- Team Kwan won the Aramco-London Series by three strokes
- Marianne Scarbord snatches the singles title after playing a double match
- Atthaya Thitikul leads the 2021 race to the Costa del Sol
Team Kwan finished the Aramco-London streak in style as they scored the final round of 12 sub-par to secure a three-stroke win at Centurion Club.
After starting the day twice at the front, Olivia Cowan, Sarina Schmidt, Diksha Daggar and amateurs Andrew Kelsey made nine exciting defenses as they combined to win a total of 41 under-performers.
The result also meant that Captain Cowan and Schmidt took their first LET title, while it was second for Dagar – who won the 2019 Investec SA Women’s Open.
Kwan said: “I can’t describe in words how wonderful it is. Sharing it with one of my best friends is also incredible. I’ve been really lucky with my team. I knew I wanted to pick Sarina a couple of weeks ago and then join the team too – I knew she was a great player and she could break through Some shots – so, I knew we had a good chance.
“We all completed each other. We were all so amazing – we’re the right team. We weren’t looking to win the individual, we were going out as a team to win the team event and that pays off.”
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Hole, Cowan produced a moment of magic as she pierced from 72 meters with a 56-degree wedge and Schmidt cited this as the point where the momentum shifted in their favour.
Schmidt explained: “Today was nerve-wracking. I was very nervous, but I think we did well. At first it was really hard for us because the shots didn’t go down, but on hole 13 when Olivia broke through that shot from the outside and made the eagle, I think that’s where the shot came from. We gained momentum in it. I couldn’t have imagined this at the start of the week. I knew it would be great with Olivia and Dixha and our amateurs. I’m speechless.”
Added days: “I was very confident that we would win. All credit to the team goes to Olivia, Sarena and Andrew. There were a lot of positives and good vibes this week. We really enjoyed playing in the course, and having fun.”
Team Cowan finished three strokes ahead of Team Scarpenord, who shot a round of 16 under par on the final day and made sure to finish second with 38 under par.
It was an excellent day for Captain Scarpenord as she scored a round of 68 (-5) to tie with Thai Atthaya Thitikul on a 13 under level at the top of the leaderboard.
The duo turned 18 and the second time, the Norwegian rolled in her birdie throw to clinch the singles title – her fifth in the LET.
Scarbnord said: “It was won with a lot of nerves. On short pitches, my hands were almost trembling. To win this event is very special. I think the concept is very good and we had a lot of fun this week. I love the shape. It’s so much fun when you’re a team and you have to You’re doing well for someone else, too – not just yourself.”
As a result of his second place in the individual standings, Titikol moved to the top of the 2021 race standings to the Costa del Sol and has 1,124.17 points with Sana Nootinen in second and Stephanie Kiriakou in third.