Linn Grant overtakes Maja Stark to lead the Race to the Costa del Sol in 2022 after finishing as runner-up; Liz Young hit three under 69 on her last day in Switzerland to finish 12 under and win her first LET
Last Updated: 10/09/22 7:57 pm
Liz Young claimed the long-awaited first Female European Touring title in her 14th season after holding on to a one-time win at the VP Bank Swiss Open.
The Briton, leading a shot into the final round at Golfpark Holzhausern, combined four racquets with a single trick to score three under 69 and trail four-time LET winner Linn Grant.
The 39-year-old added birdies in 11th and 14th to lead two shots with four holes to play, with a par on the last enough to finish the week in 12th and secure her breakout victory.
“I can’t believe it now! I’ve been here for a while and haven’t won, so to do it in Switzerland is amazing,” Young said. “I said I would keep playing as long as I enjoyed it and as long as I kept getting better – 14 years later we are here.
“I hope my daughter is watching. I’ve been here for a while and never really come close to winning, but I’ve had some good results in strong arena tournaments.”
Grant made three birdies in a row on her back nine but couldn’t find another on her last hole, which would force a play-off, with the Swede standing second to England’s Rosie Davies.
“I’m really proud of myself,” Davies said after the 70th final. “I dropped a few shots too much to put the necessary pressure on Liz. [Young]. I did the birdie on the 14th and 15th, I think I’ll stick with it, and I know Linn [Grant] went somewhere. I’m really satisfied with this week. “
Finland’s Ursula Wikstrom, Germany’s Alexandra Försterling and Belgium’s Manon De Roey all share fourth place above nine, while Britain’s Annabel Dimmock is in seventh place.