La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational report: What happened at La Reserva Club?

CΓ©line Herbin claimed her second LET title as she came out on top in a fantastic first staging of the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational.

The Frenchwoman was tied with Esther Henseleit coming down the last and closed out with a superb birdie to pick up a 1-shot victory.

On Sunday, she brought her best game and broke 70 for the first time of the week with a brilliant 69 that included an eagle and five birdies.

A win for runner-up, Henseleit, is surely just around the corner as she secured her sixth top-10 finish in just seven starts.

England’s Charlotte Thompson impressed once again and finished on 2-under-par in a tie for 3rd.

After an opening round of 66 she was the one to catch, but it was not to be. She played her second and third rounds over par but a final round of 69 was a nice way to finish the week.

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational report: Talking points

The big talking point of the week was really the event itself.

10-time major champion, Annika Sorenstam hosted the inaugural tournament and the week did not disappoint.

It is no secret that the LET is in a crucial period, and Annika’s addition has been a huge boost for the tour.

She was present in Spain for the whole week, witnessing what has been a brilliant addition to the tour schedule.

Despite calling time on her playing career some time ago, she did have the clubs out for Wednesday’s pro-am.

La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational report

The profile of the event was clearly very high thanks to the engagement of the Swede and this could prove to be another wise move for the LET on the way to growing the tour.


On Tuesday, a six hole matchplay challenge took place in aid of charity.

Golfing legends Jean Van de Velde and Manuel PiΓ±ero took on Solheim Cup captain Cartiona Matthew and Spanish LET star NoemΓ­ Jiminez in the unique event.

Aside from the obvious competitive nature of the elite players involved, the real motivation was to raise money for a great cause.

Each birdie that was carded was worth €1,000 which would be donated. In total, the four players scored five birdies, meaning a brilliant €5,000 was the final sum.

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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