Hero Women's Indian Open R4

Christine Wolf claims first Ladies European Tour title

October 03-06
DLF Golf & Country Club,Gurgaon, India
$500,000, Round
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


A year after finishing tied for second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, Christine Wolf enjoyed a much happier experience at DLF Golf and Country Club as she claimed her first Ladies European Tour title.

Hero Womens Indian Open R4 - Christine Wolf wins maiden win
Credit: Ladies European Tour

The 30-year-old Austrian, who had led by three going into the 18th hole 12 months ago before a nightmare double-bogey wrecked her chances, was able to take care of unfinished business.

Again, standing on the 18th tee, she held a three-stroke advantage, but this time, there was no sign of nerves and her third shot sailed over the dangerous lake and rolled beyond the flag into the rear greenside bunker. She played a superb sand shot and was able to tap-in for a regulation par to win the event by three strokes over Marianne Skarpnord.

Last year, the 18th had proved her nemesis and she had played the hole in eight-over-par, including a quadruple bogey nine in the third round, but this year, she played the hole in one-under-par, with scores of par-par-birdie-par.

Wolf played four rounds of confident golf on one of the world’s most challenging golf courses and was error-free over the weekend. She went 44 holes without a bogey, her last coming at the 10th hole in the second round on Friday and she shot a flawless final round of 69 for a 72-hole total of 11-under-par.


After being showered in water and champagne, Wolf said: “I’m very relieved. I was looking forward to coming back here. I didn’t think, in my wildest dreams, that I would actually pull through and I’m just excited right now. I just tried to stay calm and enjoy it out here and hit good shots.

“I am super happy, obviously, to post my first victory but also because I did it here. I love the course and I already knew that coming into this week. Everyone knew about the drama that went on last year.

“When I left last year, I was ready to be back, play the course and get some revenge on the 18th.”

Wolf emerged from the pack with a third round of 67 and held a one stroke lead over Meghan MacLaren heading into the final round. Her ball-striking proved reliable and she fired in to close range, converting a short birdie putt on the first hole and extending her lead to two shots. That lead became three when MacLaren bogeyed the next hole.

Wolf made an up and down from the bunker for birdie on the fourth hole but Skarpnord closed the gap to two with her gain on the sixth. They both birdied the ninth and went out in 33.

Wolf made nine steady pars on the back nine to come home in 36 and almost birdied the treacherous 17th for the fourth successive day, but her putt from 10 feet missed by a fraction. Skarpnord’s only error was on the par-5 15th.


Wolf’s local caddie, Ajay, was perhaps the most excited to make amends as he had taken the loss in 2018 personally.

“He texted me all of last year and even at Christmas time. He said, ‘I’m so sorry, ma’am, I think it was my fault.’ I said, ‘Well the only thing you could have done differently was hit that shot for me’, so it was nice having him there and I think he’s super excited as well.”

Wolf, from the holiday village of Igls, near Innsbruck, became only the second Austrian winner on the LET, following Nicole Gergely ten years ago and moved into third place on the order of merit.

Meanwhile, Skarpnord moved into first place. After a final round of 70, she said: “I’m quite happy with my game. Christine played such good golf and hasn’t made a bogey in two days. I felt that I played steady and had a good score around this course. When you are playing with a player that doesn’t miss a fairway, doesn’t miss a green and holes a few putts; it’s very difficult to beat that. Christine has been out here for a few years and she really deserved that win today.”

Meghan MacLaren and Whitney Hillier, who both shot 72, ended in third and fourth places respectively.

Indian amateur Anika Varma, 15, proved herself a star in the making by finishing in solo fifth place, while Tvesa Malik was the leading Indian professional in a tie for sixth with Cloe Frankish and Emma Nilsson.

After a final round of 70, Varma said: “I feel pretty good. I enjoyed my round today on the course. It was a good day for me and I enjoyed every part of it.

“I was pretty nervous in the beginning, but as soon as I hit my first tee shot I felt fine. I had a good group (with Sweden’s Emma Nilsson and Manon De Roey of Belgium) today and I enjoyed playing with them. That helped me play well too. I was pretty consistent today, just had one double (bogey) on the 16th. Before that I was doing pretty good and I didn’t miss a single regulation before the 16th hole, I think only that one and the 18th, which was the highlight of my day.”


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
Christine Wolf (AUT)
-11
73
68
67
69
277
68,392.50
2
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-8
68
71
71
70
280
41,035.50
3
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
-7
67
73
69
72
281
27,357.00
4
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
-6
67
71
72
72
282
20,517.75
5
Anika Varma (IND) (a)
-3
76
72
67
70
285
Amateur
6
Tvesa Malik (IND)
-1
72
72
71
72
287
14,438.42
6
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
-1
73
73
69
72
287
14,438.42
6
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
-1
70
73
71
73
287
14,438.42
9
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
Par
76
72
70
70
288
10,942.80
9
Lydia Hall (WAL)
Par
72
69
75
72
288
10,942.80
9
Manon De Roey (BEL)
Par
71
74
69
74
288
10,942.80
12
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
1
74
67
79
69
289
8,695.62
12
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
1
71
73
73
72
289
8,695.62
12
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
1
69
71
76
73
289
8,695.62
12
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
1
74
69
73
73
289
8,695.62
12
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
1
72
72
72
73
289
8,695.62
12
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
1
75
74
67
73
289
8,695.62
12
Trichat Cheenglab (THA)
1
73
71
68
77
289
8,695.62
19
Astha Madan (IND)
2
73
75
72
70
290
7,181.22
19
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
2
73
70
68
79
290
7,181.22
21
Jackie Chulya (THA)
3
74
75
72
70
291
6,611.28
21
Vani Kapoor (IND)
3
74
70
72
75
291
6,611.28
21
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
3
73
73
70
75
291
6,611.28
24
Hanee Song (NZL)
4
71
71
76
74
292
5,927.35
24
Liz Young (ENG)
4
68
74
74
76
292
5,927.35
24
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
4
72
76
68
76
292
5,927.35
27
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
5
70
73
81
69
293
4,869.55
27
Silvia Banon (ESP)
5
75
73
74
71
293
4,869.55
27
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
5
70
79
71
73
293
4,869.55
27
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
5
74
70
75
74
293
4,869.55
27
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
5
76
73
68
76
293
4,869.55
32
Diksha Dagar (IND)
7
72
73
76
74
295
4,240.34
32
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
7
76
75
70
74
295
4,240.34
32
Nanthikarn Raksachat (THA)
7
74
70
75
76
295
4,240.34
35
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
8
77
74
71
74
296
3,898.38
35
Chatprapa Siriprakob (THA)
8
73
73
74
76
296
3,898.38
37
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
9
72
78
77
70
297
3,203.05
37
Filippa Moork (SWE)
9
75
72
78
72
297
3,203.05
37
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (THA)
9
74
77
73
73
297
3,203.05
37
Chieh Peng (TPE)
9
74
71
76
76
297
3,203.05
37
Becky Kay (AUS)
9
70
77
74
76
297
3,203.05
37
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
9
74
76
71
76
297
3,203.05
37
Amandeep Drall (IND)
9
72
70
77
78
297
3,203.05
37
Beth Allen (USA)
9
76
71
72
78
297
3,203.05
45
Dussavi Soopimjit (THA)
10
73
78
71
76
298
2,598.92
45
Maria Palacios (PER)
10
73
72
73
80
298
2,598.92
47
Elia Folch (ESP)
11
71
76
78
74
299
2,370.94
47
Manon Gidali (FRA)
11
75
75
74
75
299
2,370.94
47
Pranavi Urs (IND) (a)
11
71
79
74
75
299
Amateur
47
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
11
73
74
75
77
299
2,370.94
51
Karolin Lampert (GER)
12
77
74
75
74
300
2,142.97
51
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
12
77
73
74
76
300
2,142.97
53
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
13
72
77
81
71
301
1,869.40
53
Punpaka Phuntumabamrung (THA)
13
71
77
77
76
301
1,869.40
53
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
13
77
74
73
77
301
1,869.40
53
Kylie Henry (SCO)
13
74
77
72
78
301
1,869.40
57
Sian Evans (ENG)
14
73
76
77
76
302
1,595.83
57
Jahanvi Bakshi (IND) (a)
14
74
76
76
76
302
Amateur
57
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
14
75
76
72
79
302
1,595.83
60
Luiza Altmann (BRA)
15
75
71
74
83
303
1,504.64
61
Michele Thomson (SCO)
16
71
78
76
79
304
1,436.25
61
Seher Atwal (IND) (a)
16
74
77
74
79
304
Amateur
61
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
16
78
73
71
82
304
1,436.25
64
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
19
72
79
73
83
307
1,367.85
65
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
20
78
73
78
79
308
1,276.66
65
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
20
77
74
78
79
308
1,276.66
65
Isabella Leung (HKG)
20
74
76
77
81
308
1,276.66
68
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
75
70
*
*
DSQ
1,185.47
CUT
69
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
8
74
78
152
69
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
8
77
75
152
69
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
8
75
77
152
69
Hitaashee Bakshi (IND) (a)
8
79
73
152
Amateur
73
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
9
78
75
153
73
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
9
77
76
153
73
Neha Tripathi (IND)
9
73
80
153
73
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
9
78
75
153
73
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
9
75
78
153
73
Sarah Schober (AUT)
9
76
77
153
79
Paige Lee (USA)
10
82
72
154
79
Kyle Roig (USA)
10
76
78
154
79
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
10
71
83
154
79
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
10
74
80
154
79
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
10
78
76
154
79
Krista Bakker (FIN)
10
81
73
154
79
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
10
73
81
154
79
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
10
80
74
154
87
Gursimar Badwal (IND)
11
75
80
155
87
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
75
80
155
87
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
11
76
79
155
87
Victoria Lovelady (BRA)
11
77
78
155
87
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
11
78
77
155
92
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
12
83
73
156
92
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
12
72
84
156
92
Gemma Clews (ENG)
12
77
79
156
92
Siddhi Kapoor (IND)
12
81
75
156
92
Sneha Singh (IND) (a)
12
77
79
156
Amateur
92
Manon Molle (FRA)
12
80
76
156
98
Carly Booth (SCO)
13
81
76
157
98
Becky Morgan (WAL)
13
77
80
157
100
Chakansim Kamborn (THA)
14
83
75
158
100
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
14
78
80
158
100
Justine Dreher (FRA)
14
79
79
158
100
Sideri Vanova (CZE)
14
79
79
158
104
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
15
74
85
159
104
Gauri Karhade (IND)
15
79
80
159
104
Breanna Gill (AUS)
15
76
83
159
104
Amelia Lewis (USA)
15
78
81
159
104
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
15
78
81
159
109
Ananya Datar (IND)
16
77
83
160
110
Khushi Khanijau (IND)
17
80
81
161
111
Jyotsana Singh (IND)
18
73
89
162
112
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
19
86
77
163
112
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
19
86
77
163
114
Smriti Mehra (IND)
20
79
85
164
114
Victoria Fricot (AUS)
20
80
84
164
116
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
80
*
RTD
116
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
79
*
RTD
116
Afshan Fatima (IND)
91
*
RTD
116
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
*
*
RTD
116
Ana Menendez (MEX)
90
*
RTD