La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational - R4

Céline Herbin wins second LET title

May 16-19
La Reserva Club de Sotogrande, Cádiz, Spain
€300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Céline Herbin from France won her second Ladies European Tour title with a one-shot victory at the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational hosted by Annika.

Céline Herbin wins second LET title at the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational, © Ladies European Tour
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The 36-year-old was six-under for the tournament with a final round of 69, with Esther Henseleit a shot behind and Charlotte Thompson, Camille Chevalier and third-round leader Caroline Hedwall on two-under.

Kelsey MacDonald produced the best round of the day, a 67, to share sixth with Daniela Holmqvist and Spanish pair Carmen Alonso and Maria Parra.

Herbin last won at the 2015 Lacoste Ladies Open de France and she said: “I’ve been trying to win in Spain for a long time.”


Herbin is coached by the brother of Seve Ballesteros, Vicente, while her caddie for the week was Alps Tour professional Juan Ochoa, with whom she starred in a Spanish golf reality TV show nine years ago.

She said: “I like to play in Spain and I’ve been here practising a lot. My coach is Spanish, so I really wanted to do well here in Spain, so definitely a special win and a big thanks to my caddie, Juan, who was awesome all week long and kept me calm. You have seen me smiling all day and all week because we chatted about so many other things and I was just very focused when I came up to the ball. That was one of the keys for sure, and he helped me a lot on the greens. It was also emotional to win in front of my parents.”

“It was a lot of fun and quite incredible. My front nine was very nice: minus three with one birdie and one eagle, so I was playing well. 10 and 11 were difficult holes where bogeys can come quite quickly, but I answered well with birdies on 12 and 13 and then I made it a little interesting with a three-putt, which was a pity. I saw the leader board on 15 when I was on the green and I realised that I was close to Esther. She made a birdie and I made a very good par on 16 but with the gust of wind it was very difficult. I holed a one-metre-and-a-half putt to finally make a par and then it was all open so I tried to make birdies on the last two and it worked out quite well.”

Henseleit had to settle for her second runner-up finish and her sixth top-10 from seven starts in her first season as a professional. She had taken the lead with a birdie on the 16th hole, but Herbin quickly responded with a pair of birdies to seal the title.


Henseleit said: “I’m quite happy because I played really well and made some birdies and holed some putts in tough situations. Second isn’t what I wanted but it’s a good position.”

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The shot of the day belonged to Astrid Vayson de Pradenne, the defending champion at next week’s Jabra Ladies Open, who made a hole-in-one using a 9-iron at the 150-yard par-3 15th, which was her first ace in a tournament.

Reflecting on the inaugural event, host Annika Sörenstam said: “I think the week went very well. This tournament came around very quickly and I got involved six weeks ago, so this year was more to try out and see how things would go. It’s been a great week and I think La Reserva is a great place, a beautiful place and the girls really enjoyed the golf course. The conditions were challenging but I think it’s been a really good week and hopefully something we can build on and move on to bigger things. We want to bring some of the top players over here to experience what La Reserva has to offer.”


Pos. Player
R1
R2
R3
R4
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1 Celine Herbin (FRA)
70
70
73
69
-6
282
45,000.00
2 Esther Henseleit (GER)
67
72
74
70
-5
283
27,000.00
3 Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
66
73
78
69
-2
286
14,100.00
3 Camille Chevalier (FRA)
70
70
74
72
-2
286
14,100.00
3 Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
72
70
70
74
-2
286
14,100.00
6 Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
72
76
72
67
-1
287
8,100.00
6 Carmen Alonso (ESP)
72
70
74
71
-1
287
8,100.00
6 Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
70
75
71
71
-1
287
8,100.00
6 Maria Parra (ESP)
68
74
72
73
-1
287
8,100.00
10 Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
74
77
71
67
1
289
6,600.00
10 Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
70
77
73
69
1
289
6,600.00
10 Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
73
76
71
69
1
289
6,600.00
13 Sofie Bringner (SWE)
76
74
74
67
3
291
5,137.50
13 Katja Pogacar (SLO)
71
74
75
71
3
291
5,137.50
13 Luna Sobron (ESP)
72
78
69
72
3
291
5,137.50
13 Liz Young (ENG)
72
75
72
72
3
291
5,137.50
13 Carly Booth (SCO)
71
77
71
72
3
291
5,137.50
13 Maria Hernandez (ESP)
71
73
74
73
3
291
5,137.50
13 Olivia Cowan (GER)
68
73
75
75
3
291
5,137.50
13 Eleanor Givens (ENG)
73
73
69
76
3
291
5,137.50
21 Gemma Clews (ENG)
68
77
75
72
4
292
4,200.00
21 Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
75
71
72
74
4
292
4,200.00
21 Kylie Henry (SCO)
71
77
70
74
4
292
4,200.00
24 Kim Metraux (SUI)
72
75
76
70
5
293
3,622.50
24 Whitney Hillier (AUS)
68
78
75
72
5
293
3,622.50
24 Lydia Hall (WAL)
76
74
71
72
5
293
3,622.50
24 Inci Mehmet (ENG)
74
74
70
75
5
293
3,622.50
28 Kiran Matharu (ENG)
74
77
71
72
6
294
3,060.00
28 Manon Gidali (FRA)
69
80
72
73
6
294
3,060.00
28 Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
74
69
76
75
6
294
3,060.00
31 Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
71
79
71
74
7
295
2,790.00
31 Marita Engzelius (NOR)
74
76
71
74
7
295
2,790.00
31 Piti Martinez Bernal (ESP)
74
72
75
74
7
295
2,790.00
34 Valentine Derrey (FRA)
71
77
74
74
8
296
2,385.00
34 Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
70
77
76
73
8
296
2,385.00
34 Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
72
74
78
72
8
296
2,385.00
34 Noora Komulainen (FIN)
73
75
74
74
8
296
2,385.00
34 Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
76
72
77
71
8
296
2,385.00
34 Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
74
77
75
70
8
296
2,385.00
40 Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
73
73
79
72
9
297
2,010.00
40 Lauren Taylor (ENG)
74
77
74
72
9
297
2,010.00
42 Emma Nilsson (SWE)
74
77
74
73
10
298
1,800.00
42 Felicity Johnson (ENG)
72
79
75
72
10
298
1,800.00
42 Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
72
78
77
71
10
298
1,800.00
45 Hannah Burke (ENG)
68
78
78
75
11
299
1,590.00
45 Becky Morgan (WAL)
72
74
79
74
11
299
1,590.00
45 Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
70
79
78
72
11
299
1,590.00
45 Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
76
75
77
71
11
299
1,590.00
49 Rochelle Morris (ENG)
73
77
74
77
13
301
1,380.00
49 Diksha Dagar (IND)
75
76
73
77
13
301
1,380.00
49 Silvia Banon (ESP)
73
75
78
75
13
301
1,380.00
52 Emie Peronnin (FRA)
71
78
76
77
14
302
1,092.86
52 Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
72
77
78
75
14
302
1,092.86
52 Maha Haddioui (MAR)
73
74
81
74
14
302
1,092.86
52 Elia Folch (ESP)
71
79
78
74
14
302
1,092.86
52 Nina Pegova (RUS)
73
72
83
74
14
302
1,092.86
52 Maria Beautell (ESP)
76
75
78
73
14
302
1,092.86
52 Michele Thomson (SCO)
77
74
81
70
14
302
1,092.86
59 Linda Wessberg (SWE)
76
75
77
75
15
303
930
60 Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
78
72
75
79
16
304
885
60 Karolin Lampert (GER)
73
78
76
77
16
304
885
62 Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
74
75
76
80
17
305
840
63 Sideri Vanova (CZE)
77
72
80
77
18
306
795
63 Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
77
74
81
74
18
306
795
65 Mariell Bruun (NOR)
72
78
84
75
21
309
750
CUT
66 Emilie Alonso (FRA)
77
75
8
152
66 Cloe Frankish (ENG)
74
78
8
152
66 Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
77
75
8
152
66 Maria Palacios (PER)
78
74
8
152
66 Justine Dreher (FRA)
76
76
8
152
66 Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
74
78
8
152
66 Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
77
75
8
152
66 Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
75
77
8
152
66 Julia Engstrom (SWE)
75
77
8
152
66 Tvesa Malik (IND)
76
76
8
152
66 Savannah Vilaubi (USA)
75
77
8
152
66 Holly Clyburn (ENG)
76
76
8
152
78 Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
76
77
9
153
78 Beth Allen (USA)
74
79
9
153
78 Natasha Fear (ESP)
76
77
9
153
78 Mireia Prat (ESP)
76
77
9
153
78 Filippa Moerk (SWE)
75
78
9
153
78 Anna Zanusso (ITA) (a)
74
79
9
153
Amateur
78 Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
78
75
9
153
78 Catriona Matthew (SCO)
76
77
9
153
78 Krista Bakker (FIN)
75
78
9
153
87 Isabella Deilert (SWE)
77
77
10
154
87 Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
73
81
10
154
87 Emma Grechi (FRA)
73
81
10
154
87 Manon Molle (FRA)
76
78
10
154
87 Cajsa Persson (SWE)
75
79
10
154
87 Becky Brewerton (WAL)
79
75
10
154
93 Manuela Carbajo Re (ARG)
78
77
11
155
93 Diana Luna (ITA)
75
80
11
155
93 Amanda Jakobsson (SWE)
78
77
11
155
93 Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
78
77
11
155
93 Lauren Horsford (ENG)
76
79
11
155
93 Lina Boqvist (SWE)
77
78
11
155
93 Manon De Roey (BEL)
83
72
11
155
100 Nadine Dreher (AUT)
81
75
12
156
100 Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
76
80
12
156
100 Ines Lescudier (FRA)
79
77
12
156
100 Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
75
81
12
156
100 Christine Wolf (AUT)
76
80
12
156
105 Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
74
83
13
157
105 Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
81
76
13
157
105 Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
76
81
13
157
105 Kum-Kang Park (KOR) (a)
75
82
13
157
Amateur
109 Astha Madan (IND)
78
80
14
158
109 Pasqualle Coffa (NED)
75
83
14
158
111 Jane Turner (SCO)
81
78
15
159
112 Sian Evans (ENG)
76
84
16
160
112 Florentyna Parker (ENG)
81
79
16
160
112 Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
83
77
16
160
112 Ana Menendez (MEX)
75
85
16
160
116 Laura Murray (SCO)
83
78
17
161
116 Amy Walsh (AUS)
80
81
17
161
118 Fanny Cnops (BEL)
80
83
19
163
119 Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
79
85
20
164
119 Niina Liias (FIN)
83
81
20
164
119 Vikki Laing (SCO)
80
84
20
164
122 Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
85
81
22
166
123 Rachael Taylor (SCO)
82
85
23
167
124 Georgia Coughlin (ENG)
85
*
WDN
124 Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
77
*
WDN
126 Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
87
*
RTD