Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino R4

Anne Van Dam wins back-to-back titles

November 28 – December 01
Aloha Golf Club, Marbella, Andalusia
€300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands won the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España for the second straight year on Sunday, collecting her fifth Ladies European Tour title at Aloha Golf Club in Marbella.

Open España Femenino R4 - Van Dam defends title
Photo courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

Van Dam was three strokes behind Nanna Koerstz Madsen after the third round and the Dane was still one ahead coming to the 18th tee. However, as the winds strengthened, Madsen hit an aggressive drive into the lake left of the fairway and then three-putted, running up a double bogey.

Van Dam used her 4-iron to split the fairway, before playing up to the green and eventually rolling in a two-foot putt for par to seal the victory, her second of the 2019 season, following her earlier win at the ActewAGL Canberra Classic.

“I did not expect that,” said Van Dam, 24, who earned her third trophy in Spain, following her Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open and Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España titles in 2018.


“That’s golf. It was a crazy day. If you would have told me at the beginning of the day that two under was enough to win, I would have said, okay, I’ll take it! It was a different day with harder conditions, a little bit of wind and it got really cold towards the end.”

“Nanna is a good friend of mine and I would have loved to have beaten her in a play-off; that would have been a better feeling for me, but that’s golf. She took more of a risk hitting a driver off the tee and I’ve been hitting an iron off the tee there all week.”

Van Dam, the longest hitter on both the LET and LPGA Tours in 2019, took her driver out of her golf bag for the tournament, but admitted that she is keen to be reunited with it: “I’m not sure we’re going to keep that going, because I love to hit driver, but it was a different week and you didn’t need a driver much this week. I just stuck to my plan, even though it was hard to only hit 3-wood sometimes. It was a game plan we made this week and it paid off. I had a 3-iron and a 4-iron I could use off the tee as well as a 5-wood and a 3-wood, so I had a lot of options from the tee and I think that paid off.”

Van Dam shot 13 under par at La Quinta Golf and Country Club to win the title 12 months ago, winning by three shots. A final round of two under par 70 in breezy conditions was enough to seal the title once again, with a total of 275, 13 under par.

Open España Femenino R4 - Van Dam defends title
Photo courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

Madsen wound up tied for second with Aditi Ashok on 12 under and was clearly disappointed.

She had taken a two stroke lead into the back-nine after holing her second shot for eagle on the ninth hole. Although she double bogeyed the short 13th to drop into a share of the lead with Van Dam, she had birdied the 16th to regain the advantage.

Madsen said afterwards: “I lost today; Anne didn’t really win. I played terrible and had three double-bogeys which cost me everything. On one hole, I had a wrong distance, then I pulled one and then on the last one, I played aggressively and had said that I would play driver, no matter what.”


Azahara Muñoz, who won the title in 2016 and 2017, tied for fourth place with Olivia Cowan and Julia Engstrom, while Cheyenne Woods, Christina Kim and Marianne Skarpnord shared seventh.

The LET now moves south for the season-ending Magical Kenya Ladies Open, where Skarpnord is set to be crowned as the winner of the order of merit. Rookie professional Esther Henseleit is the only player who could unseat her, should she secure her maiden win.


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Alfred Dunhill Championship R3

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-13
68
69
68
70
275
45,000.00
2
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-12
70
67
69
70
276
22,500.00
2
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
-12
71
66
65
74
276
22,500.00
4
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-9
71
70
67
71
279
11,200.00
4
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-9
65
73
69
72
279
11,200.00
4
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-9
69
71
64
75
279
11,200.00
7
Cheyenne Woods (USA)
-8
68
70
72
70
280
7,700.00
7
Christina Kim (USA)
-8
67
71
70
72
280
7,700.00
7
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-8
66
71
70
73
280
7,700.00
10
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
-6
74
69
72
67
282
6,600.00
10
Nuria Iturrioz (ESP)
-6
70
74
70
68
282
6,600.00
10
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
-6
71
75
68
68
282
6,600.00
13
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-4
74
71
71
68
284
5,700.00
13
Leona Maguire (IRL)
-4
73
74
68
69
284
5,700.00
13
Karolin Lampert (GER)
-4
68
68
73
75
284
5,700.00
16
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
-3
74
73
69
69
285
4,875.00
16
Liz Young (ENG)
-3
72
69
73
71
285
4,875.00
16
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-3
75
72
67
71
285
4,875.00
16
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
-3
69
72
70
74
285
4,875.00
20
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
-2
71
72
74
69
286
4,350.00
20
Luna Sobron (ESP)
-2
73
75
68
70
286
4,350.00
20
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
-2
74
70
70
72
286
4,350.00
23
Celine Borge (NOR)
-1
71
76
71
69
287
3,900.00
23
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-1
71
75
71
70
287
3,900.00
23
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
69
73
71
74
287
3,900.00
26
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
Par
73
71
72
72
288
3,204.00
26
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
Par
72
75
68
73
288
3,204.00
26
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
Par
72
70
72
74
288
3,204.00
26
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
Par
72
71
69
76
288
3,204.00
26
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
Par
70
70
68
80
288
3,204.00
31
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
1
72
72
73
72
289
2,880.00
32
Amy Boulden (WAL)
2
73
75
73
69
290
2,520.00
32
Esther Henseleit (GER)
2
70
72
78
70
290
2,520.00
32
Maria Parra (ESP)
2
71
72
76
71
290
2,520.00
32
Tvesa Malik (IND)
2
72
71
75
72
290
2,520.00
32
Fatima Fernandez Cano (ESP)
2
70
75
73
72
290
2,520.00
32
Susana Ribeiro (POR)
2
73
74
70
73
290
2,520.00
32
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
2
74
70
70
76
290
2,520.00
39
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
3
73
76
73
69
291
1,930.00
39
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
3
73
70
76
72
291
1,930.00
39
Diksha Dagar (IND)
3
72
69
77
73
291
1,930.00
39
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
3
74
74
70
73
291
1,930.00
39
Lydia Hall (WAL)
3
72
73
71
75
291
1,930.00
39
Ha rang Lee (ESP)
3
70
73
72
76
291
1,930.00
45
Kylie Henry (SCO)
4
69
75
74
74
292
1,620.00
45
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
4
73
75
70
74
292
1,620.00
45
Becky Morgan (WAL)
4
75
71
71
75
292
1,620.00
48
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
5
71
73
78
71
293
1,320.00
48
Manon De Roey (BEL)
5
71
74
75
73
293
1,320.00
48
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
5
71
75
74
73
293
1,320.00
48
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
5
73
73
74
73
293
1,320.00
48
Sarah Schober (AUT)
5
71
71
77
74
293
1,320.00
48
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
5
74
74
69
76
293
1,320.00
48
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
5
71
73
71
78
293
1,320.00
55
Beth Allen (USA)
6
70
75
75
74
294
1,012.50
55
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
6
75
72
72
75
294
1,012.50
55
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
6
77
71
70
76
294
1,012.50
55
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
6
71
72
73
78
294
1,012.50
59
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
7
74
73
73
75
295
930
60
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
8
72
77
73
74
296
885
60
Filippa Moork (SWE)
8
73
74
70
79
296
885
62
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
10
78
71
73
76
298
840
63
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
13
78
71
75
77
301
810
64
Michele Thomson (SCO)
18
73
76
78
79
306
780
65
Amy Walsh (AUS)
20
75
74
79
80
308
750
CUT
66
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
6
75
75
150
66
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
6
74
76
150
66
Joanna Klatten (FRA)
6
75
75
150
66
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
6
80
70
150
66
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
6
75
75
150
71
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
7
77
74
151
71
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
7
75
76
151
71
Laura Cabanillas (ESP)
7
75
76
151
71
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
7
75
76
151
71
Carly Booth (SCO)
7
75
76
151
71
Krista Bakker (FIN)
7
72
79
151
71
Sian Evans (ENG)
7
74
77
151
78
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
8
76
76
152
78
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
8
76
76
152
78
Trish Johnson (ENG)
8
76
76
152
78
Elia Folch (ESP)
8
79
73
152
82
Justine Dreher (FRA)
9
76
77
153
82
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
9
74
79
153
82
Victoria Lovelady (BRA)
9
73
80
153
82
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
9
78
75
153
82
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
9
78
75
153
87
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
10
71
83
154
87
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
74
80
154
87
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
10
76
78
154
87
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
10
79
75
154
91
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
11
76
79
155
92
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
12
75
81
156
93
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
13
83
74
157
93
Astha Madan (IND)
13
81
76
157
95
Manon Molle (FRA)
17
78
83
161
96
Ana Menendez (MEX)
18
81
81
162