
70
283
6,150.00
14
Meghan Maclaren
Par
70
74
70
70
284
5,287.50
14
Michele Thomson
Par
68
76
73
67
284
5,287.50
14
Nuria Iturrios
Par
74
71
70
69
284
5,287.50
14
Lynn Carlsson
Par
72
74
71
67
284
5,287.50
18
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
1
71
73
72
69
285
4,575.00
18
Leona Maguire
1
71
72
73
69
285
4,575.00
18
Linda Wessberg
1
74
72
67
72
285
4,575.00
18
Gabriella Cowley
1
70
70
70
75
285
4,575.00
22
Ursula Wikstrom
2
72
72
72
70
286
3,790.00
22
Isabelle Boineau
2
74
70
72
70
286
3,790.00
22
Christine Wolf
2
72
73
71
70
286
3,790.00
22
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
73
70
69
74
286
3,790.00
22
Beth Allen
2
71
74
73
68
286
3,790.00
22
Manon De Roey
2
73
74
73
66
286
3,790.00
28
Caroline Hedwall
3
76
68
72
71
287
3,015.00
28
Camilla Lennarth
3
72
71
75
69
287
3,015.00
28
Maha Haddioui
3
73
73
72
69
287
3,015.00
28
Noora Komulainen
3
73
74
72
68
287
3,015.00
32
Nicole Garcia
4
72
72
78
66
288
2,700.00
32
Elia Folch
4
72
72
72
72
288
2,700.00
32
Amelia Lewis
4
70
69
73
76
288
2,700.00
35
Amy Boulden
5
71
72
74
72
289
2,520.00
36
Eleanor Givens
6
73
72
73
72
290
2,200.00
36
Marianne Skarpnord
6
71
72
72
75
290
2,200.00
36
Sarah Kemp
6
72
70
72
76
290
2,200.00
36
Karoline Lund
6
71
71
74
74
290
2,200.00
36
Vani Kapoor
6
74
72
72
72
290
2,200.00
36
Gemma Dryburgh
6
69
71
74
76
290
2,200.00
42
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
73
74
71
73
291
1,860.00
43
Leticia Ras-anderica
8
74
71
74
73
292
1,770.00
43
Stacy Lee Bregman
8
72
74
72
74
292
1,770.00
45
Marita Engzelius
9
72
72
74
75
293
1,560.00
45
Liz Young
9
70
75
73
75
293
1,560.00
45
Karolin Lampert
9
75
71
74
73
293
1,560.00
45
Lydia Hall
9
70
76
73
74
293
1,560.00
45
Kylie Henry
9
74
72
72
75
293
1,560.00
50
Johanna Gustavsson
10
72
72
74
76
294
1,230.00
50
Trish Johnson
10
75
70
76
73
294
1,230.00
50
Emily Kristine Pedersen
10
71
74
74
75
294
1,230.00
50
Maria Hernandez
10
74
72
76
72
294
1,230.00
50
Cajsa Persson
10
73
73
75
73
294
1,230.00
50
Becky Brewerton
10
74
72
74
74
294
1,230.00
56
Piti Martinez Bernal
11
75
72
75
73
295
1,005.00
56
Jessica Karlsson
11
73
74
74
74
295
1,005.00
58
Silvia Banon
12
74
73
75
74
296
960
59
Lucie Andre
13
72
71
77
77
297
915
59
Justine Dreher
13
74
73
71
79
297
915
Cut
61
Nina Pegova
6
72
76
148
61
Maria Parra
6
73
75
148
61
Mireia Prat
6
73
75
148
61
Jenny Haglund
6
73
75
148
61
Lina Boqvist
6
78
70
148
61
Becky Morgan
6
74
74
148
61
Annabel Dimmock
6
74
74
148
61
Ines Lescudier
6
76
72
148
61
Agathe Sauzon
6
69
79
148
70
Felicity Johnson
7
75
74
149
70
Ana Menendez
7
77
72
149
70
Whitney Hillier
7
77
72
149
73
Sarah Schober
8
74
76
150
73
Charlotte Thompson
8
72
78
150
73
Manon Molle
8
77
73
150
73
Susana Ribeiro
8
77
73
150
73
Emma Cabrera-Bello
8
76
74
150
73
Kelsey Macdonald
8
73
77
150
79
Patricia Sanz Barrio
9
77
74
151
79
Carmen Alonso
9
74
77
151
81
Valentine Derrey
10
76
76
152
81
Julia Engstrom
10
75
77
152
81
Inci Mehmet
10
77
75
152
81
Carly Booth
10
72
80
152
81
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
10
76
76
152
81
Anne-Lise Caudal
10
79
73
152
87
Holly Clyburn
11
78
75
153
87
Sophie Walker
11
75
78
153
87
Chloe Leurquin
11
73
80
153
90
Florentyna Parker
12
80
74
154
90
Rebecca Hudson
12
79
75
154
92
Noemi Jimenez Martin
13
79
76
155
92
Laura Cabanillas
13
74
81
155
92
Vikki Laing
13
80
75
155
95
Caroline Martens
16
81
77
158
96
Laura Davies
79
*
RTD
Pos.
Player
To Par
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Anne Van Dam
-13
70
271
45,000.00
2
Azahara Munoz
-10
69
274
27,000.00
3
Catriona Matthew
-6
70
278
18,000.00
4
Natalia Escuriola Martinez
-5
69
279
12,150.00
4
Olivia Cowan
-5
69
279
12,150.00
6
Hannah Burke
-4
66
280
8,850.00
6
Luna Sobron
-4
72
280
8,850.00
8
Krista Bakker
-3
72
281
7,350.00
8
Marta Sanz Barrio
-3
67
281
7,350.00
10
Camille Chevalier
-2
71
282
6,750.00
10
Georgia Hall
-2
72
282
6,750.00
12
Celine Herbin
-1
73
283
6,150.00
12
Tonje Daffinrud
-1
70
283
6,150.00
14
Meghan Maclaren
Par
70
284
5,287.50
14
Michele Thomson
Par
67
284
5,287.50
14
Nuria Iturrios
Par
69
284
5,287.50
14
Lynn Carlsson
Par
67
284
5,287.50
18
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne
1
69
285
4,575.00
18
Leona Maguire
1
69
285
4,575.00
18
Linda Wessberg
1
72
285
4,575.00
18
Gabriella Cowley
1
75
285
4,575.00
22
Ursula Wikstrom
2
70
286
3,790.00
22
Isabelle Boineau
2
70
286
3,790.00
22
Christine Wolf
2
70
286
3,790.00
22
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
74
286
3,790.00
22
Beth Allen
2
68
286
3,790.00
22
Manon De Roey
2
66
286
3,790.00
28
Caroline Hedwall
3
71
287
3,015.00
28
Camilla Lennarth
3
69
287
3,015.00
28
Maha Haddioui
3
69
287
3,015.00
28
Noora Komulainen
3
68
287
3,015.00
32
Nicole Garcia
4
66
288
2,700.00
32
Elia Folch
4
72
288
2,700.00
32
Amelia Lewis
4
76
288
2,700.00
35
Amy Boulden
5
72
289
2,520.00
36
Eleanor Givens
6
72
290
2,200.00
36
Marianne Skarpnord
6
75
290
2,200.00
36
Sarah Kemp
6
76
290
2,200.00
36
Karoline Lund
6
74
290
2,200.00
36
Vani Kapoor
6
72
290
2,200.00
36
Gemma Dryburgh
6
76
290
2,200.00
42
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
73
291
1,860.00
43
Leticia Ras-anderica
8
73
292
1,770.00
43
Stacy Lee Bregman
8
74
292
1,770.00
45
Marita Engzelius
9
75
293
1,560.00
45
Liz Young
9
75
293
1,560.00
45
Karolin Lampert
9
73
293
1,560.00
45
Lydia Hall
9
74
293
1,560.00
45
Kylie Henry
9
75
293
1,560.00
50
Johanna Gustavsson
10
76
294
1,230.00
50
Trish Johnson
10
73
294
1,230.00
50
Emily Kristine Pedersen
10
75
294
1,230.00
50
Maria Hernandez
10
72
294
1,230.00
50
Cajsa Persson
10
73
294
1,230.00
50
Becky Brewerton
10
74
294
1,230.00
56
Piti Martinez Bernal
11
73
295
1,005.00
56
Jessica Karlsson
11
74
295
1,005.00
58
Silvia Banon
12
74
296
960
59
Lucie Andre
13
77
297
915
59
Justine Dreher
13
79
297
915
Cut
61
Nina Pegova
6
148
61
Maria Parra
6
148
61
Mireia Prat
6
148
61
Jenny Haglund
6
148
61
Lina Boqvist
6
148
61
Becky Morgan
6
148
61
Annabel Dimmock
6
148
61
Ines Lescudier
6
148
61
Agathe Sauzon
6
148
70
Felicity Johnson
7
149
70
Ana Menendez
7
149
70
Whitney Hillier
7
149
73
Sarah Schober
8
150
73
Charlotte Thompson
8
150
73
Manon Molle
8
150
73
Susana Ribeiro
8
150
73
Emma Cabrera-Bello
8
150
73
Kelsey Macdonald
8
150
79
Patricia Sanz Barrio
9
151
79
Carmen Alonso
9
151
81
Valentine Derrey
10
152
81
Julia Engstrom
10
152
81
Inci Mehmet
10
152
81
Carly Booth
10
152
81
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir
10
152
81
Anne-Lise Caudal
10
152
87
Holly Clyburn
11
153
87
Sophie Walker
11
153
87
Chloe Leurquin
11
153
90
Florentyna Parker
12
154
90
Rebecca Hudson
12
154
92
Noemi Jimenez Martin
13
155
92
Laura Cabanillas
13
155
92
Vikki Laing
13
155
95
Caroline Martens
16
158
96
Laura Davies
RTD