Women’s NSW Open R4

Julia Engström wins first Ladies European Tour title

February 27 – March 01
Dubbo Golf Club, New South Wales
€210,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3



Julia Engström saved her best for last as she made a fantastic birdie two to win her first Ladies European Tour title at the Women’s New South Wales Open at Dubbo Golf Club.

Women’s NSW Open R4 - Engström wins first LET title
Courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

The 18-year-old from Halmstad in southern Sweden began the final round five strokes behind the overnight leader, Manon De Roey, but put up a strong challenge from the outset, eventually drawing level with the leader after the Belgian bogeyed the 17th hole.


Engstrom conjured a piece of magic when she rifled a 5-iron from 176 metres, or 193 yards, to about two feet on the par-3 18th and holed her birdie putt in front of an enormous gallery on a sun-drenched day in Dubbo, rural New South Wales, after De Roey missed the green and took a bogey, handing Engström a two stroke victory on 14-under-par.

The win is the first for the third year professional, who is still studying for two high school exams in Sweden and a sign of things to come from the exceptional talent, who last year was only second in driving distance to Anne Van Dam.



It was also redemption for her loss at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open in December, where she held a seven stroke lead going into the final round, but finished third after a final round of 74.

“It’s been a great week and I’m just thrilled,” said Engström, the LET Rookie of the Year in 2017. “I bogeyed 18 in all three previous rounds and I decided that this time, I was not going to bogey it and I hit a great shot and I didn’t realise how close it was until I heard the reaction from the crowd. It was amazing and a great finish to a great week. ”


De Roey had a shaky start when she pushed her opening drive right into the trees, but she quickly steadied the nerves.

However, a birdie-bogey turnaround on the second hole followed by a second Engström birdie on the third, where she made an up and down from a bunker, cut De Roey’s lead to two strokes.

De Roey jumped back into a four shot lead with a 12 foot birdie putt on the fifth hole, just as Engström made her first mistake, after fluffing a shot from a cart path after a monster drive which almost reached the green.


De Roey bogeyed the sixth but then both she and Engström birdied the long ninth and De Roey was back at 15-under with a three-stroke lead through the turn.

Both players birdied the long 12th, but then De Roey dropped four shots in the last six holes for a 75, as Engström conjured a piece of magic on the last for a 68.

De Roey finished in second, with Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth in third on 11-under-par.


“I tried not to focus on what she was doing and I didn’t know what the others were at, so I was just out there trying to play as well as I could and I played very solid at the end and finished up with a birdie,” said Engström.

“I’ve been close a few times and I’ve been waiting for a win, but you never know if it is going to happen. It’s great to finally get that win and be on top of the leader board.”

With her victory in the Women’s New South Wales Open, following on from a tie for seventh in the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville, Engström moved to the top of the Race to Costa Del Sol leader board and will take extra confidence into the next LET event, the Investec South African Women’s Open, which will take place in Cape Town in a fortnight’s time.


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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Score
1
Julia Engstrom (SWE)
-14
69
69
68
68
274
31,500.00
2
Manon De Roey (BEL)
-12
71
64
66
75
276
18,900.00
3
Camilla Lennarth (SWE)
-11
68
69
70
70
277
12,600.00
4
Aditi Ashok (IND)
-10
73
68
70
67
278
8,505.00
4
Atthaya Thitikul (THA)
-10
70
69
70
69
278
8,505.00
6
Katja Pogacar (SLO)
-8
71
69
68
72
280
6,510.00
7
Pia Babnik (SLO)
-6
73
70
66
73
282
5,565.00
7
Diksha Dagar (IND)
-6
69
68
71
74
282
5,565.00
9
Kylie Henry (SCO)
-4
72
72
72
68
284
4,830.00
9
Soo Jin Lee (AUS)
-4
72
69
71
72
284
4,830.00
9
Michele Thomson (SCO)
-4
67
71
73
73
284
4,830.00
12
Maha Haddioui (MAR)
-3
71
72
73
69
285
4,214.00
12
Agathe Sauzon (FRA)
-3
70
67
78
70
285
4,214.00
12
Esther Henseleit (GER)
-3
70
74
68
73
285
4,214.00
15
Olivia Cowan (GER)
-2
68
71
74
73
286
3,801.00
16
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)
-1
67
73
75
72
287
3,591.00
17
Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)
Par
75
71
70
72
288
3,433.50
17
Leonie Harm (GER)
Par
72
71
70
75
288
3,433.50
19
Amy Boulden (WAL)
1
72
71
76
70
289
3,223.50
19
Breanna Gill (AUS)
1
69
73
72
75
289
3,223.50
21
Valdis Thora Jonsdottir (ISL)
2
72
74
72
72
290
2,803.50
21
Chloe Williams (WAL)
2
72
74
72
72
290
2,803.50
21
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
2
72
71
74
73
290
2,803.50
21
Laura Gonzalez Escallon (BEL)
2
72
73
72
73
290
2,803.50
21
Hannah Burke (ENG)
2
72
76
71
71
290
2,803.50
21
Whitney Hillier (AUS)
2
73
73
74
70
290
2,803.50
21
Grace Kim (AUS) (a)
2
72
71
70
77
290
Amateur
28
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
3
75
74
68
74
291
2,226.00
28
Noora Komulainen (FIN)
3
74
72
73
72
291
2,226.00
28
Celine Herbin (FRA)
3
72
69
75
75
291
2,226.00
31
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)
4
74
73
71
74
292
1,946.00
31
Ayaka Sugihara (JPN)
4
74
68
76
74
292
1,946.00
31
Alejandra Llaneza (MEX)
4
74
75
69
74
292
1,946.00
31
Kelsey Macdonald (SCO)
4
75
69
71
77
292
1,946.00
31
Marta Sanz Barrio (ESP)
4
73
75
74
70
292
1,946.00
31
Holly Clyburn (ENG)
4
70
75
68
79
292
1,946.00
37
Stephanie Na (AUS)
5
75
73
70
75
293
1,648.50
37
Linette Littau Durr Holmslykke (DEN)
5
71
73
70
79
293
1,648.50
37
Emily Kristine Pedersen (DEN)
5
71
77
75
70
293
1,648.50
37
Carolin Kauffmann (GER)
5
73
72
79
69
293
1,648.50
41
Christine Wolf (AUT)
7
73
72
74
76
295
1,491.00
42
Rebecca Artis (AUS)
8
77
72
71
76
296
1,375.50
42
Manon Gidali (FRA)
8
78
71
72
75
296
1,375.50
44
Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)
9
71
78
70
78
297
1,302.00
45
Sarah Wilson (AUS) (a)
10
76
73
69
80
298
Amateur
45
Lydia Hall (WAL)
10
71
75
71
81
298
1,134.00
45
Becky Kay (AUS)
10
72
75
74
77
298
1,134.00
45
Laura Murray (SCO)
10
72
76
74
76
298
1,134.00
45
Isabelle Boineau (FRA)
10
75
74
73
76
298
1,134.00
45
Harang Lee (ESP)
10
71
75
78
74
298
1,134.00
45
Nadine White (AUS)
10
77
71
76
74
298
1,134.00
45
Doey Choi (AUS) (a)
10
74
74
76
74
298
Amateur
45
Mireia Prat (ESP)
10
74
75
76
73
298
1,134.00
54
Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)
12
72
77
72
79
300
924
54
Kim Metraux (SUI)
12
74
74
75
77
300
924
54
Marta Martin (ESP)
12
75
72
77
76
300
924
57
Kristalle Blum (AUS)
13
71
78
77
75
301
840
58
Alison Muirhead (SCO)
14
74
72
77
79
302
750.75
58
Beth Allen (USA)
14
70
76
78
78
302
750.75
58
Laura Fuenfstueck (GER)
14
74
72
79
77
302
750.75
58
Hye Ji Lee (KOR)
14
77
72
77
76
302
750.75
62
Karoline Lund (NOR)
15
72
73
72
86
303
693
63
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
16
75
74
78
77
304
672
64
Onkanok Soisuwan (THA)
18
72
76
78
80
306
651
65
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (ISL)
22
77
72
81
80
310
630
CUT
66
Amelia Lewis (USA)
6
77
73
150
66
Robyn Doig (CAN)
6
74
76
150
66
Ursula Wikstrom (FIN)
6
75
75
150
66
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
6
74
76
150
66
Sophie Yip (AUS) (a)
6
73
77
150
Amateur
66
Hanee Song (NZL)
6
74
76
150
66
Maria Hernandez (ESP)
6
77
73
150
66
Sian Evans (ENG)
6
74
76
150
66
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
75
150
66
Gabriella Cowley (ENG)
6
77
73
150
66
Maddison Hinson-tolchard (AUS) (a)
6
80
70
150
Amateur
66
Noemi Jimenez Martin (ESP)
6
75
75
150
78
Karina Kukkonen (FIN)
7
78
73
151
78
Hannah Hellyer (CAN)
7
72
79
151
78
Lina Boqvist (SWE)
7
75
76
151
78
Emilie Alonso (FRA)
7
76
75
151
78
Emma Nilsson (SWE)
7
74
77
151
78
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)
7
74
77
151
78
Sophie Hausmann (GER)
7
77
74
151
78
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
7
76
75
151
78
Jess Pickwick (AUS)
7
79
72
151
78
Cassie Porter (AUS) (a)
7
76
75
151
Amateur
78
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Celina Yuan (AUS)
7
75
76
151
78
Franziska Friedrich (GER)
7
78
73
151
91
Elmay Viking (COK)
8
78
74
152
91
Tvesa Malik (IND)
8
79
73
152
91
Anne-charlotte Mora (FRA)
8
73
79
152
91
Maiken Bing Paulsen (NOR)
8
80
72
152
91
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
8
76
76
152
91
Kelsey Bennett (AUS) (a)
8
76
76
152
Amateur
91
Gaurika Bishnoi (IND)
8
74
78
152
91
Yerin Kim (AUS) (a)
8
75
77
152
Amateur
91
Sarina Schmidt (GER)
8
77
75
152
91
Rosie Davies (ENG)
8
74
78
152
91
Laura Gomez Ruiz (ESP)
8
77
75
152
102
Justine Dreher (FRA)
9
77
76
153
102
Charlotte Thompson (ENG)
9
78
75
153
102
Nina Pegova (RUS)
9
78
75
153
102
Hannah Park (AUS)
9
77
76
153
102
Megan Osland (CAN)
9
75
78
153
102
Elina Nummenpaa (FIN)
9
73
80
153
102
Carmen Alonso (ESP)
9
81
72
153
102
Patricia Sanz Barrio (ESP)
9
78
75
153
102
Annabel Dimmock (ENG)
9
76
77
153
111
Natasha Fear (ESP)
10
74
80
154
111
Morgane Metraux (SUI)
10
77
77
154
111
EunJung Ji (KOR)
10
78
76
154
111
Leticia Ras-anderica (GER)
10
83
71
154
111
Felicity Johnson (ENG)
10
77
77
154
111
Tonje Daffinrud (NOR)
10
72
82
154
111
Madelene Stavnar (NOR)
10
76
78
154
118
Louise Markvardsen (DEN)
11
77
78
155
118
Adele Douglas (AUS) (a)
11
73
82
155
Amateur
118
Astha Madan (IND)
11
78
77
155
118
Amy Walsh (AUS)
11
75
80
155
118
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso (ITA)
11
75
80
155
118
Munchin Keh (NZL)
11
80
75
155
118
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)
11
79
76
155
118
Jenny Haglund (SWE)
11
76
79
155
118
Sock Hwee Koh (SIN)
11
80
75
155
127
Georgia Iziemgbe Oboh (NGR)
12
78
78
156
127
Tomoko Yokoyama (JPN)
12
79
77
156
127
Montana Strauss (AUS)
12
82
74
156
130
Elia Folch (ESP)
13
81
76
157
130
Stina Resen (NOR)
13
77
80
157
130
Annika Rathbone (AUS) (a)
13
75
82
157
Amateur
130
Annelie Sjoholm (SWE)
13
78
79
157
130
Georgia Clarke (AUS)
13
80
77
157
130
Grace St Just (AUS)
13
76
81
157
130
Caitlin Roberts (AUS)
13
78
79
157
130
Tahnia Ravnjak (AUS)
13
79
78
157
138
Julienne Soo (AUS)
14
78
80
158
138
June Song (AUS) (a)
14
86
72
158
Amateur
138
Katelyn Must (AUS)
14
81
77
158
141
Brooke Baker (USA)
15
78
81
159
141
Koto Ishiyama (JPN)
15
80
79
159
141
Elizabeth Elmassian (AUS)
15
77
82
159
141
Ridhima Dilawari (IND)
15
81
78
159
145
Bree Arthur (AUS)
16
83
77
160
146
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
17
81
80
161
147
Miki Nishiyama (JPN)
18
85
77
162
147
Casey Wild (AUS)
18
82
80
162
147
Jenna Hunter (NZL)
18
85
77
162
150
Jade Shellback (AUS)
19
81
82
163
150
Paige Stubbs (AUS)
19
80
83
163
152
Karen Pearce (AUS)
20
83
81
164
153
Ella Murray (AUS) (a)
22
84
82
166
Amateur
154
Adele Huggard (AUS)
25
84
85
169
155
Kristen Farmer (AUS)
89
*
RTD
155
Chizuru Ueda (AUS)
87
*
RTD