Annabel Dimmock (Eng) and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (Fra, am) qualify for The Evian Championship 2019.
Incredible suspense, talented and determined young champions, feats (3 holes-in-one), a major course on top form and ideal weather conditions: the 4th Jabra Ladies Open, with a purse of €150,000, lived up to all expectations. In the end, after a ruthless battle, the English player Annabel Dimmock (aged 22) finished the winner, ahead of French amateur Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (aged 18), with both qualifying for The Evian Championship, from 25 to 28 July.
The Evian Resort Golf Club was in a state of excitement during the 3rd and final round of the Jabra Ladies Open during a ruthless battle between the previous day’s leader, French amateur Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (aged 18), and England’s Annabel Dimmock (aged 22), ranked 49th on the European Tour. A battle which rapidly became a duel with the two players leading the way, far ahead of the other contenders (132 players representing 26 nationalities began the competition). The French player saw her chances of victory fade on 16 (double bogey) and then on 17 (bogey), with her final birdie on 18 not enough to create a play-off situation. Annabel Dimmock, who produced 4 birdies and just one bogey on 17, holed the victory putt to finish on an aggregate score of 206(-7), one shot ahead of the French player.
With this win at the Jabra Ladies Open, co-sanctioned by the LETAS and LET, her first on the European tour, Annabel Dimmock qualifies for two Majors - The Evian Championship and the AIG Women’s British Open 2019 - plus receives an LET tour card for 2020.
“It’s incredible, I’m delighted”, says the excited winner, who pockets €24,000. “I love this course, it’s a test run for July. I can't wait to play in the Major’s 25th anniversary tournament. ”
Her runner-up, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, who has already won 3 amateur titles this season plus a 4th place in the ANA Inspiration Junior and a 7th place finish at the Annika Invitational, has just clinched an amazing opportunity, that of qualifying for The Evian Championship 2019. She will join the exclusive field of players for the Major, which begins on Thursday 25 July on a course she knows well, after having competed in and won the final of the Haribo Kids Cup at the age of 10, 11 and 12. A new source of pride for The Evian Championship galaxy.