Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville R4

Marianne Skarpnord wins fourth title

February 21-24
Bonville Golf Resort, New South Wales, Australia
$350,000

Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Marianne Skarpnord ended a six year drought to claim her fourth title on the Ladies European Tour after a closely fought battle for the Pacific Bay Resort Australian Ladies Classic – Bonville.

Marianne Skarpnord wins fourth title, © Ladies European Tour

© Ladies European Tour


Skarpnord fired a final round of 69 to earn a two stroke victory on eight-under-par ahead of Australian Hannah Green and Nuria Iturrios of Spain after four rounds at Bonville Golf Resort.

“I’m delighted. I’m very, very happy because the last couple of years I’ve been struggling a bit and I haven’t been playing as well as I know I can,” said the 33-year-old from Norway, who finished second in the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open last month and has now moved to the top of the LET order of merit. “I’ve had a great start to this year and it’s nice to see the hard work that I put in finally giving some good results.”

Skarpnord started the final round a stroke behind the overnight leader, Madelene Sagstrom and bogeyed the first hole, but she quickly gained a five-way share of the lead with Sagstrom, Hannah Green, Daniela Holmqvist and Nuria Iturrios after the Swede double bogeyed the short third hole.

She gained the outright lead after making a severely breaking putt for birdie on the sixth hole and then made a two-putt birdie on the long seventh to keep her advantage.

New South Wales amateur Doey Choi briefly gained the solo lead after consecutive birdies on the 10th and 11th holes, but then Skarpnord responded with birdies on 10 and 11 to regain the outright lead on eight-under.

Although Skarnord bogeyed 13, Choi then double bogeyed 14. Swede Jenny Haglund, who was one behind, hit her tee shot into the water on 17 and Choi followed suit, dropping into a tie for fourth with Holmqvist.

One ahead with three to play, Skarpnord dropped a shot on 16 to fall into a tie with Iturrios, but she then holed a gutsy birdie putt on 17 followed by another birdie on 18 after hitting a huge 300 metre drive into the wind which split the fairway.

Skarpnord, who shares a winter home at 13th Beach Golf Links in Victoria with her fiancé Richard Green and whom speaks English with an Australian accent, says that she has chilled out in recent years.

“Ten years ago, all I wanted to do was play golf. There comes a time when you think, do I really want to do this? Do I want to put myself through all this misery and pain? Somehow I pulled through that, because a lot of times I’ve been thinking that I’ve had enough and I’m going to get a proper job and be at home. There’s something in me and I just can’t do it. I can’t give up. This is what I love doing, even though it’s hard when it goes bad. The good times are so good, so I think that’s what you strive for every time you come to a tournament.”


West Australian Green, who carded a 71 to share second, had contrasting emotions. She said: “It was very disappointing and I’m very frustrated with how I played today, but I can’t complain with the result and I’m just very happy I birdied the last hole.”

Iturrios, who also shot 71, was delighted with her best finish since winning the 2016 Lalla Meryem Cup and said: “I’m so excited and happy. I had the best caddie I could have, who is a friend, and she helped me a lot and was a great support. I just stayed in the present. It was great to see how many people were out. I’m very happy with the work that I’ve been doing so I’ll continue to work on that.”

Skarpnord is now looking forward to a road trip through Sydney on her way to next week’s event, the ActewAGL Canberra Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money $
1
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
-8
70
72
69
69
280
32,923.50
2
Nuria Iturrios (ESP)
-6
69
67
75
71
282
16,461.75
2
Hannah Green (AUS)
-6
69
72
70
71
282
16,461.75
4
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
-4
68
76
70
70
284
9,877.05
4
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
-4
66
74
72
72
284
Amateur
6
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
-3
68
74
68
75
285
7,352.92
6
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
-3
69
73
72
71
285
7,352.92
8
Linnea Strom (SWE)
-2
72
70
75
69
286
6,145.72
9
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
-1
75
69
72
71
287
5,267.76
9
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
-1
72
71
72
72
287
5,267.76
9
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-1
73
74
73
67
287
5,267.76
12
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
Par
72
76
68
72
288
4,719.04
12
Kim Kaufman (USA)
Par
72
73
71
72
288
4,719.04
14
Becky Morgan (WAL)
1
71
74
72
72
289
4,280.06
14
Krista Bakker (FIN)
1
71
75
73
70
289
4,280.06
16
Celine Herbin (FRA)
2
71
75
67
77
290
3,703.90
16
Xi Yu Lin (CHN)
2
72
76
70
72
290
3,703.90
16
Anne Van Dam (NED)
2
71
75
73
71
290
3,703.90
16
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
2
73
73
74
70
290
3,703.90
20
Linda Wessberg (SWE)
3
75
75
69
72
291
3,182.61
20
Manon De Roey (BEL)
3
73
72
75
71
291
3,182.61
20
Sarah Schober (AUT)
3
72
77
71
71
291
3,182.61
20
Munchin Keh (NZL)
3
72
75
70
74
291
3,182.61
20
Leona Maguire (IRL)
3
73
75
68
75
291
3,182.61
25
Charlotte Thomas (NZL)
4
74
71
72
75
292
2,581.20
25
Karolin Lampert (GER)
4
72
79
70
71
292
2,581.20
25
Lynn Carlsson (SWE)
4
73
75
73
71
292
2,581.20
25
Stephanie Bunque (AUS) (a)
4
73
72
74
73
292
Amateur
25
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
4
73
74
74
71
292
2,581.20
25
Tsai Peiying (TPE)
4
75
73
72
72
292
2,581.20
31
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
5
74
75
74
70
293
2,172.95
31
Yan Liu (CHN)
5
73
77
72
71
293
2,172.95
31
Justine Dreher (FRA)
5
74
73
72
74
293
2,172.95
34
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
6
69
80
73
72
294
1,975.41
34
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
6
71
74
71
78
294
1,975.41
34
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez (MEX)
6
72
73
74
75
294
1,975.41
37
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
7
71
75
72
77
295
1,643.04
37
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
7
72
74
73
76
295
1,643.04
37
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
7
76
71
75
73
295
1,643.04
37
Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA)
7
73
73
75
74
295
1,643.04
37
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
7
72
79
72
72
295
1,643.04
37
Amy Boulden (WAL)
7
73
72
75
75
295
1,643.04
37
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
7
74
76
73
72
295
1,643.04
44
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
8
72
76
76
72
296
1,327.92
44
Diksha Dagar (IND)
8
71
77
76
72
296
1,327.92
46
Amelia Lewis (USA)
9
76
75
72
74
297
1,229.15
46
Karoline Lund (NOR)
9
75
76
75
71
297
1,229.15
48
Silvia Banon (ESP)
10
71
72
75
80
298
1,163.30
49
Breanna Gill (AUS)
11
75
75
75
74
299
1,075.50
49
Sarah Nilsson (SWE)
11
71
77
77
74
299
1,075.50
49
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
11
75
75
77
72
299
1,075.50
52
Hannah Burke (ENG)
12
71
80
73
76
300
899.91
52
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
12
71
77
76
76
300
899.91
52
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
12
72
79
74
75
300
899.91
52
Elia Folch (ESP)
12
75
72
81
72
300
899.91
52
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
12
76
74
75
75
300
899.91
57
Amy Walsh (AUS)
14
74
73
83
72
302
731.64
57
Robyn Doig (CAN)
14
74
74
78
76
302
731.64
57
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS) (a)
14
73
76
76
77
302
Amateur
57
Emie Peronnin (FRA)
14
75
76
76
75
302
731.64
61
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
15
72
79
75
77
303
658.47
61
Brooke Baker (USA)
15
71
74
82
76
303
658.47
61
Tvesa Malik (IND)
15
75
74
76
78
303
658.47
64
Mireia Prat (ESP)
16
76
74
78
76
304
614.57
65
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
17
76
75
79
75
305
581.65
65
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
17
73
77
76
79
305
581.65
65
Belinda Ji (AUS) (a)
17
74
72
77
82
305
Amateur
68
Kylie Henry (SCO)
19
71
74
86
76
307
548.73
69
Laura Davies (ENG)
20
74
75
77
82
308
526.78
70
Carly Booth (SCO)
26
79
71
85
79
314
504.83
CUT
71
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
8
74
78
152
71
Melanie Maetzler (SUI)
8
75
77
152
71
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
8
74
78
152
71
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
8
72
80
152
71
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
8
75
77
152
71
Michele Thomson (SCO)
8
74
78
152
71
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
8
72
80
152
71
Hanee Song (NZL)
8
73
79
152
71
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
8
71
81
152
Amateur
80
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
9
76
77
153
80
Celina Yuan (AUS)
9
76
77
153
80
Ines Lescudier (FRA)
9
78
75
153
80
Beth Allen (USA)
9
72
81
153
80
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
9
76
77
153
80
Celine Borge (NOR)
9
73
80
153
80
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
9
79
74
153
80
Liv Cheng (NZL)
9
77
76
153
80
Ana Menendez (MEX)
9
75
78
153
80
Luna Sobron (ESP)
9
75
78
153
80
Caryn Khoo (AUS) (a)
9
77
76
153
Amateur
80
Yu Eun Kim (AUS)
9
76
77
153
80
Olivia Cowan (GER)
9
76
77
153
80
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
9
77
76
153
Amateur
80
Lydia Hall (WAL)
9
79
74
153
80
Robyn Choi (AUS)
9
77
76
153
80
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
9
73
80
153
Amateur
80
Tamie Durdin (AUS)
9
74
79
153
80
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
9
76
77
153
80
Manon Gidali (FRA)
9
79
74
153
100
Florentyna Parker (ENG)
10
77
77
154
100
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
10
78
76
154
100
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
10
77
77
154
100
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
10
77
77
154
Amateur
100
Rachel Jones (USA)
10
71
83
154
100
Valentine Derrey (FRA)
10
79
75
154
100
June Song (AUS) (a)
10
77
77
154
Amateur
100
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
10
76
78
154
100
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
73
81
154
109
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
11
78
77
155
109
Christine Wolf (AUT)
11
76
79
155
109
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
11
76
79
155
109
Manon Molle (FRA)
11
78
77
155
109
Andrea Wong (USA)
11
77
78
155
109
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
11
79
76
155
109
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
11
73
82
155
116
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
12
77
79
156
116
Amandeep Drall (IND)
12
80
76
156
116
Cajsa Persson (SWE)
12
81
75
156
116
Grace Lennon (AUS)
12
78
78
156
120
Eleanor Givens (ENG)
13
79
78
157
120
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
13
84
73
157
120
Chloe Leurquin (BEL)
13
81
76
157
120
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
13
77
80
157
120
Astha Madan (IND)
13
77
80
157
125
Becky Brewerton (WAL)
14
78
80
158
125
Sian Evans (ENG)
14
82
76
158
125
Vani Kapoor (IND)
14
79
79
158
125
Elmay Viking (COK)
14
80
78
158
129
Britteney Dryland (AUS) (a)
15
81
78
159
Amateur
129
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
15
73
86
159
129
Stephanie Na (AUS)
15
86
73
159
132
Monica Johnson (AUS) (a)
16
80
80
160
Amateur
133
Montana Strauss (AUS)
17
74
87
161
133
Gennai Goodwin (AUS)
17
78
83
161
133
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
17
77
84
161
133
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
17
80
81
161
137
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
19
81
82
163
138
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
22
83
83
166
139
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
23
83
84
167
140
Molly Lavercombe (AUS)
25
79
90
169
141
Karen Pearce (AUS)
79
*
RTD
141
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
75
*
RTD
141
Sheridan Gorton (AUS)
80
*
RTD
144
Sarah Wilson (AUS) (a)
*
*
DSQ
Amateur