Lalla Meryem Cup - R4

Nuria Iturrios wins by 7 shots

April 25-28
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Blue Course), Rabat, Morocco
€450,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Nuria Iturrios of Spain won the Lalla Meryem Cup over the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco, three years after her maiden victory in the same tournament as a rookie, shortly before Jorge Campillo from Spain won the Trophee Hassan II on the neighbouring Red course.

Nuria Iturrios wins by 7 shots
Nuria Iturrios & Jorge Campillo © Ladies European Tour

The 23-year-old from Palma de Mallorca carded a final round of three-under-par 70 to win by seven over Swedish duo Caroline Hedwall and overnight co-leader Lina Boqvist.

Iturrios and Boqvist started the final round tied at 10-under but Iturrios quickly gained a two stroke lead with birdies on the par-5 second and par-3 third holes.

Iturrios missed birdie putts on the fourth, fifth and sixth holes and then Boqvist gained a stroke with a birdie at the seventh. Iturrios responded with a birdie on the par-5 eighth to regain her two-stroke advantage.

At the ninth, Iturrios hit a tree with her drive, but threaded her second shot through a gap in the branches and made a brilliant up and down for par.

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When Boqvist double bogeyed the 10th to put Iturrios four clear, the leader seemed to be in an seemingly unassailable position but Boqvist then birdied the 14th to get within three again.

However, Boqvist’s short game let her down over the closing stretch and she dropped four shots with bogeys on 15 and 17, followed by a double-bogey on 18.

Iturrios completed a level par back nine to win on 13-under, the only player in the field to post four sub-par rounds and moved to the top of the LET order of merit.

“It’s amazing for me to win again here. I’m so happy to be here and I hope to keep it going,” said Iturrios, who tied for second in the Australian Ladies Open at Bonville Golf Resort earlier this year.

“On the last hole, I told my coach, ‘We are getting so close,’ and I was nervous but I think we did a great job. I just want to keep going and enjoy it now,” she added, thanking her coach, Jose Luis Palacios, who also caddied when she won on the same course three years ago.


Iturrios jumped 29 places up to ninth place on the European Solheim Cup points list, boosting her chances of qualification for the biennial transatlantic matchplay contest at Gleneagles in September.

While Boqvist looked devastated, she could take comfort from posting her career best finish in five years on tour, moving up to fifth on the order of merit, while Hedwall made a significant advancement up the European Solheim Cup points list, moving into fifth spot.

A stroke further back, Esther Henseleit, Marianne Skarpnord, Laura Fuenfstueck and Hannah Burke tied for fourth. With her fourth top 10 finish from five starts, Henseleit advanced into first place on the Rookie of the Year rankings.

Sweden’s Jenny Haglund finished her title defence in style by posting a course-record nine-under-par 64, which included a hole-in-one on the sixth, to tie for eighth place with Charlotte Thompson, Sarah Kemp and rookie Sian Evans.

Haglund said: “I got off to a good start and that helps. Today was a good day so I’m happy and I’ll take away more good memories from Morocco.

“It felt like I could make birdie on every hole and it’s not often that happens. Holing out for a hole in one on top of that was really nice and to keep on going after nine and make a few more birdies coming in was really sweet.”


Pos.
Player
R1
R2
R3
R4
To Par
Total
Prize Money €
1
Nuria Iturrios (ESP)
68
71
70
70
-13
279
67,500.00
2
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
74
74
68
70
-6
286
33,750.00
2
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
66
74
69
77
-6
286
33,750.00
4
Esther Henseleit (GER)
75
73
72
67
-5
287
15,750.00
4
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
74
72
71
70
-5
287
15,750.00
4
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
71
74
71
71
-5
287
15,750.00
4
Hannah Burke (ENG)
72
74
70
71
-5
287
15,750.00
8
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
75
75
75
64
-3
289
10,575.00
8
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
74
74
72
69
-3
289
10,575.00
8
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
73
76
71
69
-3
289
10,575.00
8
Sian Evans (ENG)
75
73
70
71
-3
289
10,575.00
12
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
73
77
71
69
-2
290
9,450.00
13
Karolin Lampert (GER)
77
74
70
70
-1
291
8,325.00
13
Jade Schaeffer-Calmels (FRA)
72
77
70
72
-1
291
8,325.00
13
Sarah Schober (AUT)
76
74
69
72
-1
291
8,325.00
13
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
68
76
73
74
-1
291
8,325.00
17
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
75
77
71
69
Par
292
7,087.50
17
Diksha Dagar (IND)
69
75
75
73
Par
292
7,087.50
17
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
74
72
72
74
Par
292
7,087.50
17
Christine Wolf (AUT)
75
72
71
74
Par
292
7,087.50
21
Olivia Cowan (GER)
79
74
70
70
1
293
6,300.00
21
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
71
73
77
72
1
293
6,300.00
21
Liz Young (ENG)
78
71
71
73
1
293
6,300.00
24
Beth Allen (USA)
73
76
76
69
2
294
5,625.00
24
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
73
78
73
70
2
294
5,625.00
24
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
77
75
74
68
2
294
5,625.00
27
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
70
80
76
69
3
295
4,860.00
28
Lauren Taylor (ENG)
77
73
75
71
4
296
4,590.00
28
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
75
77
74
70
4
296
4,590.00
28
Michele Thomson (SCO)
74
75
73
74
4
296
4,590.00
31
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
76
75
74
72
5
297
4,050.00
31
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
73
75
75
74
5
297
4,050.00
31
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
77
73
73
74
5
297
4,050.00
31
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
74
76
73
74
5
297
4,050.00
31
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
76
74
76
71
5
297
4,050.00
36
Becky Morgan (WAL)
76
73
75
74
6
298
3,375.00
36
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
75
77
74
72
6
298
3,375.00
36
Natalie Sheary (USA)
73
80
74
71
6
298
3,375.00
36
Kylie Henry (SCO)
75
78
74
71
6
298
3,375.00
36
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
78
75
76
69
6
298
3,375.00
41
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
73
79
74
73
7
299
2,709.00
41
Jessica Karlsson (SWE)
78
72
72
77
7
299
2,709.00
41
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
71
77
73
78
7
299
2,709.00
41
Tvesa Malik (IND)
76
77
76
70
7
299
2,709.00
41
Anne-Lise Caudal (FRA)
77
76
77
69
7
299
2,709.00
46
Silvia Banon (ESP)
75
78
72
75
8
300
2,295.00
46
Leona Maguire (IRL)
76
71
79
74
8
300
2,295.00
46
Carly Booth (SCO)
73
74
80
73
8
300
2,295.00
46
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
74
78
76
72
8
300
2,295.00
50
Astha Madan (IND)
78
75
71
77
9
301
1,935.00
50
Trish Johnson (ENG)
74
77
75
75
9
301
1,935.00
50
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
74
70
83
74
9
301
1,935.00
50
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
75
77
76
73
9
301
1,935.00
54
Diana Luna (ITA)
73
78
73
78
10
302
1,620.00
54
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
73
75
77
77
10
302
1,620.00
54
Celine Borge (NOR)
76
73
73
80
10
302
1,620.00
57
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
76
72
77
78
11
303
1,417.50
57
Lydia Hall (WAL)
80
71
76
76
11
303
1,417.50
57
Mariell Bruun (NOR)
70
80
77
76
11
303
1,417.50
57
Manon Gidali (FRA)
80
73
78
72
11
303
1,417.50
61
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
77
76
74
77
12
304
1,305.00
62
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
74
77
76
78
13
305
1,192.50
62
Savannah Vilaubi (USA)
76
77
76
76
13
305
1,192.50
62
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
76
77
76
76
13
305
1,192.50
62
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
74
78
78
75
13
305
1,192.50
66
Krista Bakker (FIN)
74
79
78
76
15
307
1,080.00
67
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
77
75
80
76
16
308
1,012.50
67
Maria Palacios (PER)
76
75
81
76
16
308
1,012.50
69
Manon Molle (FRA)
74
79
79
79
19
311
945
CUT
70
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
76
78
8
154
70
Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)
75
79
8
154
70
Stephanie Na (AUS)
76
78
8
154
70
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
75
79
8
154
70
Manon De Roey (BEL)
73
81
8
154
70
Vani Kapoor (IND)
74
80
8
154
70
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
79
75
8
154
70
Amy Walsh (AUS)
73
81
8
154
70
Rachael Taylor (SCO)
73
81
8
154
70
Nina Pegova (RUS)
73
81
8
154
80
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
76
79
9
155
80
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
73
82
9
155
80
Amandeep Drall (IND)
76
79
9
155
80
Lina Belmati (MAR) (a)
75
80
9
155
Amateur
80
Laura Davies (ENG)
77
78
9
155
80
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
77
78
9
155
80
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
75
80
9
155
80
Amy Boulden (WAL)
78
77
9
155
80
Leslie Cloots (BEL)
76
79
9
155
80
Ana Menendez (MEX)
72
83
9
155
90
Marita Engzelius (NOR)
79
77
10
156
90
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
81
75
10
156
90
Isabella Deilert (SWE)
79
77
10
156
90
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
75
81
10
156
90
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
77
79
10
156
90
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
80
76
10
156
90
Hayley Davis (ENG)
80
76
10
156
97
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
75
82
11
157
97
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
79
78
11
157
97
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
80
77
11
157
97
Stefania Avanzo (ITA)
74
83
11
157
97
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
75
82
11
157
97
Mathilda Cappeliez (FRA)
77
80
11
157
97
Elia Folch (ESP)
78
79
11
157
104
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
80
78
12
158
104
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
75
83
12
158
104
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
76
82
12
158
104
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
76
82
12
158
108
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
79
80
13
159
108
Emilie Piquot (FRA)
78
81
13
159
108
Emma Grechi (FRA)
79
80
13
159
111
Fanny Cnops (BEL)
82
78
14
160
111
Laurette Maritz (RSA)
79
81
14
160
111
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
78
82
14
160
111
Filippa Moerk (SWE)
74
86
14
160
115
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
83
78
15
161
115
Justine Dreher (FRA)
84
77
15
161
117
Frida Gustafsson Spang (SWE)
81
82
17
163
117
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
81
82
17
163
117
Manuela Carbajo Re (ARG)
79
84
17
163
117
Vikki Laing (SCO)
81
82
17
163
117
Nadine Dreher (AUT)
81
82
17
163
122
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
79
86
19
165
122
Niina Liias (FIN)
81
84
19
165
122
Kiran Matharu (ENG)
82
83
19
165
125
Intissar Rich (MAR) (a)
81
86
21
167
Amateur
125
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
81
86
21
167