Virginia Elena Carta at KPMG Women’s Irish

Virginia Elena Carta at KPMG Women’s Irish

Virginia Elena Carta is in the excellent field of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, the Ladies European Tour tournament scheduled from September 22 to 25 at the Dromoland Castle Golf Club, in Newmarket-on-Fergus in Ireland.

The blue, in a good moment of form, has achieved three top 15s in the last six outings with an eighth place (Big Green Egg Open) best result for her in 2022.

Virginie Elena Carta, schedule

Among the favorites of the event are a few seasonal winners, starting with the Swedish Linn Grant, number one in the Road To Costa del Sol (order of merit) and four successes in the year, to be continued with the French Anne-Charlotte Mora , the Finnish Tiia Koivisto, the Belgian Manon De Roey, the Spaniard Ana Pelaez Trivino, the English Meghan MacLaren and Liz Young and with the Czech Jana Melichova.

Among the other possible protagonists, we will retain the Scottish Catriona Matthew, captain of Team Europe during the last two victorious Solheim Cups, the Irish Leona Maguire, the English Gabriella Cowley, the Argentinian Magdalena Simmermacher, the South African Nicole Garcia , the Dutch Anne Van Dam. , the Czech Klara Spilkova, the Slovenian Pia Babnik and the Indians Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar.

The jackpot is 400,000 euros. Women’s golf in Europe only became depopulated some time after the establishment of the LPGA in the United States of America. In 1978 the Women’s Professional Golfers’ Association (or simply WPGA) was founded, underlying the largest association of professional golfers operating in the UK.

The following year, a tour was set up with Carlsberg as main sponsor and comprising 12 tournaments (36 holes), including the Women’s British Open. For his first two seasons, Tour champs were ranked by 36 shots, then increased to 54; the prize pool also grew from the initial £80,000 to £250,000 in 1981, though at the cost of losing major tournaments and sponsors.

At the end of the 1981 season, the collaboration with Carlsberg came to an end and, despite initial optimism, the Ladies European Tour went through a period of crisis which led to the cancellation of later stages. In the second half of the 1980s, the circuit found itself with only 10 tournaments remaining and its future was in question.

To overcome the crisis and its now mediocre visibility, the main members of the management decided in 1988 to create an independent body, the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour Limited: the new entity then changed headquarters, moving from the Belfry (shared with the PGA ) at the Tytherington Club in Cheshire.

In 1998, the Tour took the name of European Ladies’ Professional Golf Association Limited then Ladies European Tour Limited in July 2000. In 2008, the organ changed location again, this time to the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, near London. In 2010, the Tour announced the creation of the LET Access Series (LETAS), its official development circuit.

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