2006 Ladies European Tour

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The 2006 Ladies European Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from January through October 2006. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET). The tour featured 21 events with prize money totalling more than €10.6 million. Laura Davies won the Order of Merit with earnings of €471,727.42.

Tournament results[edit]

The table below shows the 2006 schedule. The numbers in brackets after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the Ladies European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the tour.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
20–22 Jan Acer World Cup of Golf South Africa Sweden Liselotte Neumann
and Annika Sörenstam (n/a)
Team event
Unofficial LPGA Tour event
2–5 Feb ANZ Ladies Masters Australia South Korea Amy Yang (1) Co-sanctioned with the ALPG Tour
27–30 Apr Tenerife Ladies Open Spain Finland Riikka Hakkarainen (1)
11–14 May Open De España Femenino Spain New Zealand Lynnette Brooky (4)
18–21 May Ladies Swiss Open Switzerland France Gwladys Nocera (1)
25–28 May Vediorbis Open de France France Italy Veronica Zorzi (2)
2–4 Jun KLM Ladies Open Netherlands France Stéphanie Arricau (3)
14–17 Jun Ladies Italian Open Italy France Gwladys Nocera (2)
22–24 Jun Ladies Open of Portugal Portugal France Stéphanie Arricau (4)
13–15 Jul Ladies Central European Open Hungary England Rebecca Hudson (1)
21–23 Jul Catalonia Ladies Masters Spain France Gwladys Nocera (3)
26–29 Jul Evian Masters France Australia Karrie Webb (n/a) Co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour
3–6 Aug Weetabix Women's British Open England United States Sherri Steinhauer (n/a) Co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour
10–13 Aug Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika Sweden Sweden Annika Sörenstam (14)
17–20 Aug Wales Ladies Championship of Europe Wales Sweden Linda Wessberg (1)
25–27 Aug SAS Masters Norway England Laura Davies (35)
1–3 Sep Finnair Masters Finland France Virginie Lagoutte (2)
7–10 Sep Nykredit Masters Denmark Denmark Karen Margrethe Juul (1)
14–17 Sep Austrian Ladies Open Austria Sweden Sophie Gustafson (12)
6–8 Oct BBC Radio Kent Ladies’ English Open England Sweden Cecilia Ekelundh (3)
26–29 Oct Dubai Ladies Masters United Arab Emirates Sweden Annika Sörenstam (15)

Major championships are shown in bold.

Order of Merit rankings[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings
1 Laura Davies  England €471,727.42
2 Gwladys Nocera  France €415,020.50
3 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden €225,822.07
4 Sophie Gustafson  Sweden €193,773.79
5 Veronica Zorzi  Italy €143,881.00
6 Linda Wessberg  Sweden €142,414.47
7 Stéphanie Arricau  France €140,376.76
8 Rebecca Hudson  England €123,835.84
9 Riikka Hakkarainen  Finland €112,361.19
10 Karen Margrethe Juul  Denmark €107,531.54

See also[edit]