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Isabelle Boineau and Johanna Gustavsson get their tickets for The Evian Championship

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Perfect weather, incredible suspense and a close-cut win: the Jabra Ladies Open provided all the drama expected from a leading sporting event, crowning French player Isabelle Boineau who defeated Sweden's Johanna Gustavsson in a play-off. The talent and determination of these two players gives them access to The Evian Championship 2017, the 5th and final Major of the season.

A first event that went to perfection. The Jabra Ladies Open, a new event on the LETAS, with both its highest purse of 50,000 € and the status of European qualifier for The Evian Championship, saw some grand golf. During the 3 rounds of the competition (54 holes) played in glorious weather, the 120 players competing in the event, representing 54 nations (54 players after the cut), fought a fine battle.

Lots of to-ing and fro-ing at the top of the leaderboard. Slip-ups and exploits. In the end, Sweden's Johanna Gustavsson, who made a noteworthy eagle on 15 and finished on 66(-5), stumbled with two bogeys, taking her into a play-off with Isabelle Boineau. The French player didn't wait to seize her chance. A birdie on 18 against par: Isabelle, aged 28, is rewarded. Following a superb first round score of 67, followed by 69 in the second, she kept up her performance with 70 in the final round and an aggregate score of 206 (-7). This play-off victory qualifies her, alongwith the runner-up, for The Evian Championship 2017. Last year, her win at the Ladies Scottish Open gave her a place in the highly select field for the Major, at which she finished in 48th place. This first experience, combined with her win at the Jabra Ladies Open and her future participation in the US Open, should enable her to approach her Evian Championship (14-17 September 2017) more serenely.

Isabelle Boineau, who was delighted at the end of the tournament, joined all of the other players to pay tribute to the quality of the course at the Evian Resort Golf Club further to a new phase of works and transformations during the winter. "Well done to Adrien, the greenkeeper, the greens were great. I made lots of putts (laughter)". And her rival, Johanna Gustavsson, added: "I feel really good on this course. A really fantastic course! I can't believe it, I am going to play a Major".

Alongside Jabra, which invests increasingly in women's golf, Société Générale once again gave support to The Evian Championship qualifiers by providing financial aid to the two players selected to become part of Team Société Générale.