The Jabra Ladies Open presented by Bitstamp

The 2022 Jabra Ladies Open

From May 19 to 21, the Jabra Ladies Open, an event sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the only qualifying tournament for The Amundi Evian Championship, will return to the major course of the Evian Resort Golf Club. An international event that continues to grow with the arrival this year of Bitstamp as presenting partner.

 

A 2022 edition placed under the sign of the Majors

For its sixth edition, the Jabra Ladies Open returns stronger than ever: a field of players composed of the 132 best golfers on the Ladies European Tour, the possibility for the winner to qualify directly for two LPGA Tour Major tournaments, an increased prize-money with the arrival of a presenting partner, and above all, the ambition to establish itself as one of the main events on the French women's golf calendar.

The Jabra Ladies Open is a real talent spotlight, and in 2021, a very young 17-year-old player, Pia Babnik, won the event. A brilliant winner of the event, the Slovenian has since reached the top of the rankings, as with her recent podium finish at the first Major of the season in the United States. This year, the young champion will have her work cut out for her if she wants to retain her title against top players such as the French Lucie Malchirand and Anne-Lise Caudal, among others.

Let's not forget that the stakes of this major event are threefold: a victory on the European circuit, of course, but also a qualification to enter the field of two major tournaments, The Amundi Evian Championship (July 21-24, 2022) and the AIG Women's Open (August 4-7, 2022).

 

Jabra, a sustained investment in women's golf

Jabra, part of the GN Group, is today a leading provider of audio and video solutions. Since its foundation almost 150 years ago, the company has always had the goal of connecting people in their work, but also in their leisure time. A vocation that makes sense after these two very special years.

Since 2014, Jabra has chosen to invest, in a growing and perennial way, in the world of women's golf. On the one hand with the Jabra Ladies Classic, a tournament of the Sunshine Ladies Tour and organized at the Glendower Golf Club near Johannesburg in South Africa; and on the other hand with the Jabra Ladies Open, a major event on the Ladies European Tour calendar.

"Jabra's investment in golf is a great adventure. For almost 10 years, we have been committed to supporting French and European women's sports, which we now do every year with two tournaments. The Jabra Ladies Open is a unique opportunity for the Ladies European Tour players to play on a Major course - the one hosting The Amundi Evian Championship from July 21 to 24, 2022 - but also to be received in arrangements and conditions usually reserved for the world's golf elite. We want to encourage and nurture the champions of tomorrow, supporting this great sport and helping to develop the players of the future," said Jean-Baptiste Pain, Managing Director & Vice President South EMEA at Jabra.

 

Bitstamp, a new presenting partner for the Jabra Ladies Open

As of the 2022 edition, the Jabra Ladies Open becomes "presented by Bitstamp". Bitstamp, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, will enable the tournament to continue its development and strengthen its support for the Ladies European Tour players. Thanks to the rise of this new sponsor, the prize money increases to 250,000 euros (versus 200,000 euros in 2021).


Pia Babnik will remember the 5th edition of the Jabra Ladies Open for a long time. By winning this event on the Champions Course of the Evian Resort Golf Club, the 17 year old Slovenian won her first title on the European Women's Tour. She also earned her LET card for two seasons and invitations to two Women's Grand Slam events: The AIG Women's British Open and The Amundi Evian Championship.

Very consistent on the demanding Evian course (69, 70, 70), Babnik was pushed into the play-off by the Englishwoman Annabel Dimmock, 24 years old and title holder. A final birdie on 18 offered victory to the Slovenian prodigy, who turned pro in January 2020 at the age of 16!


England’s Annabel Dimmock held off French amateur Pauline Roussin Bouchard to clinch her first LET and LETAS title by one shot.

Dimmock carded a final round of 68 (-3) which included birdies on four of her first seven holes to lift the trophy ahead of the home favourite.

Commenting on her win, Dimmock said: “It’s such a relief. I’ve wanted to do this for so long and I’m so relieved I’ve finally won. I’ve been struggling a bit over the last few years since I first turned pro so to finally get a win is really special.”


The following year the Jabra Ladies Open became the first dual ranking event on the LET Access Series and LET.

It was another Frenchwoman who claimed victory as Astrid Vayson de Pradenne defeated German Karolin Lampert with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Speaking about her win, Vayson de Pradenne said: “As an outsider and just being focused, making it to the end and winning a play-off with a birdie on the 18th hole with 100 or 200 people watching and a loud crowd, they will be very special memories for me. You try so hard for years and years and nothing really happens, being so close. Now this is real and I still feel like I’m dreaming. I’m like a bird and I’m not on the ground yet.”


The Jabra Ladies Open made its debut on the LET Access Series in 2017 when France’s Isabelle Boineau claimed victory.

A playoff was needed to decide the outcome of the tournament, as both Boineau and Sweden’s Johanna Gustavsson finished the tournament on seven-under-par.

The duo headed back down the par-four 18th and it was the Frenchwoman who triumphed with a birdie on the extra hole.

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