The Jabra Ladies Open

The Jabra Ladies Open

Launched in 2017, the Jabra Ladies Open is now one of the flagship tournaments of the Ladies European Tour. It is also a gateway to The Amundi Evian Championship, as the winner of the tournament, which takes place in May at the Evian Resort Golf Club, receives an opportunity to play the Major in the same year and on the same course: The Champions Course.

In 2021, this new edition of the Ladies European Tour sanctioned golf tournament was of course placed under the sign of sporting excellence, thanks to the quality of its field and its course, with a global prize fund raised to 200 000 €. Each year, some 132 players take to the course of the Evian Resort Golf Club, for 3 rounds of competition (54 holes in Stroke Play), with a cut at the end of the second day. 

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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