Ladies Irish Open

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The Ladies Irish Open was a professional golf tournament on the Ladies European Tour (LET), held in the Republic of Ireland. It was part of the LET schedule in 1983 and 1984 in Northern Ireland; the 1984 event was co-sanctioned by the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. After nearly a decade's absence, it returned in 1994 for ten editions through 2003, all in the Republic of Ireland. After a four-year hiatus, the tournament was revived again in 2008 as part of the build up to the 2011 Solheim Cup, scheduled for late September at Killeen Castle in County Meath. Killeen Castle hosted the Ladies Irish Open in 2010 and 2011 in early August, the week following the Women's British Open. The last event was played in 2012.

At St. Margaret's in 1995, Laura Davies recorded a 72-hole total of 267 (−25), 16 strokes clear of runner-up Asa Gottmo, setting world records for the lowest aggregate score and the biggest margin of victory in women's professional golf.[1]

Multiple winners are Sophie Gustafson (1998, 2000, 2003, 2010), Suzann Pettersen (2008, 2011) and Laura Davies (1994, 1995).

Winners[edit]

Year Date Venue County Winner Score To Par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
Ladies Irish Open
2012 Aug 3-5 Killeen Castle Meath Scotland Catriona Matthew 67-71-71=209 −7 1 stroke Norway Suzann Pettersen 52,500
2011 Aug 5-7 Killeen Castle Meath Norway Suzann Pettersen (2) 71-63-64=198 −18 6 strokes Spain Azahara Muñoz 60,000
AIB Ladies' Irish Open
2010 Aug 6-8 Killeen Castle Meath Sweden Sophie Gustafson (4) 70-68-66=204 −12 1 stroke Norway Marianne Skarpnord
South Korea In-Kyung Kim
75,000
2009 Jun 26-28 Portmarnock Links Fingal Italy Diana Luna 68-69-68=205 −11 4 strokes France Gwladys Nocera
England Florentyna Parker
SwedenSophie Gustafson
75,000
2008 Jul 11-13 Portmarnock Links Fingal Norway Suzann Pettersen 69-69-67=205 −11 5 strokes Norway Marianne Skarpnord 67,500
Ladies' Irish Open
2004–07 No tournament
2003 Jun 13-15 Killarney Kerry Sweden Sophie Gustafson (3) 66-63-73=202 −17 3 strokes England Laura Davies 24,750
2002 May 10-12 Killarney Kerry Denmark Iben Tinning 71-70-73=214 −2 Playoff Norway Suzann Pettersen 24,750
Waterford Crystal Ladies' Irish Open
2001 Aug 24-26 Faithlegg Waterford Spain Raquel Carriedo 68-66-66=200 −16 1 stroke Sweden Sophie Gustafson 24,486
2000 Jun 8-11 Faithlegg Waterford Sweden Sophie Gustafson (2) 71-71-71-69=282 −6 1 stroke France Marine Monnet 24,202
Donegal Irish Ladies' Open
1999 Sep 2-5 Letterkenny Donegal France Sandrine Mendiburu 71-72-71-72=286 +2 Playoff Spain Raquel Carriedo
England Laura Davies
Germany Elisabeth Esterl
22,395
1998 Sep 3-5 Ballyliffin Donegal Sweden Sophie Gustafson 68-78-68=214 −2 Playoff Denmark Iben Tinning 19,260
Guardian Irish Open
1997 Jun 26-29 Luttrellstown Castle Dublin France Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 74-70-69-71=284 −4 1 stroke Spain Laura Navarro 24,635
1996 Jul 25-28 Citywest Dublin England Alison Nicholas 69-73-65-70=277 −11 8 strokes England Trish Johnson 16,500
Guardian Irish Holidays Open
1995 Jul 27-30 St Margaret's Dublin England Laura Davies (2) 67-66-66-68=267 −25 16 strokes Sweden Asa Gottmo 15,000
Holiday Ireland Women's Open
1994 St Margaret's Dublin England Laura Davies
British Midland Ladies' Irish Open
1987–93 No tournament
1986 City of Derry GC Londonderry Scotland Muriel Thomson
Smirnoff Irish Ladies' Open
1985 No tournament
1984 Oct 11-14 Clandeboye Down United States Kathy Whitworth 285 −3 US$22,500
Irish Ladies' Open
1983 Portstewart Londonderry Scotland Catherine Panton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davies marches on to world record". The Independent. 31 July 1995. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 

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