2008 Ladies European Tour

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The 2008 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from January through December 2008. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

The tour featured 28 official money events with prize money totalling more than €10.5 million, as well as the Women's World Cup of Golf and the European Ladies Golf Cup. Gwladys Nocera won the Order of Merit with earnings of €391,839.58, ahead of Helen Alfredsson, who finished second despite only having played in three events. Melissa Reid won Rookie of the Year honours, after finishing 12th in the Order of Merit.

Tournament results[edit]

The table below shows the 2008 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
18–20 Jan Women's World Cup of Golf  South Africa Philippines Jennifer Rosales
and Dorothy Delasin (n/a)
Team event co-sanctioned by the five main women's tours;
unofficial prize money
31 Jan – 3 Feb Women's Australian Open  Australia Australia Karrie Webb (n/a) Co-sanctioned by the ALPG Tour
7–10 Feb ANZ Ladies Masters  Australia England Lisa Hall (4) Co-sanctioned by the ALPG Tour
3–6 Apr European Ladies Golf Cup  Spain England Trish Johnson
and Rebecca Hudson
Team event; new in 2008; unofficial prize money
17–20 Apr Open De España Femenino  Spain Sweden Emma Zackrisson (1)
1–3 May Ladies Scottish Open  Scotland France Gwladys Nocera (6)
8–11 May Turkish Ladies Open  Turkey Sweden Lotta Wahlin (1)
22–25 May Ladies Swiss Open   Switzerland Norway Suzann Pettersen (3)
29 May – 1 Jun Ladies German Open  Germany South Korea Amy Yang (2)
6–8 Jun Dutch Ladies Open  Netherlands France Gwladys Nocera (7)
13–15 Jun Ladies Open of Portugal  Portugal France Anne-Lise Caudal (1)
19–22 Jun Tenerife Ladies Open  Spain England Rebecca Hudson (2)
4–6 Jul Ladies English Open  England England Rebecca Hudson (3)
11–13 Jul Ladies Irish Open  Ireland Norway Suzann Pettersen (4)
17–20 Jul BMW Ladies Italian Open  Italy Germany Martina Eberl (2)
24–27 Jul Evian Masters  France Sweden Helen Alfredsson (11) Co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour
31 Jul – 3 Aug Ricoh Women's British Open  England South Korea Jiyai Shin (n/a) Co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour
7–10 Aug Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika  Sweden South Korea Amy Yang (3)
14–17 Aug Wales Ladies Championship of Europe  Wales Sweden Lotta Wahlin (2)
22–24 Aug SAS Masters  Norway France Gwladys Nocera (8)
29–31 Aug Finnair Masters  Finland Finland Minea Blomqvist (2)
5–7 Sep Nykredit Masters  Denmark Germany Martina Eberl (3)
11–14 Sep Austrian Ladies Open  Austria England Laura Davies (28)
18–21 Sep Göteborg Masters  Sweden France Gwladys Nocera (9)
25–28 Sep Open de France Dames  France Germany Anja Monke (1)
2–4 Oct Madrid Ladies Masters  Spain France Gwladys Nocera (10)
31 Oct – 2 Nov Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open  China Sweden Annika Sörenstam (17) Co-sanctioned by the Ladies Asian Golf Tour
13–16 Nov Saint Four Ladies Masters in Jeju  South Korea South Korea Hee-Kyung Seo (n/a) Co-sanctioned by the LPGA of Korea Tour
3–6 Dec Indian Ladies Masters  India n/a Event cancelled[1]
11–14 Dec Dubai Ladies Masters  United Arab Emirates Germany Anja Monke (2)

Major championships in bold.

Order of Merit rankings[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings
1 Gwladys Nocera  France €391,840
2 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden €320,099.74
3 Martina Eberl  Germany €227,296.20
4 Amy Yang  South Korea €227,179.38
5 Anja Monke  Germany €184,778.93
6 Suzann Pettersen  Norway €183,278.68
7 Lotta Wahlin  Sweden €181,114.22
8 Paula Martí  Spain €162,698.40
9 Lisa Hall  England €157,288.84
10 Rebecca Hudson  England €145,275.91

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament axed in credit crunch". BBC Sport. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2008.

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